This week’s selection of industry news offers metrics on how multifamily is performing, and tips for planning taxes and attracting tenants. In the first article, National Real Estate Investor provides information on tax savings that could mean added liquidity for investors. Next, an Arbor infographic illustrates second quarter small multifamily benchmarks. RealPage presents rent collection data for affordable housing and market-rate apartments that reveals similar trends to those preceding the COVID-19 pandemic. With another infographic, Arbor provides second quarter U.S. multifamily market finance and investment benchmarks. Finally, Multi-Housing News describes the latest amenities that tenants desire, following the coronavirus outbreak.

Three Big Tax Breaks to Provide Liquidity to CRE Investors in the Current Environment

NREI – August 18

“There are several significant tax opportunities that can accelerate tax savings to provide liquidity now for real estate investors.”

Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q2 2020

Arbor Chatter – August 18

“In 2019, small multifamily originations reached an all-time high of $59.2 billion, according to Chandan Economics’ post-financial crisis market tracking and model estimates.”

In Affordable Housing, Rent Collection Trends Mirror Market-Rate Apartments

RealPage – August 20

“RealPage analyzed rent paid versus rent due in professionally managed apartments attached to an affordable housing program such as HUD subsidies, tax credits or rural housing assistance, among others.”

U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q2 2020

Arbor Chatter – August 20

“Rent growth slowed and sales volume declined, although the sector has shown resiliency as compared with other sectors.”

6 Amenities That Will Attract New Renters During COVID-19

Multi-Housing News – August 19

“Now might be the time to focus on new and different features at your community. Here are some suggestions for amenities or perks renters are looking for during these crazy COVID times.”