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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…


Q1 2019 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report Book

Small Balance Market Resiliency Comes into Focus to Start 2019

Ever since the Federal Reserve increased short-term interest rates in the waning days of 2018, the conversation has shifted from when will rates rise again to will the Fed have to lower rates?

Markets currently peg the probability of at least one rate cut in 2019 at about even odds. However, this does not mean a downturn is imminent. By several measures, the economy is performing at its highest capacity of any point since before the financial crisis.

Whether a period of economic weakness is years away or just around the corner, the small balance multifamily sector is projected to remain healthy.

For more on the small balance multifamily sector, read Arbor Chatter’s “Q1 2019 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report.”

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