Multifamily Acquisition Market Heats Up as Cap Rates Fall
The acquisition market has been gathering steam in the second quarter, with cap rates declining nationally and the gap between buyers and sellers narrowing. The bidding on high-quality assets has become so frenzied that many long-term holders are beginning to wonder if now is a good time to sell...
CMBS Loan Pricing Continues Slow, Steady Decline
Pricing on conduit loans has dropped more than 100 basis points in the last three months, as originators re-open and investor interest begins to offer the beleaguered industry some clarity.
Battle to Weatherize
WASHINGTON, D.C.— It's not too late to use stimulus dollars to make your affordable housing properties more energy efficient.
Investors Eye Opportunity in Independent Living Sector
Independent living is the one segment of the seniors housing industry having a tough time these days, with occupancy rates in the high-80 percent range. And that has investors eyeing the space with hopes of achieving some of the best opportunistic returns within the multifamily spectrum.
Jumping Back In
FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC are no longer the only games in town.
Stuck in Limbo
THIS COMMITTEE WILL be recommending abolishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in their current form and coming up with a whole new system of housing finance,” said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee at
From Partners to Profits
JOINT VENTURES ARE BUSTING OUT all over multifamily land.
Ex-GSE Insiders Debate the Future of Fannie, Freddie
"The mood on Capitol Hill is one of tension, and sometimes bordering on hysteria, about the GSEs," said Doug Bibby, president of the National Multi Housing Council, as he kicked off "The Government, the GSEs, and the Future," a keynote session at the 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference.
Freddie Mac Plans More Emphasis on Multifamily
Freddie Mac's CEO Ed Haldeman says "we want to bring more emphasis to the multifamily business," as the company revamps internal systems and seeks to close the competitive gap with Fannie Mae.
2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference Promises Insight Into GSEs, Distressed Assets
This year's conference, held April 12-14, will focus on recession survival strategies, the distressed asset marketplace, and agency lending.