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    Tracker

    Problem loans: Tracking the biggest multifamily delinquencies

    Recent distressed transactions involve major players, including Greystar, UDR and Mill Creek.

    Updated March 14, 2024
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    2024’s top multifamily events

    It’s time to plan for the year ahead. Multifamily Dive has you covered with a full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings in 2024.

    Updated Feb. 20, 2024
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    MEB Management Services merges with Weller

    The combined company, Bryten Real Estate Partners, will operate nearly 47,000 units across the U.S.

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    The multifamily markets where expenses are rising the fastest

    While total operating cost growth has slowed somewhat, insurance premiums are increasing, especially in disaster-prone areas.

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    S&P puts AIR on watch after Blackstone deal

    The rating agency is concerned that the investment manager is “likely to continue to saddle aggressive debt leverage upon its portfolio companies.”

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    California manager settles for over $1M in security deposit case

    The state attorney general alleges that Arnel Management Co. deducted pre-set cleaning fees regardless of unit condition.

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    Hines enters the BTR market

    The Houston-based CRE giant believes the sector will thrive during the  “higher-for-longer” interest rate environment.

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    Q&A

    Upcoming 325-unit property spotlights artistry in Huntsville, Alabama

    Bordering two historic districts, Stella at Five Points is positioned to take advantage of a changing market.

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    DEALS + STARTS

    RPM Living pays $85M for Atlanta-area asset

    The Austin, Texas-based firm bought the 407-unit apartment complex from Willow Bridge Property Co.

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    Q&A

    Hillpointe rises to the top

    The firm’s fully integrated approach provides a unique competitive advantage, according to co-founder Steven Campisi.

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    Greystar, Summit Contracting take top spots on construction lists

    Mill Creek Residential and Trammell Crow Residential moved up to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots on the developer chart.

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    Rent growth sees largest gain in 20 months

    The national average rent rose $8 in March, and demand for units remains strong.

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    Biden has proposed ‘the boldest housing plan in a generation,’ his economic advisor says

    The plan would expand tax credits for affordable housing developers, a proven way to boost supply, National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard said.

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    Rising rental fraud comes at a cost for property managers

    Falsified applications have reduced income or increased expenses by at least 10% for most operators, according to a new report.

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    Opinion

    Survey says operators should focus on community over frills

    More than luxurious amenities, renters want to be treated with a welcoming attitude by staff and other tenants, according to a new NMHC report.

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    How to ease the path to transit-oriented housing development

    Public transportation agencies “just [don’t] have the land resources on hand to make it feasible,” said the author of a recent Urban Institute analysis.

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    Blackstone to take AIR private for $10B

    The private equity giant plans to invest more than $400 million to maintain and improve the REIT’s existing portfolio.

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    Greystar takes the top spot on owners’, managers’ and developers’ lists

    Asset Living and RPM Living are No. 2 and No. 3 respectively on the managers’ list, while MAA and Morgan Properties hold the same spots on the owners’ list.

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    Multifamily becoming trouble spot for banks

    The number of apartment loans at least 30 days past due or in non-accrual has jumped 81%.

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    Surge of legislation aims to regulate the multifamily industry

    Rent control, housing fees and tenant screening are the subjects of hundreds of bills and rule proposals.

    Updated April 9, 2024
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    DEALS + STARTS

    Related Group starts $500M tower on Chicago waterfront

    400 Lake Shore will replace the abandoned Chicago Spire project with two residential buildings and a new public park.

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    City of Chicago

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    Design firm rolls out conversion scorecard

    Lamar Johnson Collaborative rates potential adaptive reuse sites based on incentives, building form and function, location and reputation.

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    Global investors favor apartment properties

    Multifamily is the most preferred sector of all three of CBRE’s global regions, including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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    Nearly half of renters still pay by check

    A new report says that ACH payments are the top choice when it comes to electronic options.

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    Deep Dive

    Investors watch, wait for signs of distress

    As lenders work with borrowers and bring back “extend-and-pretend” strategies, apartment properties with problem loans aren’t hitting the market.