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  • Cap-Rate Gap Between Older, Newer Properties Starts to Narrow

    Older property cap rates remain on a downward trend, suggesting sustained interest in ready-to-renovate properties, while newer asset cap rates are leveling off, suggesting a possible concern that recent deliveries could be more strongly affected by the growing supply wave.

  • The Future of Apartment Cap Rates

    With construction growing, the cycle maturing, and interest rates rising, many observers are now wondering whether cap rates have bottomed and will head upward over the next few years.

  • A Slow Move Toward Potential Oversupply

    Axiometrics' Jay Denton takes a guest turn on our site to analyze the effect today's new construction pipeline is having on rent growth and vacancies in many of the nation's top markets.


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IN THIS ISSUE - PLACE MAKERS: As construction costs rise, developers like Mill Creek's Bill MacDonald are creating their own opportunities. ALSO - The 2014 NMHC 50: The industry's top owners and managers.


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  • Booming Opportunity: Attracting Baby Boomers

    Baby Boomer marketing specialist Todd Harff explains how to attract and retain Baby Boomer renters.

  • City Meets Country: Mobile Homes Get Urban Spin in Atlanta

    While developers are building new properties with much less parking ground thanks to new zoning requirements, architects are tackling the problem head on, figuring out a creative use for all those empty spaces.

  • The Top 10 and Bottom 10 Rental Markets of March

    Seven of the top 10 highest-rent markets are found in either New York or California, while Tucson reigns as the most affordable metro in the country in March. Did your metro make the cut?

  • Top 10 Rent Growth Markets of February

    Athens, Ohio ranked as the top performing market, with a rent growth rate of 9.7 percent in February. And though markets in California and Florida are bucking the trend and generating rent growth well above 5 percent, plenty of markets are taking a huge dip.

  • The Top 10 Worst Metros For Workforce Renters

    The hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment, has increased to $18.92 this year, up 53 percent from 2000, according to a recent report. Here are the 10 nastiest cities for workforce renters.That national average of $18.92 is 52 percent higher than it was in...