USC Casden Forecast: MF Rents Expected to Soar at Least 2 More Years
April 13, 2016
The 2016 USC Casden
Multifamily Forecast released this week revealed that higher demand for
apartments across Southern California is expected to keep vacancies low,
and drive significant rent increases over the next two years. A big
reason for that is most multifamily construction in Southern California
targets higher income renters, and does little to control rent.
Vacancy rates are projected to continue their gradual decline through
CRE’s Next Big Thing: Innovation Centers
March 25, 2016
| By Carrie Rossenfeld
These emerging US markets are all
attracting new businesses, residents and capital. What are these
population magnets doing right?(From the 2016 Annual Review & Forecast Issue)
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is at the heart of any global market.
What’s Driving Affordable Momentum?
BOSTON—Activity within the
affordable niche has been robust with 2015 being a record setting year
in terms of transaction volume and pricing. GlobeSt.com found out who
are the buyers and what is driving the market in this two-partEXCLUSIVEQ&A.
Part 1 of 2BOSTON—Earlier this year, SVN namedSVN Affordable | Levental Realty LLCthe top franchise in its firm, having completed 20 transactions valued
at $175 million across 17 states.
MA—Harvard’s latest study of rental housing underpinned an open letter
from Lloyd Jones Capital’s Chris Finlay, while Clyde Holland testified
before Congress last week. All cited the growing gap between affordable
supply and renter demand.
MA—Harvard University’s annual study of rental housing was on the
industry’s radar again this past week, as Lloyd Jones Capital CEO Chris
Finlay sent out an open letter via email, summarizing his impressions of
the study. Originally published this past December, the study from
Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies notes that renter households
now number nearly 43 million out of 116 million US households.
10 Tips On How I “Networked” My Way To My First Million Dollars
I was sitting in my office with 2 of my team
members here at Carrot spitballing ideas… and Alex on our team asked a
simple question that inspired this post.
It’s funny where
brainstorming sessions can lead sometimes. This one made me look back
and connect the dots on what took me from a financially broke introvert,
to well connected, to my first million dollars (and beyond).
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here at Carrot.
-1- © 2015 Christopher E. Lee, CEL & Associates, Inc.
Millennials Will Have A Dramatic
Impact On Real Estate!
In This Issue
♦ Inspirational And Aspirational
♦ Millennials And The Boom Ahead
♦ Millennials And Housing
♦ Millennials And Retail
♦ Millennials And Office Space
♦ Clouds On The Horizon
♦ What’s Ahead
♦ Closing Comments
Friends & Colleagues:
Born between 1977 and 1996, the Millennials (also called Generation Y), 87 million strong, are coming of age. They are now between ages 19 and 38, and have either entered or are entering adulthood experiencing:
Mezzanine financingis a sometimes confusing part of
the capital structure in a real estate transaction. Part of the reason
for this is that the term mezzanine is really a catch-all for an entire
category of non-senior mortgage debt, non-common equity instruments that
can fill a capitalization gap between them.
Mezzanine (“middle”) financing can take the form of debt or equity, more specifically:
- Junior debt, such as a second mortgage
- Preferred equity
- Convertible debt
- Participating debt
Senior mortgage debt
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gene Trowbridge Shares The Inside Scoop on Act Saga
For those that have been waiting to see
how to JOBS Act plays out with the SEC, this story continues to
evolve... kinda like a soap opera.
We are speaking with Gene Trowbridge, a leading syndication and who has been relentlessly following the enactment of the JOBS Act of 2012, especially as it works its way through the SEC.
has been in the real estate business for over 30 years as a CCIM
faculty member teaching the syndication business to new and experienced
investors, and he's also a practicing securities attorney where he has
helped form some 50+ syndications in the last 18 months.
Rental Property Benefits
One of the greatest advantages to owning investment real estate is
the potential for passive income that does not need to be earned. This
is one of the many reasons that investors are attracted to rental
However, the benefits of rental properties go much further than just
the rental income. This article will focus on the other benefits
associated with rental properties and a few rules that will help you get
the most from having rental properties in your investment portfolio.
Is Your Real Estate Investment Structured To Lower Risks While Increasing Profits?
One of my most prized skills as a
professional investor is my ability to sniff out amazing real estate
investment opportunities and then engineer creative and lucrative deal
structures to lower investment risks while increasing investor profits.
choosing a strong market and property are certainly important
pre-requisites to a successful real estate investment, I view individual
properties as pawns in a larger game of financial strategy; the
financial and ownership structures surrounding a real estate investment
have more impact on my bottom line than the sticks and bricks in the