Our Top 10 Posts of 2018
There has been no shortage of topics to cover in 2018 as it relates to the multifamily market, and Chatter is proud to continue serving as your go-to source for industry news, research and insights.
From metro-specific reports and trends in the seniors housing space to demographic changes in the rental sector and new technology solutions, we’re proud to share this year’s top 10 posts.
How Large is the Workforce Housing Rental Segment?
Chandan Economics – August 7, 2018
“Of the nearly 39.2 million rental households across U.S. metro areas, 11.9 million, or 30.3%, were classified as being a part of the workforce segment — a share increase of about 70 basis points from 2014.”
Dallas Multifamily Market Remains Strong Through Q1 2018
Matt Maison – June 4, 2018
“Dallas continued its momentum during the first quarter of 2018. Rent growth and investment activity remained strong, while vacancy rates held at historically low levels despite a high volume of new supply added to the market.”
ULI Special Report: Top Trends to Watch in Commercial Real Estate
Samantha Goldberg – October 17, 2018
“Strong GDP and job growth should support solid demand for real estate assets through the rest of 2018 and 2019, with slow but still positive growth in 2020. If growth does continue through 2020, the current expansion will be one of the longest on record.”
Demographics Drive Single-Family Rental Demand
Chatter Staff – July 10, 2018
“The average suburban home with a yard and a two car garage may not be the first image that the word ‘rental’ brings to mind, but single-family homes have quickly become one of the most sought-after rental sectors on the market.”
Single-Family Homes Play a Bigger Role in the Rental Market
Chandan Economics – February 22, 2018
“The growing popularity of single-family rentals as a housing option for Millennials is skewing the multifamily inventory toward amenity-rich larger buildings. At the same time, the trend is helping consolidate smaller apartment assets.”
Top Reasons Why Renters Move into Small Apartment Buildings
Chandan Economics – February 6, 2018
“Space needs associated with starting a family is the top reason why renters move into small apartment buildings. In large buildings, neighborhood characteristics outweigh other factors for new renters.”
Seniors Housing and Healthcare Trends for 2018
Emily Elefonte – February 28, 2018
“Increased life expectancy, aging baby boomers and the skyrocketing costs of hospital stays have created demand for a broader, more comprehensive set of seniors housing options.”
Here Come the Beacons: How Will Proximity Sensors Impact Multifamily?
Emily Elefonte – January 24, 2018
“When placed in the built environment, the beacon can deliver a hyper-contextualized user experience and unlock hidden opportunities for revenue.”
MBA CREF Special Report: Real Estate Investing in the Current Cycle
Samantha Goldberg – July 18, 2018
“As we enter the later stages of the current economic cycle, a major topic of discussion among real estate players is how much longer will this trend of slow and steady growth continue.”
Are Baby Boomers the New Millennials in Multifamily?
Chandan Economics – February 23, 2018
“When comparing rental demand by age segments, Baby Boomers stand out as the fastest growing group across the entire rental market spectrum. Millennials, on the other hand, continue to flock to large apartment buildings.”