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

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…

July 2019 Investor News

The Most and Least Expensive Tampa Bay Neighborhoods for Renters
Harbour Island leads the area’s monthly rents, while North Tampa and the USF area offer the least expensive apartments.  Read More…

Tampa Bay has ‘Room to Run’ for Real Estate Investors
The area has been named one of the nation’s top 10 markets for real estate investors, joining Charlotte, Austin, Raleigh and Nashville.  Read More…

The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad
The number of renters over age 60 has grown by 43% in a decade.  Read More…

Post-Crisis Boom Draws to a Close
A Financial Times series details the end of the global real estate boom after a decade of cheap money.  Read More…

Dish Launches WiFi and TV Service Aimed at Renters
The service gives landlords the opportunity to monetize their amenities.  Read More..

May 2019 Investor News

It is Getting Harder to Raise and Spend Equity
As competition for the best deals becomes even tougher, New York real estate players are finding it more challenging to deploy capital.  Read More…

Tampa Bay Commercial RE is on Fire
But the legacy of the financial crash is felt in the changing ratio between the amount of money that banks lend vs. the amount that comes from other sources.Read More…

Companies Need to Prepare for the Next Downturn
If history is any guide, many companies will prepare too little, too late, and too defensively.  Read More…

Best Metros for First-Time Homebuyers
Zillow ranks Tampa as #1, with Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Atlanta trailing.Read More…

Company Doubles Size of Apartments by Storing Furniture on Ceiling
Bumblebee Spaces creates units where furniture descends upon demand, leaving valuable floor space usable when the furniture is not needed.  Read More…

March 2019 Investor News

Affordable Housing Faces Cuts in Trump’s Budget Proposal
HUD’s budget request takes aim at the $3B Community Development Block Grant program and the $1B Home Investment Partnerships program.  Read More…

Tampa Bay in Better Shape to Weather the Next Recession
The metro area ranks 8th in the country for “Most Diverse Economies” according to Chmura Economics & Analytics.Read More…

More Consumers Using Mobile to Apartment Hunt
84% of consumers actively search for apartments on a mobile device, compared with only 28% in 2013.  Read More…

What Tampa’s Modern Reinvention Says About the Future of American Cities 
By 2027, downtown Tampa could be a modern showpiece of sustainable, attainable living. .Read More…

Shipping Soon: Alexa-Enabled Prefab Homes
Amazon’s Alexa Fund will provide $7 Million in V.C. funding to build sustainable prefabricated homes.  Read More…

January 2019 Investor News

Experts Feeling Cautious but Good about CRE Outlook for 2019
Macro-economic trends, together with local government ordinances, have played a role in growth.  Read More…

How Close Are We to a Financial Crisis?
A decade after Lehman Brothers collapsed, there are guardrails in place to prevent a Great Recession 2.0 — but another crisis is essentially inevitable.Read More…

Forecasts for the Housing Market in 2019
A continued balanced housing market is forecast for the first three quarters of 2019, with inventory slowly growing and prices increasing in the 4 to 5 percent range.  Read More…

Residents Face Eviction as Shutdown Hits Housing Assistance Contracts 
Roughly 1,150 contracts for Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance were up for renewal but in limbo because funds weren’t obligated before the December shutdown.Read More…

A Stock Exchange for Individual Buildings Moves One Step Closer
Investors will be able to buy shares in companies, typically special purpose vehicles, that own individual buildings.  Read More..