Top 4 Trends in Affordable Housing for 2022

At a glance The main takeaway: Legislative changes, supply chain challenges, diversity and LIHTC compliance are among the key topics that will define affordable housing conversations in 2022. Impact on your business: Developers can gain competitive leverage by staying abreast of trends and prioritizing transformative changes to achieve their goals, whether it’s preparing for a new construction…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Dec 27 – Dec 31, 2021

At a glance: Overall, the U.S. performed well as stock markets closed out 2021 strong and leading economic indicators are pointing to global growth. While stocks outperformed in 2021, bonds had a rough year due to inflation trending higher than expected. Despite continued supply chain challenges and the rise in Omicron cases, U.S. manufacturers and…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2021

At a glance: Overall, the markets struggled with commodities and crypto declining and Bitcoin fell 15 percent over the weekend. The defensive nature of the bond markets makes them the MVP over the last week. Investors are keeping an eye on how the Federal Reserve will address inflation. Technology markets saw semiconductors hold on strong…

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Shadow Lending’s Rise Opens New Access to Capital

Once relegated to the dusty niches of capitalism, shadow lending has become a viable and sought-after source of capital that’s prized by borrowers and investors alike. Investors chasing higher yield have embraced shadow lending. The opportunity to earn equity-like returns from the safety of a debt position is a big part of the attraction, while…

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Is Preferred Equity Right for Your Deal?

As CRE Lending Tightens, Preferred Equity Makes a Comeback Preferred equity is nothing new in commercial real estate, but we can expect the funding strategy to become more attractive in the coming months and into 2020. As we enter the final stages of the latest real estate expansion, preferred equity could help developers push deals…

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Can Tiny Homes & Co-living Help Make Housing More Affordable?

One enduring repercussion of the 2008-09 financial crisis and collapse of the housing market is the hesitancy among consumers to take on mortgages that they’re not sure they can afford over the long term. That’s why more Millennials and other middle-income consumers are looking to alternative housing solutions that sometimes sacrifice space and privacy for…

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Industrial Real Estate Braces for Effects of Steel Tariffs

The industrial real estate sector is bracing for the impact of recent steel tariffs on two fronts. Industrial manufacturers could see their bottom line shifting as the cost of production increases. And industrial/distribution facility construction costs could rise with the price of raw materials. “Pricing has gone up significantly just with the threat of tariffs,”…

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