The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Feb 7 – 11, 2022

At a glance: Stock markets grew weaker due to the rise of inflation, the Fed raising interest rates to counteract inflation and geopolitical issues taking place in Ukraine. Inflation was hotter than expected with sticky inflation reaching multi-decade highs. Consumers are feeling disheartened by the acceleration in sticky inflation and as a result expect their…

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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: Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2022

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/674563774 At a glance: The markets continue to give us a lesson on what volatility looks like with Nasdaq up 3.4% on Monday and down 3.7% on Thursday In the bond market, the yield on the 10-year treasury rose to 1.9%, lowering the values of government and investment grade bonds. Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) disappoints…

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4 Key Technology Trends for Real Estate in 2022

At a glance Real estate goes digital: Real estate is just one of the many industries that has embraced new tools and technology to better serve clients and stay competitive through the pandemic. Trends to transform: Below, we outline four of the most impactful trends we expect to see sweep the real estate sector heading into 2022.…

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Tax Update: New Guidance on New York’s Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit

At a glance The main takeaway: New York State just recently provided some additional guidance on its pass-through entity tax credit, including eligibility, election periods and estimated payments, among other areas. Impact on your business: It’s important to understand the key nuances of how the credit works, especially if you are an eligible partnership or S corporation.…

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7 Key Real Estate Insights for Q2 2021

It has been an exciting and busy quarter for the real estate market. Scroll down for a special look into Multi-Family and Self-Storage Values. In residential real estate, affordability for residential housing is strong, with four quarters of growth in a leading residential housing indicator. We expect positive trends to continue over the next year.…

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Young Adults, Boomers and Families Drive Rise of Class B Apartments

Cash-strapped Millennials, retiring Baby Boomers and middle-income families are driving demand in less expensive Class B multifamily apartments. Class B multifamily apartments tend to be older buildings with fewer amenities and less expensive finishes than their Class A counterparts that command much higher rents. The rise of Class B apartments is also a response to…

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Public Housing REAC Inspections: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Public housing authorities are often concerned about federal REAC inspections of their properties. And they should be, since their scores on the Real Estate Assessment Center assessments are tied to HUD funding and eligibility for innovative Housing and Urban Development programs like Moving to Work. Your PHA starts with 100 points, and it’s your job…

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