Multihousing Likely to be Impacted for Some Time by Lower-Than-Needed Housing Construction

What does a shortage of single-family residential properties mean for the multihousing industry? A just-released report from Freddie Mac says the nearly-decade-long period of low residential property building is resulting in more demand for existing multihousing and other solutions for those seeking housing. The inadequate supply of housing is due, Freddie Mac says, to increasing […]

Cooling U.S. Multifamily Market No Cause for Alarm, YardiMatrix Says

Multifamily market rent declines in November reflected the normal seasonal fluctuation, are no cause for alarm, and demand remains strong, according to YardiMatrix’s Multifamily National Report (November 2018). “Multifamily rent growth in 2018 stands at 3.1%, higher than most estimates coming into the year. Rents have stalled in the fourth quarter, a typical pattern, declining […]

Appraisal Process on the Brink of Technological Revolution

Everyone who’s ever bought or sold a house knows the important role played by appraisers. They look at recent comparable sales in the neighborhood, visit the house to confirm the square footage of finished and unfinished space, walk the lot lines, note any serious structural problems and/or improvements to the property, takes photographs, and in […]

Co-Housing: The Latest Trend in Senior Housing is Ripe for Investors

Perhaps they no longer want to manage the maintenance of a house and yard. Or they don’t particularly want to live by themselves anymore. But they don’t need assisted living, and independent living can be pricey. What’s the solution for retirees who find themselves in this niche? Senior co-housing communities – developments where groups of […]

How to Attract and Keep Millennials

Oh, those millennials. They are so rebellious, so early-adopting, so downright innovative that it gets hard to keep up when you’re trying to build housing to attract and keep millennials. Born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, millennials have been known for their tendency to veer away from the choices of preceding generations […]

‘Going Green’ in Your Commercial Properties Without Going Broke

As a landlord, do you sigh when you hear about “going green?” Is there any way of going green in your commercial properties without going broke? Maybe you understand and believe in sustainability practices, but just aren’t sure they’re practical in the big picture. After all, aren’t specialty building products more expensive? And retro-fitting an […]

NREI/NIC survey respondents see good things – with a little caution – in senior housing

Can there be too much of a good thing in the investing industry? It’s possible, say respondents to the fifth annual National Real Estate Investor/ National Investment Center (NREI/NIC) Senior Housing Survey. The fundamentals are still steady for senior housing – occupancy rates and rents are continuing to increase – but the growing amount of […]

CRE Transaction Volume Up in 2nd Quarter 2018, Ten-X Commercial Reports

CRE transaction volume totaled $111.4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.5 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 1.7 percent increase from Q2 2017, according to the latest CRE Volume & Pricing Trends report from Ten-X Commercial, the nation’s leading online and only end-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate. Retail […]

Boomers Want Comfort, Luxury in Senior Housing

The youngest residents in today’s senior living communities grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s – amid mid-century modern décor, with its space-age motifs and pop trends like avocado green appliances and orange shag. Thankfully, the baby boom generation has settled down a bit now design-wise, though not in terms of its ability to shake […]

5 Technology Trends Changing Senior Living

When someone mentions advances in technology, the first things that come to mind are our smartphones, tablets, interactive TVs, digital assistants like Alexa or Siri, the fitness monitors we wear on our wrists, or those front-porch video apps that tell you someone’s at the door. But when experts in new senior housing developments think of […]

Apartment Sector Still in Demand, but Faces Oversupply, Rising Vacancies

Increased construction of apartment properties across U.S. markets in the last few years was a welcome sign that the economy was truly on a recovery path. But this building boom has resulted in heady oversupplies and vacancies that have climbed to their highest level since 2012 despite continuing strong demand, according to Ten-X Commercial’s newly […]

4 Types of Senior Housing and How They are Evolving to Meet Boomers’ Needs

It’s always made good investment sense to keep an eye on the demands and demographics of the Baby Boomers. Boomers have always been leaders when it comes to consumer trends and that still holds true when it comes to the 4 major types of senior housing, which are evolving to meet their interests and needs. […]

Office Sector Recovery Elusive, Ten-X Says in Report

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Rent growth in the office sector is losing steam, according to the latest U.S. Office Market Outlook from Ten-X Commercial, a leading U.S. online and only end-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate. Ten-X’s analysis shows office completions outpacing net absorption for the fifth consecutive quarter, reflecting changes in how companies utilize office space as […]

Smart Investors and Developers Deliver on the Most-Wanted Amenities

What are the top amenities that residents look for in senior living facilities? (And if you’re a smart investor, you’ll favor these, as well.) Those who are watching the senior housing sector closely are well aware of the shifting demographics: as Baby Boomers age, no longer are they immediately shuffling off to the “old folks […]

Multifamily Sector Makes Strong First-Half Showing in 2018

The U.S. multifamily market was consistently strong in the first half of 2018, according to the June 2018 Yardi Matrix Multifamily National Report. Rents continued to grow: • Up $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405 • Up 2.1% in the second quarter, the highest since rents grew by 2.3% in Q2 2015 […]

Outlook for Senior Housing: Short-Term Challenges Ahead, but Ample Opportunity for Savvy Investors

A new report, “The Five-Year Senior Housing Development Forecast” from Plante Moran Living Forward, predicts some challenging times ahead in the senior housing sector, but also opportunity for astute investors who are poised to react quickly. During the economic recovery that is now in its 10th year, construction of senior housing has surged – to […]

Study Ranks Best MSAs for Multifamily, Condo and SFR Price Growth

A recent study by HouseCanary examined the top 100 MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) in the U.S. by population to determine which showed the highest year-over-year price growth for apartments, condos and single-family homes. An increase in population and jobs is a strong indicator of emerging markets where there could be potential for investors in multifamily […]

Commercial Investment Activity in Q1 2018 Rises 6.7% Compared with Q1 2017

First-quarter investment activity across the five commercial real estate sectors was up 6.7 percent in 2018, compared to Q1 2017, though total deal volume was lower than both the third and fourth quarters of last year, according to a new report from Tex-X Commercial. Ten-X’s latest Commercial Real Estate Volume & Pricing Trends report found […]

Biggest Trends in Commercial Real Estate So Far in 2018

In this recent graphic (released March 29, 2018), Real Capital Markets looks at the biggest trends in Commercial Real Estate so far in 2018. Among the topics highlighted: • Top U.S. markets to watch • Inflation and interest rate trends • Age groups and their effect on commercial real estate • Technology and commercial real […]

Senior Housing Sits on the Brink of a Boom for Investors

A market worth around $250 billion may be enough of a reason for some investors to take on the senior housing market. With baby boomers already retiring and the oldest of that generation turning 75 by 2021, the influx of residents to retirement communities and senior housing is set to have a boom all its […]

Senior Housing Success Starts with Addressing Investment Pitfalls

“Roll up your sleeves; look at the market. The market drives everything,” shared Joe Mulligan, managing director at investment bank Cain Brothers. While senior housing investment is currently enjoying some of the real estate investment spotlight, a recent whitepaper by Plante Moran, published by Senior Housing News, discusses the signs that should signal investors to […]

Why Investors Should Care About Retaining Senior Housing Staff

In a recent roundtable (click here to view video Q&As from the event), we noted the key role that operators play in the success of investments in senior housing. In turn, those operators need competent, long-term staff to provide both quality care and outstanding customer service to residents to maintain high occupancy levels. Staffing stability […]

Quality of Operators is Key Consideration in Senior Housing Investments

At the recent iiBIG conference, “Opportunities in Senior Housing and Care,” Carole Crawford spoke about the importance of having quality operators in place to bolster your chances for success in investing in this market sector. To view more video Q&A from the roundtable, click here.

Panelists Agree It’s an Exciting Time for Senior Housing Investors

It’s an exciting time to be involved in investing in the senior housing sector – and the “big wave” of boomer residents has yet to break! Platinum Commercial Holdings, LLC’s principal Carole Crawford joined fellow panelists Michael Treiber of Capital Healthcare Investments, LLC and Chris Kronenberger of Blue Moon Capital Partners in New York City […]

Industrial Outpaces Other Commercial Sectors in Latest Outlook from Ten-X

It’s always interesting to see lists of the hot places to buy or sell this type of real estate asset or that – as long as you keep it in perspective. Lists like the one just released by Ten-X Commercial, a leading national online, end-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate, are circulated with a […]

Amazon’s Site Selection Process May Forever Change the Practices of Commercial Real Estate Professionals

Amazon’s HQ2 site selection certainly is set to impact one North American city. But the process Amazon started with the HQ2 RFP (request for proposal) could well have more far-reaching implications than a single city. Amazon’s site selection process may forever change the practices of commercial real estate professionals. In a recent report, “Amazon HQ2: […]

Multifamily Continues to Outperform Other Commercial Asset Classes

Multifamily investments continue to outperform other commercial property classes, according to the National Multi Housing Council. Even considering the current explosion of apartment development across many areas of the U.S., this trend can be expected to continue. A recently released NMHC white paper, “Explaining the Puzzle of High Apartment Returns,” provides analytical insight. And while […]

Chicago Multifamily Transactions Top $3.5 Billion

The $222.5 million sale of Coast at Lakeshore East led a stellar year of multifamily transactions for Chicago that topped $3.5 billion, according to a new article in Multi Housing News. Morguard North American Residential purchased the 45-story 515-unit, LEED Silver certified property from Magellan Development Group. The sale highlighted a year in which supply […]

Conference Focuses on Opportunities in Senior Housing and Care

Leading representatives from the senior housing and care industry, as well as investors, lenders, deal-makers and other interested parties will gather April 3-4, 2018, in New York City for “Opportunities in Senior Housing and Care.”   Billed as a Summit for Investors, Lenders, Senior Housing Entrepreneurs and Transaction Deal-Makers, the conference is sponsored by the […]

Multifamily Investing Holding Strong in 2018

Don’t expect a slowdown in the multifamily sector anytime soon; multifamily investing is holding strong. Even though the homeownership rate rose in 2017 for the first time in 13 years, at 64.2%, it remains below the long-term average of around 65%. Millennial married buyers are getting major credit for nudging the rate higher. But there’s […]

Senior Housing Survey Respondents Pick Independent Living as Best Investment

Independent living facilities are the most attractive category of senior living for investors, according to Senior Housing News’ 2018 Senior Housing Outlook Report. A third of respondents said they favored independent living for their investing dollars, followed by memory care at 24%, assisted living at 21% and active adult at 17%. Post acute/rehab and skilled […]

Senior Housing Undergoes Change; Outlook Bright

Nearly a quarter of the way through 2018, early predictions are holding true that this should be a strong year for the senior housing industry, even as it grapples with changing economic and demographic factors. The senior housing sector spans active adult and independent living communities to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities. […]

Commercial Real Estate Deal Volume Falls in Q4 2017

Following two-quarters of growth, commercial real estate transaction volume dipped slightly to $117.4 billion in Q4 2017, according to Ten-X Commercial’s latest Commercial Real Estate Volume & Pricing Trends report. Citing data and analytics company Real Capital Analytics, Ten-X said in a news release dated Feb. 27. 2018, that the figure represented a 0.5% decline from the […]

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The Workings of a Private Money Deal

Where Are You Currently Investing Your Money Today? Banks? Through CDs or Money Markets? Safe, but low rate of return Investment Accounts? Investing in Stocks, Mutual Funds, or Commodities? Risky, but potential for high rate of return I am Investing in Real Estate Tangible assets with the potential to yield higher returns than the stock […]

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What is an emerging market? A Real Estate Market that has the potential to appreciate very quickly during a three to five year period. Examples: Phoenix – Sun Microsystems brings in 20k new jobs in the 1990’s, the market appreciates over 42% in the next three years. Dallas – The Metroplex attracts over 120k new […]