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

June 2021 Investor News

Residential Surge
Gulf Coast housing markets remain hot, but a lack of inventory threatens future gains.  Read More…

As Inflation Looms, RE Heads Into Long-Forgotten Territory
2007 was the last time US inflation topped 4%, the kind of level that starts to concern central banks.Read More…

Commercial RE Loans in the Post-Pandemic World
Attorney Rob Stern discusses the state of commercial property mortgages.  Read More…

AirBNB’s CEO Thinks The Platform Can Replace Your Landlord
He says deposits, long-term leases, and proof of income are outdated.Read More…

Idyllic Neighborhoods Built Just for Renters
The single-family rental home is a rapidly growing piece of the US rental housing market.  Read More…

April 2021 Investor News

Tampa Bay Rents Rise, While in Some Cities They’re Falling
The median rent in Tampa Bay was $1,375 per month in January 2021, a 6.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year.  Read More…

Renters’ Priorities Shift 
The 2021 RENTCafé survey found that the most important amenities for renters looking for new apartments are open-air spaces, such as patios and balconies.Read More…

Becoming a Landlord Looks Good on Paper.  In Reality, It’s Much Harder
Tax consequences, cash flow, management and maintenance costs have to be weighed.  Read More…

Apartment Deals Surge Throughout the Gulf Coast
Since Oct. 1, more than 3,000 apartment units have traded hands throughout the Gulf Coast, with more than $400 million being invested..Read More…

Hermès Heirs Own Stake in Tampa Rental Houses
Hundreds of homes around Tampa Bay are owned by a real estate investment company that includes several heirs to the French luxury company Hermès.  Read More…

January 2021 Investor News

Middle-Market Multifamily Floating Above Economic Troubles
Brokers working in the middle-market multifamily sector say investments there garner significant premiums.  Read More…

South Florida, Tampa Attract Northern Transplants Amid COVID-19
The state’s population has grown by about 343,000 in the last year, to about 22 million residents.Read More…

Building Homes Through a Pandemic & Lumber Shortage
An interview with the Tampa Bay Builders Association uncovers unique challenges that builders & developers have faced in the past year.  Read More…

23 Million Remote Workers are Moving to Cheaper Places
This is an early indicator of the larger impacts that remote work could have in spreading opportunity.Read More…

Why Everything is So Hard to Buy Right Now
Supply chain disruptions from COVID-19 have affected everything from refrigerators to heat lamps.  Read More…

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…