Rents


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    REITs beat expectations in Q1

    Strong occupancy and resident retention set the stage for outperformance.

    By May 23, 2024
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    REIT Report

    Renewal and new lease rates diverge for MAA

    The REIT’s existing residents paid 5% more YOY in Q1, but supply pushed new rents down 6.2%.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Trendline

    Rent Trends

    Seasonality, supply, concessions and more are top of mind for rental owners and operators across the country.

    By Multifamily Dive staff
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    REIT Report

    Camden sees favorable trends in insurance, taxes and bad debt

    Although supply remains a problem, demand is durable in the REIT’s markets.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Rents are on the rise again, moving close to all-time highs

    Although multifamily operators face challenges including rising costs and high interest rates, demand is keeping absorption consistent in most markets.

    By May 15, 2024
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    REIT Report

    UDR plans to back off of high occupancy to boost rents

    Despite solid results, the REIT isn’t raising its full-year guidance.

    By May 13, 2024
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    REIT Report

    Essex raises revenue guidance

    Improvement in delinquencies helped power the REIT’s better-than-expected first-quarter numbers.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Bozzuto makes first acquisition in 16 years with Gables purchase

    With development becoming more difficult to underwrite, the company is focused on buying stabilized properties on the East Coast.

    By May 7, 2024
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    REIT Report

    AVB beats estimates, raises guidance

    Strong occupancy and low move-outs to buy homes gave the REIT pricing power into spring leasing season.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Q&A

    Carleton Management Services’ new CEO sees a path for midsize firms

    As operators go through a period of consolidation, Tasha Krawiec says some owners prefer smaller firms.

    By May 6, 2024
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    MLG Capital uses unique approach to make $51M buy in Denver

    The Wisconsin-based firm bought Lowry North in a transaction that provided tax benefits to the seller.

    By May 3, 2024
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    REIT Report

    EQR continues trend of record-low turnover

    The REIT’s expenses rose only 1.3% thanks to lower maintenance and utility costs.

    By May 1, 2024
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    $1.5B San Francisco loan heads to servicing

    Maximus Real Estate Partners owns Parkmerced, a 3,221-unit housing complex in San Francisco.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Q&A

    Greystar eyes build-to-rent expansion

    The multifamily giant has 4,500 BTR homes in development and 2,000 more in the planning stages.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Gen Z to pay $145K in rent by age 30

    While millennials paid less for rent in their 20s than their younger counterparts, they also earned less on average.

    By April 18, 2024
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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.

    By April 16, 2024
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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.

    By April 11, 2024
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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.

    By April 10, 2024
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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.

    By April 9, 2024
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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.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    5 steps to mitigate revenue management software risks

    As the multifamily sector comes under unprecedented levels of antitrust scrutiny, owners and managers must take steps to protect themselves, attorney David D. Cross says.

    By David D. Cross • March 29, 2024
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    The cities with the largest volume of loan maturities

    Atlanta, Dallas and Denver lead the way, as $525 billion in overall apartment loans are expected to mature by 2029.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Renter competition runs hot in Midwest, Sun Belt markets

    In some cities, demand for units is high and new supply is low or even nonexistent.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Report: DOJ opens criminal probe into RealPage, multiple landlords

    The Justice Department also has an ongoing civil investigation into the data and software provider.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Multifamily logs biggest jump in distress in 18 months

    The sector’s 80 bps increase was higher than any other commercial real estate segment.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Rents rise slightly, ending 7-month decline

    Market trends are in flux, with deliveries on the rise and occupancy falling.

    By March 18, 2024