This week’s articles focus on trends, illuminating opportunities for multifamily investors. In a brief video, Sam Chandan, the founder of Chandan Economics, highlights a few key findings of Arbor Realty Trust’s 2020 Large Multifamily Investment Report. Next, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Emerging Trends in Real Estate report gives additional context to the multifamily landscape, analyzing a broad spectrum of asset classes. National Real Estate Investor (NREI) underscores how with COVID-19 still affecting the market, CRE owners need to consider collectability of rent payments and lease concessions in their accounting. In the fourth article, Real Capital Analytics reports that in the current environment, institutional investors have been growing their U.S. CRE portfolios. Finally, RealPage provides data showing rent growth continues in the Midwest, even as the pandemic continues. 

[Video] 2020’s Top Large Multifamily Investment Markets

Arbor Chatter – October 13

“Sam Chandan, the founder of Chandan Economics, reveals which city received the top ranking and highlights some of our other exclusive research findings.”

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021

PwC – October 15

“COVID-19 accelerated many existing trends like retail footprint reductions, while it spawned new ones such as an increased focus on social justice and health and wellness, and stopped others in their tracks like the appeal of big cities.”

Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Reporting in the Real Estate Industry

NREI – October 15

“Whether in times of economic prosperity or economic distress, lessors in lease arrangements must constantly monitor changes in the collectability of lease payments.”

Institutional Investors Finding Opportunities in the Downturn

Real Capital Analytics – October 15

“Despite uncertainty over the economy and ongoing health crisis, this class of investor has been growing their portfolio exposures to the U.S. market.”

Most Major Midwest Apartment Markets Still Logging Rent Growth

RealPage – October 14

“The Midwest is the only region in the nation still sustaining some rent growth, with most major markets here continuing to push rental rates in the face of COVID-19.”