Multifamily REITs Pour Money into New Development By Bendix Anderson, National Real Estate Investor

“Multifamily REITs have continued to buy land and entitle new deals instead of paying top dollar for new acquisitions.”

 

Houston’s Rebuilding Could Cause Construction Costs To Rise Nationwide By Jarred Schenke, Bisnow

“Brace yourselves. Hurricane Harvey will fuel higher construction costs far from the affected area.”

 

Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District Launches Walkability And Urban Living Studies By Travis Gonzalez, Bisnow

“As walkability and access to transportation, retail and community activities become the standard for urban centers, cities and suburban communities are conducting studies exploring how to transform commercial districts into vibrant live-work-play areas.” 

 

REITs Join Ranks of Non-Bank Lenders, Provide More Than $14 Billion in CRE Loans During First Half of This Year By Mark Heschmeyer, CoStar

“With cap rates for commercial property sales reaching new lows and pricing climbing to new highs, a growing number of REITs are joining other institutional investment players in providing financing to CRE borrowers by originating mortgage loans as an alternative investment choice.”

 

The Challenge With Smart-Home Technology in Multifamily By Kellie Hughes, Multifamily Executive

“Smart-home products are considered a luxury for apartment residents today, but they’ll soon become expected.”

 

How Good Cybersecurity Habits Could Save You Millions By Meeghan Fuhr, Multi-Housing News

 “Landlords collect extremely valuable information from residents. What many do not know, however, is that they are liable if their residents’ information is stolen.”

 

Regional Repurposing: Maximizing NOI By Kim Ashby, National Real Estate Investor

“As the U.S. domestic economy continues to gain traction, and the unemployment numbers have dropped to one of the lowest percentages in over a decade, building owners and developers are rightfully examining all of the options for maximizing the income from commercial properties, and especially from existing bricks and mortar in already mature areas.”