Commentary

Multifamily Mystery Shopping Part 2: The FloodMultifamily Mystery Shopping Part 2: The Flood

A lesson in what not to do when dealing with renters during a natural disaster. Read more

Renting “Preferred” Theory a FallacyRenting “Preferred” Theory a Fallacy

What's driving the current boom in apartment demand? It's not that recession-weary... Read more

High-Rise Developments Face Oversupply

Hunt Development senior vice president Jim Dobbie warns that demand for high-rise multifamily projects will keep pace with supply only in areas that have increasing job growth. Read more

Apartments Risk Excessive Tax Assessments in Overbuilt Markets Apartments Risk Excessive Tax Assessments in Overbuilt Markets

Owner–operators must explain to property assessors the many factors to consider in... Read more

2Q Data Hint at Potential Market Peak 2Q Data Hint at Potential Market Peak

Figures from the first half of the year show that two key apartment-transaction indicators are on the decline. Read more

5 Reasons Occupancy Is Growing Stronger 5 Reasons Occupancy Is Growing Stronger

Despite the high number of units that have come on line in the past year—with thousands more on the way in the second half of 2014—occupancy and rent-growth levels are among the highest they've been this century. Read more

Bumpy Road Ahead for Occupancies Bumpy Road Ahead for Occupancies

Many primary markets should see vacancies climb by the close of 2015 as supply outpaces demand. And many of the most at-risk markets are in the South, including Charlotte, N.C., Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Fla. Read more

Student Housing Sector Fills Huge, Escalating Need Student Housing Sector Fills Huge, Escalating Need

Fears of oversupply in the privately owned student housing sector may be unfounded as demand has more than kept pace with all the new construction activity. Read more

Micro Units: The Essential IngredientsMicro Units: The Essential Ingredients

The tiny apartments don't have to measure 400 square fee and be situated in a... Read more

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