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    Big cities are not dead, says MSCI panelist

    Renters are returning to urban areas, which could be a challenge for Sun Belt owners, according to a real estate researcher.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Rent growth moderates as interest rates rise

    While sales activity and occupancy have taken a hit, Yardi expects many would-be homebuyers will continue to rent due to high mortgage rates.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    AvalonBay exec: Inflation, not demand, drove rent growth this year

    Higher rents have led investors to push the “boundaries of underwriting,” according to senior vice president for market research Craig Thomas.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Nov. 15, 2022
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    How landlords can help homeless Veterans

    Help VA end Veteran homelessness. Landlords can receive reliable income with fair market rent rates.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    October sees third-largest rent cut since 2010

    Preliminary apartment demand numbers for the year look much weaker than expected, according to RealPage’s Jay Parsons.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    New suit alleges RealPage, Greystar, others colluded on student housing

    The class-action lawsuit accuses 10 companies of using RealPage’s systems to inflate student housing rents across the U.S.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Rent-to-income ratios push toward 40%, some owners say

    Renters are squeezed more than ever, as the cost of living rises across the country.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Are interest rates too high? Daryl Carter has seen much worse

    Avanath’s CEO is still getting affordable apartment deals done despite volatility in the market.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

    Toll Brothers opens luxury mid-rise community near Boston

    The public homebuilder has four projects in the pipeline in New England, as it continues to expand in the apartment market.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Blackstone sees for-sale cost increases driving rental demand

    With cap rates rising, the investment giant is focusing on cash flow with multifamily acquisitions.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Oct. 28, 2022
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    Renters sue RealPage, Greystar, Lincoln and other managers

    The plaintiffs allege apartment operators artificially inflated prices and indirectly shared sensitive information.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Q&A

    For the right deals, Blackfin still sees a lot of money

    Despite volatility in the capital markets and moderation in rent growth, Doug Root continues to canvass the East Coast for opportunities.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Operators manage owners’ expectations as rent growth turns ‘less good’

    Although the Phoenix economy has expanded, John Carlson of Mark-Taylor Residential knows rental growth will slow.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Cap rates jump 72 basis points in 6 months

    Investors also project more conservative rent increases when underwriting new deals.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Rents remain flat in September

    Year-over-year rent growth dropped below 10% for the first time since July 2021 in Yardi’s latest report.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    3 items property managers are focused on this fall

    Budgeting and getting back to basics take center stage for the rest of the year, according to execs from Cortland, Village Green and Bainbridge.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    In this city, you can add an extra bedroom for only $25 a month

    A new study ranks the cost of upgrading to a larger apartment in towns across the country.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Apartment owner says Dallas is still undersupplied

    Even with a robust supply pipeline and slowing rent growth, Ashland Greene’s CEO likes the fundamentals in his hometown.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    9 of the year’s top amenity trends

    Coworking space is among the most vital, with rentable household items, to-go markets and pet wash stations also cited by multifamily experts.

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Apartment demand goes negative for the first time in Q3

    Slow leasing traffic has pushed demand negative in the third quarter for the first time on record, spurring a ripple effect on sector fundamentals, according to RealPage.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    DEALS + STARTS

    Hines breaks ground on 200-acre Riverwalk San Diego

    The first phase of development includes 930 apartments, 75,000 square feet of retail and a central green space.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    Is the Florida market cooling off?

    After experiencing rent increases of 30% over the past couple of years, some Sunshine State metros are softening.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Rent growth normalized month to month in August

    Asking rents rose 0.4% last month, a large drop from the previous August but slightly above historical summer growth.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Will resident events pick up in 2023?

    As one management firm looks to ramp up on-site activities, it is also carefully adding new technology.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    DEALS + STARTS

    Hines makes second-largest purchase in South Florida history

    After tracking Gables Station since February, Hines closed on the property in July after another buyer dropped out.

    By Sept. 9, 2022