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How Big is Small Cap Multifamily?

A closer look at the multifamily housing inventory in the United States and the size of the small cap investment opportunity.

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Multifamily Forecast: Investors Moving to Secondary Markets

The apartment sector has remained the darling of the commercial real estate for the past six years. This doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, as 2016 is expected to set a new record for multifamily mortgage origination volume. While multifamily’s position as top dog remains uncontested, savvy investors are altering their strategy for sourcing Read the full article…


Q1 2017 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report

Continued Strength in Small Balance Lending

In addition to your report, please enjoy this exclusive discussion on the small balance multifamily loan market featuring Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, Founder & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust; Steve Johnson, VP of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac; and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute.

Aided by growth in agency lending and refinancing activity, the volume of new multifamily loans with balances between $1 million and $5 million increased to $13 billion during the first quarter of 2017. This marks a 9.3% increase over the quarterly volume average during 2016, and comes in spite of a slowdown in the investment sales market.

Produced in conjunction with Chandan Economics and tailored specifically for the small multifamily investor, ALEX Chatter’s Q1 2017 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report examines current movement in:

  • Origination Volume
  • Cap Rates
  • Debt Yields
  • LTVs