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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…


New Construction Soars as Rent Growth Retreats from its Peak

The single-family rental (SFR) market maintained a favorable outlook in the third quarter of 2022 as the national housing market began cooling. Amid economic headwinds, SFR is well-positioned as a primary alternative for would-be homebuyers priced out of ownership in today’s high-interest-rate housing market.


Key Findings:

  • SFR rent growth slows, although it remains elevated, as renewal rent growth gains steam.
  • Cap rates remain unchanged at 5.3% despite rising interest rates.
  • Build-to-Rent (BTR) construction starts totaled 69,000 over the past year, another new record high.

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