In Case You Missed It: Week of November 14

Five real estate trends to keep an eye on; a renter’s top cost concern might surprise you; here come the drones; how risk retention will impact the CMBS market; and more in this weekly multifamily news roundup. 

 There Doesn’t Go the Neighborhood: Low-Income Housing Has No Impact on Nearby Home Values

Trulia – November 16, 2016
“In the nation’s 20 least affordable housing markets, low-income housing built during a 10-year span shows no effect on nearby home values.”

How will the new risk retention regulations impact the CMBS market?

Commercial Property Executive – November 16, 2016
“The new federal rules on risk retention will be in effect starting Dec. 24, and while some issuers are testing strategies to adapt, others fear these rules could be the end of their businesses.”

5 real estate trends to watch in 2017

MarketWatch – November 15, 2016
“Here are five things to watch for in real estate in 2017 — don’t get blindsided.”

15 CRE Tech Platforms for Multifamily Owners and Managers

Honest Buildings – November 15, 2016
“Technology solutions for multifamily CRE cover a wide gamut, solving a variety of logistical tasks from accounting to tenant invoicing to project management.”

Droning Along: What Commercial Real Estate Property Owners Should Consider in the Drone Age

National Law Review – November 15, 2016
“There is vast potential for commercial use of drones in the real estate industry. Their use has become very important in marketing strategies for brokers and developers, for inspection teams on construction projects and even for construction of high-rise cable structures.”

Freddie Mac: Rising rent is not the biggest concern for tenants

HousingWire – November 15, 2016
“This is the first time that Freddie Mac’s survey included questions about utility costs. The survey showed that 70% of renters are greatly to moderately concerned about higher utility costs, compared to 63% who are concerned about rent increases.”