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With its $5.4 billion purchase from landlord Equity Residential, Starwood Capital Group is making a big bet on the future of the U.S. apartment market and doing so at a time when both rents and property prices have never been higher.   Starwood, led by investor Barry Sternlicht, is adding 23,262 units in 72 multifamily communities across five states, expanding its reach into a part of the real estate market in which rents set records each quarter as young Americans face hurdles buying homes. Read more ...
Last modified on Monday, 11 January 2016 23:04
The national vacancy rate remained unchanged at 4.1% during the second quarter, a potentially worrisome result for those who fret about the near term future of the apartment sector. However, this is not unexpected, and a moderation in the brisk pace of improvement in fundamentals has been built into our forecasts for some time.   Read more ...
Last modified on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:10
The level of commercial/multifamily debt outstanding increased by $11.1 billion in the first quarter of 2014, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings. That is a 0.4 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2013.   Read more ...
Last modified on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:15
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