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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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Small Balance Lending Surges Through First Half of 2019

Small balance multifamily lending volume in the first half of 2019 totaled $58.5 billion on an annualized basis, representing a 7.9% gain from 2018’s total.

Whether the macroeconomic and real estate cycle continues to lengthen or we begin to see signs of a market correction, we can expect the small balance market to hold steady as lenders continue to maintain conservative underwriting. In the interim, favorable interest rates will elevate refinancing activity, and the sector’s continued maturation and increased agency support will continue to promote liquidity in the space.

For more insights on the small balance multifamily sector, read Arbor Chatter’s “Q2 2019 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report.”

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