Finance & Investment

Lending Starts to Open for Small Properties

Here is good news for owners of small multifamily properties who may be seeking financing: Lenders are becoming active in this sector again.

Hunting Down Alternative Sources of Development Financing

Capital may seem abundant when it comes to the big players and the big projects. For the other guys, obtaining financing for new construction requires some creativity.

The Case for a First Time Renter’s Tax Credit

Market-rate renters are a unique bunch, in that, of all the household configurations, they are the only group that isn’t subsidized in one way or another.

ARA’s Dallas Office Adds Former Milestone Executive to Brokerage Roster

Dallas–Atlanta-headquartered ARA announces the addition of Richard Furr to ARA’s Dallas brokerage office. Furr will lead the Private Client Services team, specializing in product located throughout the Metroplex. Previously, Furr was head of acquisitions and a member of Milestone’s Investment Committee. Prior to that, he was an acquisition partner and divisional senior vice president at JPI. He has been responsible for over $1 billion of multifamily transactions throughout his 20-year career. Furr is a graduate of Texas Tech University and received his master’s degree in Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University.

Realfacts and Meyers LLC Strategic Partnership

Novato, Calif.—Realfacts and Meyers LLC have announced a strategic partnership to position itself as the preeminent source of information to the apartment industry. Together, they will provide a variety of services to meet the growing need for reliable data coupled with interpretive data analysis. The two entities lend 50+ years of experience in building successful businesses with respected brands. The partnership is a strategic alliance geared to comprehensively examine apartment markets as that sector gains momentum. Recent increases in demand and occupancy paint a healthy picture for apartment owners and investors in the next two years. Meyers and RealFacts each…

Structured Financing Does Not Come Cheap

While certainly not pervasive, the structured financing market is showing signs of returning to life after two moribund years.

Lenders Step Back into the Multifamily Sector

All of a sudden, it feels almost like 2006 redux: The financing market is seeing a lot of money and too few deals.

The Federal Debate over Spending Cuts

Preserving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is just one of several high-priority issues to watch.

Today’s Three “L”s: Location, Little Leverage and Long-Term View

Alan Hammer, managing member at Brach Eichler, shares what he believes to be the pillars of a solid investment in multifamily.

Multi-Year Opportunities for Multifamily Investing

Meeting the demands and desires of millions of new apartment dwellers will continue to provide investors with solid returns, now and well into the future.