Here are our favorite news stories from the past 6 months:

August 2020 Investor News

With the Economy Sputtering, Why is Real Estate Soaring?
“The coronavirus hasn’t dragged home prices down; in fact, we’ve seen just the opposite — prices are rising in spite of the pandemic.”  Read More…

How to Bolster NOI During COVID-19
One of the biggest challenges is a prospect providing fraudulent identification and pay stubs, moving in, and then not paying rent.Read More…

8,000 Apartments Under Construction as Unemployment Surges
Projects now underway, or even in the final planning stages, are apt to proceed.  Read More…

CRE Players Missing Loan Payments While Raising Money
Multiple global companies are delinquent on debts, even as they gather billions to deploy on new investments.Read More…

How Apartment Renter Preferences are Changing
Property owners are tweaking their model units to highlight a convenient work-from-home arrangement .  Read More…

June 2020 Investor News

With Eviction Freeze, Landlords Wonder How They’ll Recover Rent
The move was to prevent out-of-work renters from becoming homeless, though Governor DeSantis has stressed that it does not cancel rent obligations for tenants.  Read More…

Americans Skip Payments as Wave of Defaults and Evictions Looms
Help from Congress and leniency from lenders have kept impending financial disaster at bay for millions of people. But that may not last for long.  Read More…

Walkability Taking Tampa to Next Level
Walkable enclaves are transforming Tampa’s landscape, turning an historically auto-centric metro into one where folks can enjoy ambling.  Read More…

In Post-Pandemic Future, Coworking May Be Multifamily’s Newest Amenity
While retailers may have first thought about Generation Y and dreamed of dollar signs, it quickly became clear this wasn’t going to be an easy sell.  Read More…

Making Work Less Stressful For Your Employees
As employee stress rises with COVID-19, Harvard Business Review provides tips for employers.  Read More…

March 2020 Investor News

What PMs Need to Know Amid Coronavirus Crisis
First and foremost, it is critical to stay in communication with your employees, partners, vendors, and tenants..  Read More…

Coronavirus Hitting Florida Development Like Economic Hurricane
Supply shortages. Nervous buyers. Delayed deals. But maybe a moment for speculators.Read More…

Job, Population Growth Make Tampa Apartment Market Fundamentally Sound
Rents have risen an average of 31.6% percent from 2015 through the end of 2019.  Read More…

Pandemic Prompting CRE Investors Into Flights to Creditworthiness
The outbreak of COVID-19 has many investors now reconsidering investments and pursuing the least risky of purchases.Read More…

Millennials are Fleeing Big Cities for Suburbs
As they enter the next stage of life — marriage, kids, higher salaries — they have begun an exodus from busy cities.  Read More…

January 2020 Investor News

10 Best Places to Buy Rental Property in 2020
The best places have affordable housing, wage growth, and low unemployment rates, among other factors.  Read More…

Tampa Bay’s Foreclosure Rate Dips Below 1%
The rate is the lowest for any month since at least January 1999.  Read More…

Apartment, Office Deals in Near Equilibrium
Combined, the multifamily deals generated $475.4 million for sellers; office properties cost buyers a collective $549.25 million..Read More…

Once All Boomers Die, Tampa Bay Will Have The Most Available Housing
A new study says 33.2% of homes in the entire Tampa Bay metro area should become available by 2037.Read More…

Delivery Only: The Rise of Restaurants With No Diners
Online delivery is still a small slice of the $800 billion restaurant industry, but it’s growing fast.  Read More…

November 2019 Investor News

Flow of Capital Into Multifamily Expected to Increase
Experts see institutional investors allocating more money toward multifamily, and banks & agencies aggressively competing to provide multifamily loans.Read More…

Tampa Ranks 6th Highest at Risk of a Housing Downturn
In the next recession, real estate firm RedFin preducts that Tampa has a higher than average risk of a housing downturn.  Read More…

Homegrown Millenials Returning to Tampa Bay
“Tampa has a buzz about it that wasn’t there a decade ago.”  Read More…

What the ‘Crane Index’ Says About Your Changing City
The New York Times considers a city’s crane count as a way to take the economy’s temperature.Read More…

Qatar Has Begun to Air Condition the Outdoors
Facing 116 degree temperatures in the shade, the city is exploring ways to keep residents cool.  Read More…

September 2019 Investor News

Tampa Among Nation’s Most Active Apartment Markets
With a projected 4,912 new units set to be delivered by Dec. 31, the three-city MSA ranks 18th in the U.S.  Read More…

International Investors Pull Back from US CRE
International investors became net sellers of commercial real estate this year for the first time since 2012.Read More…

Tampa Bay Apartment Rents Keep Rising
The boom has its roots in the 2008 financial crash. Residents lost their homes to foreclosure and have been renting ever since.  Read More…

Markets are Braced for a Global Downturn
The signals from bonds, currencies and commodities are increasingly alarming.Read More…

8 Improvement Ideas Under $500
Paint, hardware, fans, and blinds are a few areas for low-cost, high-yield renovations.  Read More…