This week’s selection of news and information provides practical investment insights as COVID-19 continues to impact the real estate market. Using an exclusive, proprietary economic model, Arbor Realty Trust’s 2020 Large Multifamily Investment Report assesses top markets for favorable opportunities. RealPage provides data showing strong rent collections with the start of fall. Multi-Housing News reports that many metros experienced an increase in apartment demand and absorption in the third quarter. In the next article, RealPage describes how the Sunbelt recently led a resurgence in multifamily demand. Finally, Real Capital Analytics notes although deal volume has fallen, capital continues to flow with active refinancing.

2020 Large Multifamily Investment Report: Top Opportunities

Arbor Realty Trust – October 6

“This report develops an analytical framework to predict where large multifamily investment opportunities will be most abundant in the year ahead.”

Apartment Rent Payment Results Prove Encouraging in Early October

RealPage – October 8

“79.4% of households have paid rent for October as of the 6th. The latest results exactly match the 79.4% payment level recorded through October 6, 2019.”

How Durable Is Multifamily Demand?

Multi-Housing News – October 7

“Apartment demand rebounded in the third quarter in many metros, a good sign for the industry after a weak first half that was caused in large part by the fallout from COVID-19.”

U.S. Apartment Demand Rebounds as Leasing Surges in Sun Belt

RealPage – October 1

“Since June, the number of new leases signed each month topped the year-earlier numbers, sometimes growing at a double-digit pace.”

Refinancing Pulls in Greater Share of US Capital Flows in H1

Real Capital Analytics – October 7

“The inability to refinance cash-flowing properties was a critical problem during the 2008-09 downturn. In this Covid-19 recession, however, the ability to refinance rather than sell has led to sticky prices.”