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

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..

November 2018 Investor News

Multifamily Investors Continue to Accept Low Cap Rates
While benchmark interest rates continue to rise, cap rates for apartment properties seem frozen in place.  Read More…

‘We’re Close to the Top of the Market’
Colliers International U.S. Chief Economist Andrew Nelson does not foresee the rebound in commercial property transaction volume carrying into 2019.  Read More…

How Tampa Turned Around
Large-scale developments are springing up, with more than $13 billion in projects expected by 2022.  Read More…

FEMA Rolling Out New Flood Zone Maps
Thousands of Tampa Bay-area property owners could soon find themselves with new flood zone designations on their homes and businesses.  Read More…

Apartment Developer Eyeing Stake in Modular Housing Firm
Unlike US developers who focus on wood-frame apartments, modular developers in Europe use concrete and metal frame construction assembled in a factory.  Read More…

September 2018 Investor News

Apartment Sales Continue on Strong Job, Population Growth
Despite new product and interest rate hikes, investors’ collective appetite for buying multifamily rental projects regionwide appears to be undiminished.  Read More…

Study Finds Landlord Resistance to Rental Vouchers (Section 8)
Many tenants have difficulty finding rental properties that accept Housing Choice Vouchers, particularly in high-income neighborhoods.  Read More…

Tampa Bay Home Prices Rise as Area Remains Stuck in Cycle
There are so few homes on market because people who otherwise might sell are afraid they won’t find a new place to live.  Read More…

Big Banks are Backing Away from Commercial R.E.
The real estate cycle has gone on for longer than many bankers feel comfortable with, and commercial property pricing has become to high in their estimation.  Read More…

A Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze
Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings.  Read More…