Report: CRE in 2023

PwC and Urban Land Institute’s report, “Emerging Trends in Real Estate: 2023” is an excellent, well-written report that, at the risk of invoking a cliché, has something for industry experts and everyday readers alike. PwC/Urban Land Institute: “Emerging trends in real estate: 2023” – https://www.pwc.com/us/en/industries/financial-services/asset-wealth-management/real-estate/emerging-trends-in-real-estate.html I posted this report last week in the Gray Report…

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Gray Report Podcast: Jobs, Inflation, and, the Election

Listen to the latest episode of The Gray Report Podcast and stay up to date on the most important news and research in the multifamily industry, commercial real estate, and the economy. The Gray Report on Spotify The Gray Report on Google Podcasts The Gray Report on Apple Podcasts

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Gray Report Video: Election Consequences for the Apartment Market

As the results of the midterm elections point to a likely-divided Congress at the federal level, local ballot measures across the country bring changes to a number of markets, with some cities enacting rent control measures, dedicating money to building additional housing, or discouraging homeowners from leaving a property vacant for extended periods. While these…

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Apartment Supply: Where Are They Building and When Will It Be Completed?

A recent report from RealPage describes the enormous amount of apartments in construction currently, with information on some of the markets with record numbers of apartment construction activity. RealPage “Record Apartment Construction Volumes Across the U.S.” – https://www.realpage.com/analytics/record-apartment-construction-volumes-across-the-us/ Apartment construction is a topic that is relevant to specific locations more so, I think, than average…

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Gray Report Podcast: Housing Market Hit with 0.75% Rate Hike

Listen to the latest episode of The Gray Report Podcast and stay up to date on the most important news and research in the multifamily industry, commercial real estate, and the economy. The Gray Report on Spotify The Gray Report on Google Podcasts The Gray Report on Apple Podcasts

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Gray Report Video: Another 0.75% Fed Rate Hike. What Happens Next?

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by another 75 basis points even as the economy and the housing market in particular have not fully absorbed the rate accumulating rate hikes from earlier this year in 2022. Reports published this week show lower sentiment in the multifamily market alongside slightly stronger seasonal rent trends, but…

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Affordable Housing Policies: What Works?

Two recent articles highlight the challenges of making affordable housing projects a reality. The New York Times: “The Way Los Angeles Is Trying to Solve Homelessness Is ‘Absolutely Insane’” – https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/23/opinion/los-angeles-homelessness-affordable-housing.html This is a very interesting article by Ezra Klein.  Last week, we discussed an article from the New York Times that described the efforts…

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The Rent Revolution, Housing Policy, and the Market

After many years in which downtown, urban spaces were the brightest spot in the metro-area, focus has shifted to the suburbs. But how much has the suburban apartment market grown, and where is this growth the strongest? And what exactly are the technical requirements for to qualify as a suburb? Apartment List puts some data…

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