Archive for April, 2016

Multifamily Investors Seek More Value-Add Deals

Higher prices on apartment properties have squeezed the yields for investors. Value-add investments offer an opportunity to push those yields higher. Read full story Read more

Reis: The Apartment Sector’s Run Is Almost Over

Research firm says supply is outpacing demand. Read full story Read more

Higher CMBS Defaults Expected in 2016

Defaults on CMBS loans have been on a steady downward slope for the past five years, falling to an annual rate of 0.39 percent in 2015. Read full story Read more

Apartment rent growth slowed in Q1

Effective apartment rents increased 4.5% in the first quarter compared with a year ago, according to Reis. That was a slight drop from the 5% growth at the end of 2015. The vacancy rate increased to 4.5% in Q1 from 4.4% in the previous quarter. A year ago, the vacancy rate was 4.2%. Read full story Read more