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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…


Q3 2016 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report

Annualized Lending Volume Up 13%

Produced in conjunction with Chandan Economics and tailored specifically for the small multifamily investor, ALEX Chatter’s Q3 2016 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report examines current movement in:

  • Origination Volume
  • Cap Rates
  • Debt Yields
  • LTVs

With cap rates and debt yield holding steady, third quarter findings suggest that 2016’s small balance multifamily lending volume will fall in the upper bound of projections made in earlier reports. On an annualized basis, the year-to-date tally discussed in this quarter’s report reflects a 13 percent increase over small balance activity in the previous four quarters.