What Does the Inverted Yield Curve Mean for CRE?

What Does the Inverted Yield Curve Mean for CRE?

PORTLAND, OR—Long-term interest rates on bonds reached below short-term rates for the first time since 2007 and yields for the two-year Treasury bill exceeded those…

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WHY INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY HOMES IS A MUST FOR 2019

WHY INVESTING IN MULTI FAMILY HOMES IS A MUST FOR 2019

Multi family homes proved to be quite the investment in 2018, and this trend is continuing into the new year. If you’ve been hearing a lot…

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Multifamily Real Estate Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Multifamily Real Estate Trends for 2019 and Beyond

The ways that architects, developers, and operators design projects, attract tenants, manage costs, and measure success are each flexing as cities change and generations make…

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Another Interest Rate Cut Will Help Hold Up CRE Values, But Was It Needed?

Another Interest Rate Cut Will Help Hold Up CRE Values, But Was It Needed?

CRE cap rates are expected to remain unchanged, but investors looking for financing should benefit from lower rates. Sebastian Obando | Oct 31, 2019 The Federal Reserve opted…

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Houston Nation’s Top ‘Buy’ Market for Multifamily Real Estate

Houston Nation’s Top ‘Buy’ Market for Multifamily Real Estate

Houston is the nation’s top “buy” market for multifamily real estate, according to a new report released by Ten-X Commercial. Ten-X Commercial, a commercial real…

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7 Benefits of Investing in Multifamily Property for Your Real Estate Portfolio

7 Benefits of Investing in Multifamily Property for Your Real Estate Portfolio

Multifamily properties play a vital role in the real estate industry. Multifamily housing is viewed as the best and most affordable housing option. And, not…

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Institutions Continue to Raise Real Estate Allocations in 2019

Institutions Continue to Raise Real Estate Allocations in 2019

The latest research from Hodes Weill and Cornell University shows target allocations rose by 10 basis points this year. NREI Staff | Oct 23, 2019 An annual…

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The ‘Incredible’ Flow Of Capital Into Multifamily Is Expected To Increase In 2020

The ‘Incredible’ Flow Of Capital Into Multifamily Is Expected To Increase In 2020

The U.S. multifamily sector has emerged as a top investor target during this cycle, and despite concerns of a looming recession, industry leaders expect the…

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What Do Younger Renters Want in a Multifamily Community? Convenience Amenities and Hospitality-Like Service

What Do Younger Renters Want in a Multifamily Community? Convenience Amenities and Hospitality-Like Service

Millennial and Gen Z renters put an emphasis on convenience, technology and prompt service. Cindy Wick | Oct 15, 2019 The multifamily market has certainly evolved over…

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Southeast Multifamily Outlook Holding Strong

Southeast Multifamily Outlook Holding Strong

Several Southeast markets continue to top national lists for job and population growth, causing investors to pour capital into the region’s multifamily sector as they…

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Five Questions To Ask About Owning Multifamily Real Estate For Cash Flow

Five Questions To Ask About Owning Multifamily Real Estate For Cash Flow

POST WRITTEN BY Carlos Vaz Millions of Americans depend on cash flow generated by long-term investment portfolios, and that number is expected to skyrocket as…

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Why the Wealthy Put Their Money Into Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate

Why the Wealthy Put Their Money Into Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate

Have you heard stats such as “80% of millionaires attribute their wealth to real estate”? Or heard stories of living the good life off passive…

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With Recession in Mind, Family Offices Swing Toward Real Estate

With Recession in Mind, Family Offices Swing Toward Real Estate

Family office allocations to real estate are rising, a new survey finds. John Egan | Oct 04, 2019 Adjusting to market volatility and girding for a recession,…

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Multifamily Demographics Positioned for More Growth

Multifamily Demographics Positioned for More Growth

Industry estimates forecast upwards of 1 million new renter households a year. By Tanya Sterling | October 01, 2019 at 07:10 AM DENVER—With expanding populations, a growing preference…

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3 Additional Reasons Why Multifamily Investment Is So Compelling

3 Additional Reasons Why Multifamily Investment Is So Compelling

Apartment developers will need to add approximately 325,000 new units each year until 2030. By Tanya Sterling | September 27, 2019 at 07:13 AM EL SEGUNDO, CA—The case…

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Workforce Housing as a Defensive Play

Workforce Housing as a Defensive Play

Aegon Real Assets US is is partnering with local developers, usually though a JV equity structure to target workforce housing in select markets. By Erika Morphy| September…

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U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Concerns

U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Concerns

Ten years since the economic expansion started after the Great Recession, commercial real estate remains strong. Many real estate professionals and investors expected markets, including…

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6 Benefits of Multi-Family Investing That You Must Know

6 Benefits of Multi-Family Investing That You Must Know

If you are considering investing in real estate, one of the best options available to you will be multi-family apartment buildings. There are a variety of…

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3 Strategies for Peak Multifamily Performance

3 Strategies for Peak Multifamily Performance

RICHARDSON, TX—Conventional wisdom has it that the best multifamily investment to make is in one of the 14.5 million units located the 62 largest metro…

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Slowdown in multifamily market? It’s not here yet

Slowdown in multifamily market? It’s not here yet

Chuck Patenaude, senior vice president in charge of production with Minneapolis-based Dougherty Mortgage, remembers when he graduated from college: The goal was always to buy a…

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In Search of Yield, More Multifamily Investors Explore Affordable Housing, Smaller Markets

In Search of Yield, More Multifamily Investors Explore Affordable Housing, Smaller Markets

In a competitive market for multifamily acquisitions, more investors are looking at niche plays. Bendix Anderson | Sep 03, 2019 In late August, investment firm Starwood Capital…

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A Look at the 3 Main Multifamily Investment Factors

A Look at the 3 Main Multifamily Investment Factors

“Buyers or investors are always looking for a good ROI and so they have to consider various factors including whether or not rent control is…

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CBRE: U.S. Apartment Turnover Rate Reaches Lowest Level in 20 Years, Signaling More Lease Renewals

CBRE: U.S. Apartment Turnover Rate Reaches Lowest Level in 20 Years, Signaling More Lease Renewals

Milwaukee and Northern New Jersey had the lowest multifamily turnover rates in 2018, according to CBRE. Pictured is RIVET, a 163-unit property in Jersey City.…

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Exclusive Research: Multifamily Market Study

Exclusive Research: Multifamily Market Study

After showing signs of caution a year ago, multifamily investors’ sentiments ticked back up again in this year’s exclusive research. Aug 01, 2019 Research Summary…

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Multifamily Continues to Rule CRE

Multifamily Continues to Rule CRE

IRVINE, CA—The multifamily sector showed the most robust growth amongst all CRE sectors—multifamily, office, industrial, retail and hotel—in the first quarter of 2019, according to…

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KBS REIT III to Explore Strategic Alternatives, Potential NAV REIT Conversion

KBS REIT III to Explore Strategic Alternatives, Potential NAV REIT Conversion

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III Inc., a publicly registered non-traded REIT, plans to explore strategic alternatives in an effort to provide liquidity to its…

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KBS REIT III to Sell 11 Properties to Singapore REIT in Billion Dollar Deal

KBS REIT III to Sell 11 Properties to Singapore REIT in Billion Dollar Deal

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III Inc., a publicly registered non-traded REIT, has agreed to sell 11 properties to various subsidiaries of Prime US REIT,…

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Multifamily Absorption Reaches 5-Year High

Multifamily Absorption Reaches 5-Year High

US apartment demand spiked during the second quarter of 2019 with product absorption climbing to a five-year high, according to RealPage. It reports that net…

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Opportunity Zone Insight

Opportunity Zone Insight

The IRS keeps throwing new regulations at the much-dissected Opportunity Zone program. That, in turn, throws off some commercial real estate investors, developers and lenders,…

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What’s Attracting High Net-Worth Investors to Value-Add Assets?

What’s Attracting High Net-Worth Investors to Value-Add Assets?

PORTLAND, OR—A recent survey revealed that 80% of respondents are planning to invest in value-add real estate as part of wealth-management strategies. RealCrowd recently completed…

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The Continuing Case for Apartment Rentals

The Continuing Case for Apartment Rentals

Apartments have been the darling of real estate capital markets for the past seven-eight years. This deep into an outstanding run, some investors have begun…

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Proposed $65M hemp extract facility to employ up to 175 in Phoenix

Proposed $65M hemp extract facility to employ up to 175 in Phoenix

Integrated CBD LLC is investing about $65 million to build a 154,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Phoenix that is expected to employ between 125 and 175…

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Multifamily Remains Top Investment Asset Class

Multifamily Remains Top Investment Asset Class

Multifamily continues to be the top target asset class for investors. According to a new report from AppFolio, most investors are planning to allocate capital to…

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As Southeastern Cities Experience Strong Job Growth, They Are Also Seeing a Rising Demand for New Apartments

As Southeastern Cities Experience Strong Job Growth, They Are Also Seeing a Rising Demand for New Apartments

Strong economies are quickly filling new apartments in Southeast cities including Charlotte, N.C., Nashville, Tenn. and Atlanta. “The Southeast’s major metros have posted terrific apartment…

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Slowdown in U.S. Housing Market Is Helping Landlords Raise Rents

Slowdown in U.S. Housing Market Is Helping Landlords Raise Rents

(Bloomberg)—The U.S. housing slowdown is turning out to be a gift to apartment landlords. After all, those people who aren’t buying still need somewhere to…

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CNL Healthcare Properties Issues First Special Distribution, Changes NAV and Distribution Rate

CNL Healthcare Properties Issues First Special Distribution, Changes NAV and Distribution Rate

The board of CNL Healthcare Properties, a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, has approved a $2.00 per share special distribution to shareholders following the recent…

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CBRE: Here’s where multifamily investors should be putting their money in 2019

CBRE: Here’s where multifamily investors should be putting their money in 2019

While most of the market attention tends to be focused on Class A multifamily buildings, new research from CBRE suggests that there is another class of multifamily…

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CNL Healthcare Sells Medical Portfolio to Welltower for Nearly $1.3 Billion

CNL Healthcare Sells Medical Portfolio to Welltower for Nearly $1.3 Billion

CNL Healthcare Properties Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, has sold a portfolio of 55 Class A healthcare facilities to Welltower Inc.…

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Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

The Fed’s shift to a neutral position on rates could keep CRE transaction activity on par with 2018 levels. Beth Mattson-Teig | May 13, 2019 The current…

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The Best Tax Break Of Your Lifetime

The Best Tax Break Of Your Lifetime

The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted some of the most substantial tax reform legislation since 1986. One aspect of…

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Apartment Rents Expected to Rise Faster Than Inflation in 2019

Apartment Rents Expected to Rise Faster Than Inflation in 2019

    Rents are likely to rise the most for class-B apartments, and the least for class-C and -D units.     Bendix Anderson | Jan 15,…

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Airbnb’s explosive growth jolts hotel industry’s bottom line

Airbnb’s explosive growth jolts hotel industry’s bottom line

Hospitality service Airbnb is fast becoming the 800-pound gorilla that’s shaking up the hotel industry and forever changing it. New research from Florida State University…

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We are not prepared for the growth in rental demand

We are not prepared for the growth in rental demand

From 2010 to 2030, we'll see five new renters for every three new homeowners After completing a major demographic study projecting headship and homeownership rates…

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Demand for Workforce Housing to Remain Strong in 2019

Demand for Workforce Housing to Remain Strong in 2019

Strong demand for workforce housing should continue in 2019, boosting investment in the sector, according to industry experts. As the unemployment rate keeps falling, new households…

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Hines Global REIT Sells San Francisco Building for $342.5 Million, Issues Liquidating Distribution

Hines Global REIT Sells San Francisco Building for $342.5 Million, Issues Liquidating Distribution

Hines Global REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, has completed the sale of 550 Terry Francois, a six-story Class A office…

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Worcester investments, with the help of Acuity Partners,  closes on 50 million Dollar acquisition of historic Kansas City property

Worcester investments, with the help of Acuity Partners, closes on 50 million Dollar acquisition of historic Kansas City property

A historic downtown property is officially off the market. The 35-story residential and office building at 909 Walnut St. was bought by Worcester Investments for…

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Everest Completes Unsolicited Tender Offer for Shares of CNL Healthcare

Everest Completes Unsolicited Tender Offer for Shares of CNL Healthcare

Everest REIT Investors I LLC and Everest REIT Investors III LLC, two privately-held real estate investment companies, have completed their unsolicited tender offer for shares…

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Hines Global to Sell 10 European Logistics Properties to Blackstone Affiliate for $526.9 Million

Hines Global to Sell 10 European Logistics Properties to Blackstone Affiliate for $526.9 Million

Hines Global REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, has agreed to sell 10 logistics properties located in Germany and Poland to…

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Everest REIT Investors Launches Tender Offer for CNL Healthcare Shares

Everest REIT Investors Launches Tender Offer for CNL Healthcare Shares

Everest REIT Investors I LLC and Everest REIT Investors III LLC, two private real estate investment firms, have launched an unsolicited tender offer to purchase…

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Hines Global REIT Proceeds With Liquidation, Puts 7 Properties On The Block Separately

Hines Global REIT Proceeds With Liquidation, Puts 7 Properties On The Block Separately

Hines Global REIT is taking seven of its U.S. office properties to market separately, with Eastdil Secured overseeing the sales. Three of the properties are in…

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American Finance Trust recently announced planned stock listing for July 2018

American Finance Trust recently announced planned stock listing for July 2018

American Finance Trust, Inc. (AFIN) has announced the Company's planned July 2018 listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AFIN.…

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Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Sells Two Data Centers for $85 Million

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Sells Two Data Centers for $85 Million

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, recently sold two data center properties for $85 million. On June…

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Investors embrace multifamily as demographic trends shift

Investors embrace multifamily as demographic trends shift

The multifamily housing sector is attracting real estate investors that wouldn't have looked at it previously. Foreign investors, along with core, core-plus and open-end real…

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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Increases First Quarter FFO by Nearly 20%

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Increases First Quarter FFO by Nearly 20%

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company, reported its operating…

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One-Time Emerging Apartment Markets Are Becoming Emerging Office Markets

One-Time Emerging Apartment Markets Are Becoming Emerging Office Markets

The migration of renters and employees has begun affecting office tenants, causing many employers to relocate to suburban markets as well. As multifamily rents in core…

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The Growing Demand for Class B Multifamily and What It Means for Investors

The Growing Demand for Class B Multifamily and What It Means for Investors

The qualities of class B multifamily units – clean, modern, yet affordable – are highly coveted by any renter in America. Now, baby boomers, millennials,…

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Value-Add Multifamily Investors Benefit from GSE Green Financing

Value-Add Multifamily Investors Benefit from GSE Green Financing

More than a quarter of the apartment loans financed by the GSEs in 2017 qualified for the green incentive programs – May 3, 2018. Apartment investors…

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Seven Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2018

Seven Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2018

Here are those predictions broken down. “Stable.” That’s the one word that encapsulates the anticipated state of the multifamily sector this year, according to Greg Willett,…

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Preparing Multifamily Assets for Possible Market Correction

Preparing Multifamily Assets for Possible Market Correction

In advance of any downward movement, the best owners and managers are examining what can be done proactively to recession-proof properties. As the cycle matures, savvy…

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Velocity Ledger to Launch Blockchain Trading Platform for Currently Nontraded Securities, Part II

Velocity Ledger to Launch Blockchain Trading Platform for Currently Nontraded Securities, Part II

In this article, we further explore the functioning and potential that the blockchain-enabled distributed ledger trading platform called Velocity Ledger (“VL”) brings to the nontraded…

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Six Takeaways from the NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

Six Takeaways from the NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

The optimism at the conference was somewhat tempered by the prospects of increasing supply, rising interest rates and an eventual downturn in the not-too-distant future.…

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4 Ways Technology is Shaking Up Commercial Real Estate (& Why Multifamily Will Pull Ahead)

4 Ways Technology is Shaking Up Commercial Real Estate (& Why Multifamily Will Pull Ahead)

Here are two undeniable truths: 1. Commercial real estate has built many investors’ fortunes throughout history, and 2. Technology is changing the world at a…

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TAXES: The New Law and the Top 5 Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

TAXES: The New Law and the Top 5 Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Real estate continues to be considered one of the best wealth-creation strategies. The 2010 foreclosure crisis spooked many investors, but the market has since recovered…

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Everest Completes KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Tender Offer

Everest Completes KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Tender Offer

Everest REIT Investors I LLC, a private real estate investment firm, has completed its unsolicited tender-offer for shares of KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, according to…

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How REITs Make Money

How REITs Make Money

Equity REITs can make money in two ways: collecting rent from tenants and through capital appreciation in their property values. Different REITs have different strategies…

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Characteristics of Nontraded REITs

Characteristics of Nontraded REITs

Intro If you’re considering investing in a nontraded REIT your financial advisor has recommended to you, there are some key things to know about what…

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