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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 [...]

January 2016 Investor News

As CRE Prices Soar, Fed Weighs Consequences Fed officials participating in a “War Game” exercise came to a disturbing conclusion: the central bank remains ill-equipped to quell asset bubbles.  Read More… Tampa Bay Still Leads Nation In Institutional Investor RE Purchases Among markets with a population of at least 1 million, Tampa had the highest [...]

December 2015 Investor News

Tampa Bay Renters are Struggling to Make Payments More than half of moderate income renters in the Tampa region spent 30% of their income on rent in 2014.  Read More… Looming Rate Rise Weighs on REIT Shares REITs are trading at a 12% discount to their net asset value, as investors worry that real-estate values [...]

November 2015 Investor News

Demand for Rental Apartments Buoys US Housing Starts U.S. housing starts rose in September on soaring demand for rental apartments, a sign that the housing market continues to steadily improve.  Read More… Morgan Stanley Makes a Comeback in Real Estate Morgan Stanley wrapped up fundraising over the summer for its first higher-risk real-estate fund since [...]

October 2015 Investor News

Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating.  Read More… Investors Snapping Up New Homes for Rentals Large-scale investors known for buying thousands of homes at foreclosure auctions are now buying new [...]

September 2015 Investor News

Rents Rise Faster for Midtier Apartments than Luxury Ones Modest apartment buildings are becoming scarcer.  This shortage has led rents for these units to rise at a faster pace than for luxury ones.  Read More… Investors Cool Off on REIT Sector An index of REIT stocks is on track for its worst year since 2008 [...]

August 2015 Investor News

Boom Time Investors have poured $1 billion into multifamily investments along the Gulf Coast since the end of the recession, pushing prices to record levels.  Read More… As Tampa Bay Economy Rebounds, Don’t Forget Grim Foreclosure Era Let’s not forget the reasons this metro and state are still crawling out of the dark hole left [...]

June 2015 Investor News

Small City Living For Multifamily Property Buyers As prices for multifamily properties in big cities escalate, some investors are setting their sights on smaller markets where prices are lower and yields are higher.  Read More… CRE Recovery May Be Shorter Than Past Cycles Attorney Ed Whitson thinks that some of the decisions lenders are contemplating [...]

May 2015 Investor News

Tampa Apartment Rent Increases Among Largest in U.S. A rebounding economy will contribute to a projected 5.3 percent increase in the average Tampa area apartment rent this year.  Read More… Will Hot Tampa Bay Market Convert High-Rise to Condos? Due to the “tremendous resurgence” of downtown St. Petersburg’s condo market, the developer of a 358-unit [...]

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