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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…


COVID-19 Creates Immediate Challenges, Long-Term Opportunities

COVID-19 has hit the U.S. economy in full force. Yet leasing and investment brokers are still reporting a high demand for single-family rentals (SFRs).

Chandan Economics estimates occupancy rates on transacted SFRs increased to 98.5% in the first quarter of 2020. As a niche sector, SFRs benefit from particularly strong tenant retention. During difficult economic times, SFRs are likely to attract people who would otherwise choose to purchase their own homes. They also appeal to tenants wanting the flexibility of renting. The analysis concludes that with appropriate underwriting standards and financially secure households, SFRs should see a future surge in demand.

Download the full report, “Q1 2020 Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report,” for the latest insights on:

  • State of the Market
  • Occupancy
  • Cap Rates & Prices
  • Loan-to-Value Ratios
  • Debt Yields
  • Build to Rent
  • Future Demand