Monthly Archives: January 2013

U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracts in Fourth Quarter

Source: WSJ.com By ERIC MORATH, SARAH PORTLOCK and KATHLEEN MADIGAN WASHINGTON—U.S. economic momentum screeched to a halt in the final months of 2012, as businesses pared back inventories and government spending fell sharply, while lawmakers struggled to reach a deal on tax increases and … Continue reading

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Feverish Pace of #MOB Development Fueled By Strong Demand, New Occupancy Trends

Convergence of Industry Trends, Market Forces Should Keep Healthcare Developers Busy In 2013 and Beyond Read more… Feverish Pace of MOB Development Fueled By Strong Demand, New Occupancy Trends – CoStar Group.

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Multifamily building stock in the United States has great potential for significant energy efficiency gains, with potential energy savings are estimated at $9 billion, according to a new report from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT).  Energy Transparency in the … Continue reading

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How Big Is Wall Street’s Housing Bet? Pretty Big. #cre #housing #mulitifamily

Wall Street is hitching its bullish hopes for 2013 to an unlikely star, believing that a real estate industry that led the economy into the abyss is what ultimately will carry it back out. While hopes that housing is about … Continue reading

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Sparking the Shadow Market #cre #multifamily

The foreclosure crisis has sent scores of former homeowners—and their former homes—into the rental market. But is the burgeoning REO-to-rental business model a threat or an opportunity for multifamily players? Rumors of the death of the American Dream have been … Continue reading

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#Multifamily Industry Faces Mandatory Participation in #Energy Benchmarking Programs #cre

The day may be coming when an apartment community’s strongest marketing tool is how much energy and water its units consume each year. And that day may be coming sooner than you think. A growing list of U.S. cities are … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Deal a Net Positive for #Housing and Home Builders – #cre

The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided — for now — and that is good news for housing in the short run. The enactment of H.R. 8, the … Continue reading

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