In Case You Missed It: Week Ending March 10

How inflation impacts commercial real estate; marketing across generations; apartment starts and permits move in opposite directions; and more in this week’s multifamily news roundup.

Real Estate Loves Inflation (Sort Of)

Real Capital Analytics – March 9
“Without that 1.6%-per-year boost, prices would have grown only 8% per year. Still a respectable pace, but overall prices then would only be 6% higher than the previous peak levels.”

How to Market Across Generations

Multifamily Executive – March 8
“Millennials represent a critical component of any apartment-marketing plan, but an optimal selling strategy will reach across several demographic groups, ensuring that your communities appeal to prospective residents of all ages.”

Multifamily Lending Brief: 4Q 2016

MPF Research – March 8, 2017
“In the wake of the great recession, the entire financing environment shifted to benefit the multifamily industry. As such, MPF Research provides updates about the lending environment on an ongoing, quarterly basis.”

Axiometrics: Multifamily Starts, Permits Move in Opposite Directions

MBA Mortgage – March 6, 2017
“But multifamily starts fell 7.9 percent from last month to 417,000 units (annualized), Axiometrics said, and the 244,000-unit annual rate for multifamily completions was down nearly 27 percent from December and nearly 30 percent from a year ago.”

Moody’s/RCA CPPI flat in January; core commercial prices decline, apartment prices up

Moody’s Investors Service – March 6, 2017
“Prices for core commercial properties declined 0.2%, while apartment prices rose 0.9%.”