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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…


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Los Angeles Remains a Top Destination for Small Balance Multifamily Investment

The L.A. market for small balance multifamily has been a standout throughout the current economic expansion. Cap rates have remained below national trends for both the rest of the small balance market and the average set by all multifamily properties. Despite higher risk appetites among borrowers, lenders remain cautious as loan-to-value ratios (LTVs) have moderated.

Looking ahead, a disciplined lending environment will reduce L.A. small balance multifamily’s sensitivity to any market corrections.

Produced in conjunction with Chandan Economics and tailored for the small multifamily investors, this report will explore recent changes in:

  • Cap Rates & Spreads
  • LTVs
  • Debt Yields