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Top 10 New Construction Metros of 2015 Top 10 New Construction Metros of 2015

Houston comes in first with 19,662 expected completions in 2015. However, in terms of inventory growth rate, Houston falls to sixth place, at 3.2 percent. Read more

CEOs Optimistic About Upturn MomentumCEOs Optimistic About Upturn Momentum

Five of the industry's top CEOs give their perspective on "What inning are we in?" Read more

Supreme Court to Hear LIHTC Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a much-anticipated case involving the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program in Texas. A lawsuit filed by the Inclusive Communities Project claimed that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs discriminated based on race by disproportionately approving LIHTC developments in predominantly minority neighborhoods and disproportionately denying LIHTC developments in predominantly Caucasian neighborhoods. Read more

Commercial Builders Turn Focus to Housing Market in New YorkCommercial Builders Turn Focus to Housing Market in New York

The Durst family, who helped revitalize Times Square, is planning a vast development in Queens, a sign of the seemingly insatiable demand for luxury housing. Read more

New Project to Help Vermont Seniors Age in PlaceNew Project to Help Vermont Seniors Age in Place

Cathedral Square's Wright House in Shelburne provides 36 affordable housing units... Read more

Money Coming in for Value-Add and Opportunistic CRE

A crop of private equity and institutional investors that includes names like Angelo Gordon & Co., Oaktree Capital Management, Rockpoint Group, TIAA-CREF, and True North Management Group is out in the market raising funds to take advantage of the dwindling but still-ample supply of opportunistic and value-add commercial real estate debt and properties. Read more

Health-Care Workers Struggle to Afford Housing

Despite a surge in demand for health-care workers, many in the field cannot afford housing, according to the annual Paycheck to Paycheck report from the National Housing Conference. Read more

Millennials Maintain Multifamily Momentum, Spur Sustained Investment

The multifamily sector continues to be a hot one for commercial real estate investors as it demonstrates sustained underlying strength. Even as construction of new apartment buildings hit the highest monthly construction pace since the beginning of 2006, the latest absorption rates for unsubsidized, unfurnished, newly built apartments have kept pace. Read more

Surge in CMBS Volume Prompts New Ventures, Raises Concerns

The resurgent CMBS market is enjoying its strongest month in seven years with about $15 billion of new mortgage-backed offerings being sold. The return of the CRE financing conduit has not gone unnoticed by investors, and firms such as Cushman & Wakefield and Principal Real Estate Investors are expanding their CMBS services. Read more

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