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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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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…


Sam Chandan, president & chief economist of Chandan Economics, welcomes you to ALEX Chatter — the leading source for small multifamily info.

In developing ALEX product, we identified several needs in the market. One of the most important of those needs was the need for specialized research. Not just about how the multifamily asset class was performing, but how small balance assets are performing.

How are the needs of the borrower in the small balance market different from what we have seen in the market as a whole? How are the renters different? How might we expect these assets to perform different over the course of an entire real estate cycle.

Here on ALEX Chatter, you’ll find the answers to those questions and more.

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