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Mid-Year Housing Outlook: Finding A New Normal

Multifamily market conditions are strong, with vacancy rates at their lowest level in 13 years, including being below the long-run average for every quarter since the fourth quarter of 2011. We forecast that vacancy will stay below the longer-run average for another year. As expected in a low vacancy rate environment, rental growth rates are also strong. But how long can this last?  Read More

By Steve Guggenmos
Published on July 31, 2014

Welcome To Our New Site

I’ve got great news. We have a new web site for our Multifamily business. I think you’ll love it. We’ve created a site that is about Multifamily and you -- and no one else. From the latest news, to business applications and securities information, to insights from our people, every square inch is now dedicated just to you and us.  Read More

By David Brickman
Published on July 14, 2014

Multifamily Housing Can't Live on New Construction Alone

Given current trends in renting and multifamily rental-housing inventory, apartment demand should exceed supply for years to come. New construction by itself won't fill the gap. Additional investment needs to be made in existing units to keep them in active inventory. As part of this, there is a growing need to direct "flexible" capital into renovating, preserving, and, in some cases, transforming the nation’s aging rental-housing stock.  Read More

By David Brickman
Published on July 14, 2014

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