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  • Unpacking the Meaning of a Trump Administration for Apartment Housing

    Uncertainty dominated the commentary written by key real estate analysts trying to forecast how the apartment industry and economy overall will be affected by the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President. Most industry groups, admittedly, said they were caught off guard by the result, and they, no doubt, will continue to analyze the situation between now and Inauguration Day. While it...
  • Post-Election Outlook Remains Mixed for the Apartment Industry

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Add my name to the long list of individuals who did not take the candidacy of Donald Trump seriously and publically doubted whether could win a Presidential general election. My sin is even greater since I am inside the beltway and in “the business” of politics and policy. This is my job! How could I have not seen this coming? I could lay the blame for missing the...
  • Construction Costs Are Killing Us

    It’s conference season! And I did my part by attending three of them within a span of 10 days. At each one, I heard this same sentiment from apartment industry developers, owners and operators, large and small, hailing from the Northeast to Southern California. Outside of land, the key components of construction costs are labor and materials. First, the materials. The recently-released Producer...
  • Apartment Market Pulse: Rents, Values and Occupanices - All Up

    Rent growth occurred across most markets during the third quarter, averaging 4.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to Yardi Matrix. Growth continues to slow, as evidenced by a lone city experiencing double-digit rent growth, Sacramento, compared to four last year at this time. San Francisco, Houston, Denver and New York comprise the handful of markets with rent growth lower than the...

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