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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…


Infographic of Q2 2018 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report

Small Balance Market Resilient Heading into Latter Half of 2018

Strong economic growth, rising interest rates, and exceptionally tight labor markets contributed to lending volume reaching an annualized rate of $47.0 billion through the first half of 2018, down 5.8% from last year. Based on seasonal adjustments and forward-looking projections for the second half of the year, lending volume in 2018 is on par with 2017.

While the broader real estate market has shown signs of softness, small balance investment activity and liquidity have improved in part by this cycle’s increase in aggregate agency support.

Produced in conjunction with Chandan Economics and tailored specifically for the small multifamily investor, Arbor Chatter’s Q2 2018 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report examines current movement in:

  • Origination Volume
  • Interest Rates
  • Cap Rates
  • Debt Yields
  • LTVs