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January 2017 Investor News

Luxury Apartment Boom Set to Fizzle Developers in New York are already offering up to three months of free rent on some projects.  Read More... Tampa Bay's Economy Grows, Now 26th Largest in Country Tampa Bay's economic output rose 2.7% last year, outperforming most other metros.  Read More... International Buyers Shift, Spend Less in Florida [...]

November 2016 Investor News

Population Growth Helping State Economy Recover Florida’s unemployment rate and job growth are outpacing their national counterparts, while the U.S. economy continues to recover at a faster clip than the rest of the world.  Read More… Investors Flip Over Home Sales Gulf Coast cities led the nation in the second quarter in home flips.  Tampa [...]

September 2016 Investor News

Demand for Apartments Bounces Back in Second Quarter However, the divide continues to widen between new, luxury apartment communities where some managers now offer concessions to lure renters and less-expensive, class-B apartment communities that are fully-occupied with long waiting lists.  Read More… Fab Four A handful of major developments proposed for Tampa would nearly double [...]

August 2016 Investor News

Foreign Investment in Tampa Surges Foreign investment has risen to its highest level in a decade, fueled by investor desire to find “safe havens” for capital.  Read More… New Apartments Raise the Bar on USF Housing Civic boosters for low-income communities in the shadow of the university say the influx of new residents could help [...]

July 2016 Investor News

Tampa Bay Foreclosures Plunging to Lowest Levels Since 2006 Pinellas and Hillsborough counties are on track to record the lowest number of new foreclosure filings since 2006.  Read More… Housing Authority Picks Developer for West River Project A household name in Florida real estate circles has been selected for a massive redevelopment project in West [...]

June 2016 Investor News

Multifamily Mania Fueled by a lack of new inventory and job & population gains in Florida, investors have flocked to acquire apartments for rent growth and appreciation.  Read More… Temple Terrace Apartment Complex Sold for $70 Million A Tampa company has bought the 776-unit River Chase complex and plans to rename it as part of [...]

May 2016 Investor News

Demand For Apartments Slowing Down Leading apartment researchers agree that the number of vacant apartments grew in the first quarter of this year, while rents grew at a slower pace.  Read More… One Developer’s Bet on the Channel District is Finally Paying Off When developer Ken Stoltenberg moved to Tampa in 1998, he saw potential [...]

April 2016 Investor News

Investors See Opportunity in Value-Add Strategies Multifamily developers can capitalize on a huge unmet need in the marketplace by buying & renovating older class-B and -C apartment buildings.  Read More… Tampa: A Value Stock in Transformation CNBC provides a positive review of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro.  Read More… (caution: sound) Federal Reserve Decides to Keep [...]

March 2016 Investor News

Apartment Sales Volume Jumps 32% in 2015 All apartment subtypes and deal structures saw double-digit growth in 2015. Garden apartments rose 38% year over year, to $98 billion, while mid- and high-rise sales came in at $52 billion for the year.  Read More… Real Estate’s Ticking Timebomb Bonds backing commercial mortgages are not giving investors [...]

February 2016 Investor News

‘Emerging Trends’ Study Details Investor Opportunities for 2016 The most obvious finding in the report is the strong feeling of optimism currently pervading the industry.  Read More… The Interest Rate Conundrum The Fed has chosen to leave interest rates unchanged at the current rate between 0.25 – 0.5%, despite previously indicating there would likely be [...]

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