Guide to 2016

The new MHN Guide looks at performance in 28 markets.

It’s been nearly a year since Republican Mark Everson, former IRS commissioner, announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Since then many other candidates have thrown their hats in the ring and a number have subsequently dropped out. More will be revealed in the upcoming months. Whatever the outcome on November 8, lobbyists for the apartment sector will have their work cut out for them.

In this January issue of MHN magazine, we kick off the new year with a look at the policy priorities of some of the nation’s largest housing organizations (“Legislative Agenda: Top 2016 Multifamily Agenda,”). Key issues of concern for multifamily housing developers, owners and operators range from ongoing tax reform and the future of the government-sponsored enterprises to the funding of affordable housing to the nation’s energy debate.

“We will watch closely to make sure Congress understands that the multifamily industry is very much different from the single-family housing industry, and that any initiatives in housing reform will have to address the multifamily industry,” said Cindy Chetti, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) senior vice president, government affairs. NMHC is also keeping a watchful eye on proposals for a simplified tax code to ensure the low-income housing tax credit isn’t jeopardized.

Later this month at the NMHC Annual Meeting in Orlando, we invite you to pick up a copy of our new MHN Guide to 2016. Covering a range of topics from capital markets to apartment design, the Guide also features a look at multifamily performance in 28 leading markets. Research and analysis from the Yardi Matrix team provides insights into which markets are trending, whether they offer good employment prospects that will attract new residents, and which ones are likely to present the best opportunities for investment or development. The Guide will also be released as a digital edition later this month. We hope you enjoy this new resource and we wish you a productive, successful and Happy New Year!