Apartment Rents Hit Biggest Growth Spurt Since 2019

March 1, 2021

The Apartment List national rent index increased by .7% month-over-month in February, the largest monthly increase since June 2019. The increase also represents the second consecutive month of rent growth, a possible turn in the downward trend in rates catalyzed by the pandemic. Considering historic rent growth trends, the month-over-month increase represents a substantial bump…

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Investment Volumes fell 58% in January after a Record-breaking December with Transactions up 8%

February 26, 2021

US commercial real estate transaction volume started the year with a whimper. A new report from Real Capital Analytics shows a 58% decrease in year-over-year transaction volume in January. The fumble comes on the heels of record activity in December, when transactions volumes increased 8% year-over-year. January experienced similar declines to the second and third quarters of…

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Top Five Markets Where Retail Is Expected To Thrive

February 25, 2021

Austin is the top market for retail’s comeback, according to a new report from CrowdStreet, followed by Charlotte, Nashville, Orlando, and Raleigh-Durham.  Retail was the second-hardest hit asset class after hotels, as most retail operators—except grocery stores—continued to reel from the effects of COVID-19 shutdowns and slowed foot traffic. Further consolidation is also expected for…

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Most Multifamily Investors Focus on Smaller Cities

February 22, 2021

Investors are following the recent renter migration patterns, with 75.8% of multifamily investment happening outside of major metros last year, according to new research from Newmark. This is the highest investment allocation outside of big cities on record. While the pandemic certainly encouraged renters to migrate to new markets, it wasn’t the impetus for the…

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Pent Up Demand is Expected as COVID Vaccinations Take Place

February 19, 2021

Widespread COVID vaccinations could supercharge growth in both the US economy and in commercial real estate. “There are a lot of strategic, real estate investing options on the table right now,” John Chang, SVP and director of research services from Marcus & Millichap, said in a recent video. “About 13% of the US population has…

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Converting Malls to Distribution Centers: What do the Experts say?

February 17, 2021

While the idea of malls converting into distribution centers has been building for years, COVID-19 has accelerated the inevitable intersection. Retail bankruptcies have left large, commercial buildings located near population centers vacant at a time when e-commerce companies are desperate for square footage close to their customers. At this point, shopping malls are looking for anything to…

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Flexspace to Grow Amid Post-Pandemic Drop in Office Demand

February 15, 2021

Companies will likely continue to offer their employees greater choice in where they work as 2021, and flexspace will be a part of their offerings, according to a Colliers International report. This will give a boost to this office format, however much of the growth will occur outside the list of usual CBD suspects, as…

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NMHC Tracker shows More Rent Payments are Being Made in February

February 12, 2021

The most recent National Multifamily Housing Council Rent Payment Tracker showed an increase in the number of apartment households that made a full or partial rent payment since January. The NMHC found that 79.2% of respondents in its survey of 11.6 million units made a full or partial rent payment by Feb. 6. In comparison,…

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Investors have Continued to buy up Major Industrial Portfolios and Assets in Early 2021

February 10, 2021

Industrial investment activity came roaring back at the end of the year, with November and December both marked by a number of very significant industrial deals. The calendar pages may have turned to a new year, but investors haven’t pulled off the gas. They have continued to buy up major industrial portfolios and assets in early…

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Logistics Pricing Power will Strengthen in 2021, thanks to the rising Supply-Demand Imbalance

February 8, 2021

Growth will be the watchword for most logistics markets in 2021 fueled by trends in supply and demand fundamentals.  A recent ProLogis report predicts strong rent growth across both the US and global logistics markets this year, thanks to a “wall of capital” that flocked to the sector amid the global pandemic. There are risks,…

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