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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…


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Small Balance Market Ends 2018 on a High Note

Despite significant pressure from rising interest rates through most of 2018, the small balance multifamily market ended the year strong, with consistent liquidity and borrowing capacity. After a slow start to the year, lending picked up in second half of the year, reaching $51.7 billion in total lending volume in 2018, a 3.7% increase from the previous year.

For more on the small balance multifamily sector, read Arbor Chatter’s “Year-End 2018 Small Balance Multifamily Investment Trends Report.”

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