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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