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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…


Affordable Housing Garners Greater Attention in Post-Pandemic Environment

This new report series from Arbor and Chandan Economics explores the many facets of affordable housing and the major trends shaping the market. It’s a critical time to focus on affordable housing, as pandemic-related headwinds and longstanding structural forces have impacted housing affordability.


Key Findings:

  • The pandemic’s economic effects combined with surging rent prices have strained low-income renters.
  • Reduced business income due to the pandemic-related downturn may decrease the value of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), requiring developers to seek alternative financing sources.
  • The share of mortgages utilizing the 4% LIHTC remained elevated through second-quarter 2021, reflecting the continued attractiveness of rehabbing versus ground-up development.

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