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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…


Rent Growth and New Construction Trend Higher as Cap Rates Edge Lower

The single-family rental market (SFR) is flourishing even as growth slows in many other sectors. The immediate outlook for SFR remains firmly positive as a bedrock of demand, a countercyclical business model, and the ability to absorb inflation propel SFR upwards in a challenging macroeconomic cycle.


Key Findings:

  • Vacant-to-occupied rent growth surges again, reaching 14.8% year-over-year.
  • Cap rates slide back to 5.3%, just above all-time lows.
  • Build-to-rent construction starts totaled 57,000 over the past year, a new record high.

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