Category Archives: multi-family

Freddie Mac: Rising apartment rents aren’t turning more renters into homeowners

by Dan Rafter Are U.S. adults buying more homes now that apartment rents are on the rise? It doesn’t look like it. According to the latest research from Freddie Mac, most renters are staying with apartment living even as rents … Continue reading

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Oak Grove Capital’s Dayton: Apartment boom continues in Twin Cities – but how many renters can’t afford to live here?

by Dan Rafter The numbers are strong: Apartment rents are rising and developers are adding new luxury apartment buildings across the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. Developers are even moving into the Twin Cities’ suburbs to serve the growing number of residents … Continue reading

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Big crowd celebrates strengthening market during MREN’s Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

by Dan Rafter More than 200 commercial real estate professionals attended Midwest Real Estate News’ Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit: A Gathering of Industry Experts in early April at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, the new hotel in downtown Columbus … Continue reading

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Detroit on the verge of big things? Village Green’s Holtzman thinks so

by Dan Rafter Jonathan Holtzman grew up in the city of Detroit. He took classes at the city’s public schools. He played at its public parks. He wants, then, to see downtown Detroit thrive. And to help this process along, … Continue reading

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Indianapolis not the only sizzling multi-family market in Indiana

by Dan Rafter The multi-family market is soaring in Indianapolis. But it’s also strong in Indiana markets such as Anderson, West LaFayette, Muncie, Evansville and Fort Wayne. It’s actually difficult to find a major market in Indiana in which the … Continue reading

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Multi-family investors like what they see in Chicago’s non-core downtown neighborhoods

by Dan Rafter Chicago’s multi-family market has been hot for so long that it’s easy to take for granted just how strong this sector is. But Susan Tjarksen, principal and managing broker for Chicago’s Kiser Institutional Group — better known … Continue reading

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Detroit CRE pros know the truth: Good things are happening in this key Midwest city

by Dan Rafter Detroit is an unusual market today. Andrew Farbman, chief executive officer of Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group, says it’s one of the few markets in the country in which competing developers actually root each other on. The reason … Continue reading

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