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Realty Speak Podcast with Host Bill Weidner and Guest Scott Choppin

Realty Speak Podcast with Host Bill Weidner and Guest Scott Choppin Scott K. Choppin is the founder of Urban Pacific Group of Companies. Scott oversees all operations of the Urban Pacific family of companies including business development, capital acquisition and strategic planning. Prior to that, Scott was director of land acquisition for the multifamily development…

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Friday Economic Update | 8.14.20

Friday Economic Update | 8.14.20 Data Updates: 8/10 – 8/14: Total vehicles sales, nonfarm hires, nonfarm job openings, NFIB small business optimism, weekly unemployment claims, STLFSI, University of Michigan consumer sentiment, retail sales, industrial capacity utilization, and industrial production; 8/3 to 8/7: ISM manufacturing, ISM nonmanufacturing, temporary employment, Credit Managers’ Index, weekly unemployment claims, St.…

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Learning from International Housing Delivery Systems

Learning from International Housing Delivery Systems Although each of the cities profiled in this report has a unique set of policy, regulatory and economic characteristics, there are some common themes across the cities that can point to new and innovative policy and governance models for a more effective housing delivery system in the United States…

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Continued Housing Demand Minimizes Multi-Family Market Downturn

Continued Housing Demand Minimizes Multi-Family Market Downturn “An enormous amount of capital is waiting to enter the California markets, and developers and capital providers alike are more likely to engage in ground-up development that will not come online for a year or more when the expectation is that this pandemic will be in the rear…

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Friday Economic Update | 8.7.20

Friday Economic Update | 8.7.20 Data Updates: 8/3 to 8/7: ISM manufacturing, ISM nonmanufacturing, temporary employment, Credit Managers’ Index, weekly unemployment claims, St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index, and yield curve spread; 7/27 to 7/31: Weekly unemployment claims, STLFSI, and University of Michigan consumer sentiment (month ending); 7/20 to 7/24: Existing home sales, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, weekly unemployment…

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Multifamily Update: Class B Assets Emerging as Early Out-Performer

Multifamily Update: Class B Assets Emerging as Early Out-Performer “In the near term, conventional Class B appears to be the “goldilocks” in this bear market. Class B maintains a relative buffer when weighing a mix of factors: (a) its advantage over Class C’s vulnerable employment base; (b) its advantage in terms of facing limited new…

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Friday Economic Update | 7.31.20

Friday Economic Update | 7.31.20 Data Updates: 7/27 to 7/31: Weekly unemployment claims, STLFSI, and University of Michigan consumer sentiment (month ending); 7/20 to 7/24: Existing home sales, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, weekly unemployment claims, and STLFSI; 7/13 to 7/17: NFIB small business optimism, industrial capacity utilization, industrial production, retail sales, private building permits, and consumer sentiment (July preliminary); 7/6…

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Housing Innovation Alliance | Coffee Talk Recap: Single Family Build to Rent

Housing Innovation Alliance | Coffee Talk Recap: Single Family Build to Rent In this CoffeeTalk, recorded on July 21, 2020, we shared more insights on how to enter this market, different business and financial models to deploy, what build-to-rent means, what the numbers look like, impacts on trade and supplier relationships, and opportunities to deliver…

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Beyond the Health Crisis: Population Mobility Special Report

Beyond the Health Crisis: Population Mobility Special Report “Migration patterns favor non-primary markets. Over the past two decades total net migration was 70 percent higher in secondary and tertiary metros than in gateway cities. Since 2014 that ratio has climbed to over 200 percent. Changing household compositions and quality of life goals are major factors…

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As More Households Rent, the Poorest Face Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges

As More Households Rent, the Poorest Face Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges As More Households Rent, the Poorest Face Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges   Since the 2007–2009 financial crisis, growth in the share of renter households has reversed a decades-long trend toward home-ownership. This change has underscored concerns about the availability, affordability, and condition…

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