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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…


COVID-19 Uncertainty Slows New Investment Yet Sector Retains Resiliency

While the impact of COVID-19 contributed to a 0.9% decline in small multifamily prices in the first quarter of 2020, they are still up 5.5% from a year ago.

Chandan Economics’ analysis noted that annualized first-quarter small multifamily loan value fell to $55.2 billion, representing a 6.7% decline in lending activity compared to last year. Yet the report provides reasons for reassurance. The dependability of underlying multifamily demand and the agencies’ commitment to providing programs that maintain market liquidity support the sector’s traditional resiliency. Even with the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus, multifamily is expected to outperform other sectors.

Download the full report, “Q1 2020 Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report,” for the latest updates covering the following:

  • State of the Market
  • Lending Volume
  • Cap Rates & Spreads
  • Leverage & Debt Yields
  • Economic Outlook