In Case You Missed It: Week Ending March 3

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How to profit from solar; the seventh inning market cycle stretches on; healthy buildings mean happy tenants; student housing demand ramps up; and more, in this edition of the ALEX Chatter weekly multifamily roundup. 

CMBS Payoff Rate Jumps

Mortgage Bankers Association – March 2, 2017
“The final year of the three-year commercial mortgage-backed securities ‘maturity wave’ of loans disbursed between 2005 and 2007 started out strongly, reported Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC, Chicago.”

How real estate developers can profit from solar

GreenBiz – March 1, 2017
“Real estate developers who sell or lease their spaces, however, have been slower to incorporate rooftop solar in the projects. Because their tenants usually pay the electric bills, there hasn’t been much of an incentive. But that scenario is changing.”

The Future of NYC’s Waste: Getting to Zero

StreetEasy – March 1, 2017
“The rising public interest in and civic concern for NYC’s trash was no more clear than at The Future of Waste, the first in a series of Open House New York events that will explore New York City’s current waste system and its plans for the future.”

A Rush to Meet Rising Demand, and Expectations, for Student Housing

The New York Times – February 28, 2017
“The fall semester may be months away, but developers of student housing are already cramming for the next academic year.”

Seventh Inning Market Cycle Stretches On, And On

National Real Estate Investor – February 28, 2017
“The current growth phase is proving to be the energizer bunny of real estate market cycles, and it appears that there is still plenty more power to keep it going.”

Trump tax plan, not even on drawing board, is already roiling rental housing

MarketWatch – February 28, 2017
“Across the country, municipal agencies, developers and community organizations are scrambling to patch the gaps. Some are re-allocating funds among existing projects already in the works; some are pulling forward funds from future years’ budgets. And some deals just aren’t getting done.”

WELL-come To The Future Of Healthy Buildings

Builder – February 28, 2017
“The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard that focuses exclusively on the health and well-being of the people inside buildings, impacting the way occupants sleep, eat, and feel.”