Interest Rates

Construction-to-Perm Market Continues to Heat Up

As life companies increasingly seek to put out more money, developers have an array of construction-to-perm financing options on the menu, and they’re just as hungry as they were last year. More

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The Other Cheap Capital: Rethinking Hold Periods

Multifamily portfolio owners could do well to investigate longer-term asset holds and the long-term, generational investors looking for more than an IRR. More

This May Be the Year the GSEs’ Fate Becomes Clear

The New Year will bring some changes for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, starting with a new federal regulator. More

Taper Caper: Where Interest Rates are Heading for Multifamily Borrowers

As the Federal Reserve tapers its rate-lowering bond purchases, what movement should borrowers expect ahead in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield—and in turn long-term mortgage rates? More

More Lender Competition (and More IO) in 2014

Despite expectations that multifamily mortgage rates will move up at least moderately in 2014, borrowers should nevertheless encounter exceptional liquidity in the coming year. More

Cap Rate Outlook: Inflation vs. Investor Demand

Cap rates often rise when interest rates rise, but that may not be the case in many markets in 2014. More

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Point: Why 2014 Will Be a Seller’s Market

As single-property transactions and cap rates head to near-record levels, interest rates perk up, and inflation fears hover, some industry analysts (and even a few executives) have started to ask themselves—Is now the time to think about selling? More

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8 Threats to Apartment Owners in 2014

As the rest of the economy has foundered, apartment owners have surged coming out of the recession. But the good times might not last forever. More

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Developer as Financier: Firms Target Mezz for Yield, and Acquisition

American Campus Communities is just one of a small but growing number of developers offering mezzanine financing as a way of finding more yield and/or acquiring new product. More

Freddie Mac Gets Aggressive on Affordable Deals

Those looking to hit the sweet spot to strike an agency deal on an affordable housing property are seizing the day. More

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