Q4 2021 Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report

Our quarterly report on the current and emerging small multifamily investment trends features data and research from Chandan Economics. The report reviews the state of the market, identifying trends in underwriting, financing, cap rates, valuation and more. In the report, you’ll learn how small multifamily properties differ from larger properties, and the forces driving their investment performance.   Key Findings: Small multifamily originations jump by 48.1% in 2021, reaching $85.4 billion. The refinancing share of originations has settled back near a normal, pre-pandemic range. Asset prices rose a robust 9.7% from a year earlier.   Complete the form to instantly access the full report!


3 Key Topics From the 2022 NMHC Annual Meeting

The general sentiment of the 2022 NMHC Annual Meeting seemed positive—reflecting strong performance of multifamily assets, high transaction volumes through 2021, and optimism for a good year ahead. Of the many dynamic topics presented on-stage and overheard in the corridors during the 2022 NMHC Annual Meeting, three that merit special mention and industry consideration for the year ahead are: shifts in renter preferences, rent control, and institutional excitement for single-family rentals.

Multifamily Fundamentals Prepare Industry for Macro Uncertainties Ahead

How will inflation, tightening monetary policy, and labor shortages affect housing in 2022? Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust’s Chairman and CEO, and Sam Chandan, NYU Stern professor and founder of Chandan Economics, reflect on the past year and the year ahead in this special report.   Key Findings: Labor shortages and a consumption shift toward goods over services are key factors contributing to supply chain disruptions, stoking inflation. The Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening is front and center heading into the new year as the central bank anticipates three rate hikes in 2022 and 2023, setting the stage for higher costs of capital. Historically low vacancy rates reflect a rental housing market where household demand continues to exceed available supply. Changes in where and how people work are allowing Americans to choose housing options across a wider geographic area.   Complete the form to instantly access the full report!


Arbor Chatter Top 10 Posts of 2021

As the U.S. commercial real estate market continued its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic-related recession in 2021, the multifamily and single-family rental sectors proved their resilience. Throughout the year we continued to provide unique research and insights into these markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor Chatter posts from 2021, in case you missed them.


The Top Factors Set to Impact Multifamily in 2022

Inflation concerns, new virus variants, tighter monetary policy and high construction costs are among the top factors set to impact multifamily in the year ahead. Read on for the full lookahead from Arbor and Chandan Economics.


A New Estimate for Single-Family Rental Construction

Current data on single-family rental construction costs lacks the ability to track build-for-rent properties. Based on a new Arbor and Chandan Economics methodology, our findings show single-family construction starts totaled 86,000 (47,000 BTR and 39,000 BFR units) as of the year ending in the third quarter of 2021.


Chandan Economics
Chandan Economics is a leading economic advisory and data science service provider to commercial real estate investors, lenders, service firms, and regulators. With concentrations in multifamily and single-family rental assets, Chandan specializes in combining original economic research with engaging storytelling. www.chandan.com

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