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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…


Reliability of Small Multifamily Tenant Base Fuels Recovery

Our quarterly report on the current and emerging small multifamily investment trends features data and research from Chandan Economics. The report reviews the state of the market, identifying trends in underwriting, financing, cap rates, valuation and more. In the report, you’ll learn how small multifamily properties differ from larger properties, and the forces driving their investment performance.


Key Findings:

  • An analysis of work from home trends finds that small multifamily properties may be less affected than larger properties because fewer tenants can work remotely.
  • Small multifamily cap rates held at 5.2% in the third quarter, effectively unchanged from last quarter.
  • The refinancing share of originations rose as investors locked in rates ahead of potential monetary tightening and expected rate rise.
  • Asset prices rose 2.9% from a year earlier and 7.7% over pre-pandemic highs.

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