• Tampa Skyline
    It’s always interesting when the market analysts at MPF Research get a chance to sit down with clients and discuss performance results across multi-metro apartment portfolios.
  • SupplyDemand
    The recent surge in apartment construction nationwide has given rise to concerns of building too much new product too quickly. In essence, the concerns are centered around how quickly the new product in each market can be absorbed.
  • LA Metro
    The consensus is that the current multifamily supply is manageable at the national level due to primarily two reasons. First, pent-up demand [...]
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    To what degree does demand drive supply, and is there a point of equilibrium? Several years into the recovery from the Great Recession, apartment development activity has picked up across the country. In the core 100 U.S. metros, about 195,000 apartment units were completed in the year-ending Q2 2014. That’s about two and a half […]
  • smart home technology shutterstock_162480329
    After years of healthy demand for new apartment units, development activity has ramped up. Nationally, roughly 355,000 new units were under way at the end of 2014’s 2nd quarter. But what does this figure tell us, besides that there’s been a lot of brick and mortar flying around? Rather than focus on traditional metrics such […]
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Tampa Skyline
 

What Role Should Tampa Play in Your Apartment Portfolio?

It’s always interesting when the market analysts at MPF Research get a chance to sit down with clients and discuss performance results across multi-metro apartment portfolios.

SupplyDemand
 

Measuring the Supply/Demand Relationship by Metro (Part 4 of 4)

The recent surge in apartment construction nationwide has given rise to concerns of building too much new product too quickly. In essence, the concerns are centered around how quickly the new product in each market can be absorbed.

LA Metro
 

What Metros are Vulnerable to a Short-Term Supply Overhang? (Part 3 of 4)

The consensus is that the current multifamily supply is manageable at the national level due to primarily two reasons. First, pent-up demand [...]

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What Comes First: Supply or Demand? (Part 2 of 4)

To what degree does demand drive supply, and is there a point of equilibrium? Several years into the recovery from the Great Recession, apartment development activity has picked up across the country. In the core 100 U.S. metros, about 195,000 apartment units were completed in the year-ending Q2 2014. That’s about two and a half […]

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Exploring Supply and Demand (Part 1 of 4)

After years of healthy demand for new apartment units, development activity has ramped up. Nationally, roughly 355,000 new units were under way at the end of 2014’s 2nd quarter. But what does this figure tell us, besides that there’s been a lot of brick and mortar flying around? Rather than focus on traditional metrics such […]

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The Operator Advantage Rate

When is a market full and why does it matter?

Cleveland
 

Is the Cleveland Comeback Story for Real?

Following a string of recent wins for the city, media reports have trumpeted the Cleveland rebound story. But how significant is this rebound so far, and how is it translating to the Cleveland apartment market?

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Rise and Fall: How Interest Rates Impact Real Estate Values

It’s no secret real estate property values have benefitted from capitalization rate (cap rate) compression, due at least in part to declining interest rates. But investors worry that historically low interest rates could soon be a rearview mirror reality, leading to cap rate expansion. While forecasting future interest rate movement is tough, it is crystal […]

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6 Tips to Help Your Property Prepare for Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to again be below-normal, which is good news for apartments along U.S. coast lines. Activity has been mild with only a handful of storms that have not made much of an impact inland or along shores.

RENT
 

No, There Aren’t Really Any Rent Concessions in the Apartment Market Right Now

It’s September, and that means the apartment sector’s big-time clustering of industry events that occur seasonally in the fall has now begun. Some of MPF Research’s analysts participated in the InterFace Multifamily Texas conference last week and were struck by a fairly odd discussion that suggested rent concessions are beginning to creep into the picture […]

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