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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…


How to Unlock Preferential Loan Pricing & Boost Proceeds with a Green Loan

New Financial Products Help You Get Green by Going Green

Multifamily investors are increasingly implementing value-add strategies to reposition older — and sometimes mismanaged — apartment assets with higher rent rates, occupancy and tenant satisfaction.

While the value-add method has proven successful in primary, secondary and tertiary MSAs nationwide, the most savvy market participants are supercharging their investment strategies with green loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

These loan products help investors identify and execute sustainable retrofits that reduce water and energy use, which lower operating expenses and in turn boost NOI. But that’s not all. These loan products also offer discounted interest rates, increased proceeds and underwrite up to 75% of the projected utility savings.

To learn more about “The Business Case for Green Multifamily Financing”, download your complimentary whitepaper now.