This week’s roundup offers insights on the U.S. multifamily market’s performance, the inverted yield curve’s impact on real estate and artificial intelligence. First, Arbor’s Chatter blog introduces Part 3 of its video series with Chandan Economics, this time focused on how the nation’s multifamily market has performed so far this year and the outlook for the rest of 2019 and 2020. Next, MBA analyzes the recent yield curve inversion and what it means for commercial real estate investors. Reis takes a look at the best-performing and worst-performing apartment markets in the second quarter, with Phoenix topping the list for the biggest increase in rent growth. Then, NREI examines how emerging AI tools can help real estate investors in new ways, such as accessing property data and managing communities more proficiently. Finally, NAHB reports that home builders are seeing the value of developing single-family homes as rental properties, as homeownership remains an obstacle, especially for the Millennial generation.

Video: U.S. Multifamily Sector Performance and Outlook (Part 3)

Arbor Chatter – August 15

“In the third installment of this new video series from Arbor and Chandan Economics, we discuss the U.S. multifamily market’s performance and outlook for the rest of 2019.”

The Inverted Yield Curve’s Effect on CRE

MBA – August 16

“U.S. job growth has slowed a bit but it is still reasonably strong and wage growth is moving ahead though it has leveled out.”

Apartment Top & Bottom Markets, Q2 2019

Reis – August 13

“The aggregate year-over-year effective revenue growth for the nation came in at 4.2% this quarter. Once again, Phoenix is in the top position.”

What Can AI Do for Commercial Real Estate Investors?

NREI – August 13

“Commercial real estate investors must understand that those leveraging the power of AI, and its financial returns, are creating a widening gap of a new generation of winners versus those who fail to take advantage of the technology.”

What’s Next in Housing: For-Rent Single-Family Homes

NAHB – August 13

“Townhomes have become the go-to option for many first-time buyers, but some builders are upping the ante with new detached rental products that redefine the path to homeownership.”