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Is The Yield Curve Foretelling a Downturn?

Is The Yield Curve Foretelling a Downturn? To help investors learn and make powerful interpretations of market drift, and to demonstrate practical way to invest effectively, Urban Pacific is consistently and rigorously researching the market and economic cycle using a unique set of economic cycle analysis tools, and sharing what we find. We think this…

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Why It Matters That Middle Neighborhoods Are Disappearing

Why It Matters That Middle Neighborhoods Are Disappearing Socioeconomically and ethnically diverse, middle neighborhoods have tended through time to serve as home bases to working and middle-class families and represent springboards to upward mobility. Some of today’s middle neighborhoods remain stable; some face gentrification. Yet many more are at risk of imminent, substantial decline. In…

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Innovative’ Housing Concepts Underway By Alamitos Bay Partners

Innovative’ Housing Concepts Underway By Alamitos Bay Partners Three urban town home (UTH) developments are coming to Long Beach with more in the pipeline. Alamitos Bay Partners – a joint development venture between Scott Choppin, founder and chief executive officer of Urban Pacific Multi-Housing LLC, and private investors Neal Thompson and David Sazegar – is…

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Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living

Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living Don’t look now, but today’s “traditional” American household has a decidedly different look. The 1950s Beaver Cleaver family model of a married couple, two kids, and a white picket fence has been eclipsed by varying depictions of Modern Family. And within that mosaic is an arrangement that is quite…

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Urban Pacific Builder, Scott Choppin follows the road to infill.

Urban Pacific Builder, Scott Choppin follows the road to infill. Duncan Osborne distinctly remembers the chats he used to have with Scott Choppin when the future managing partner of Urban Pacific Builders was a student at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Over the summer, Choppin would do maintenance work on Osborne’s properties…

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It Takes 10 Years to Bring Affordable Housing Projects to Life in Southern California

It Takes 10 Years to Bring Affordable Housing Projects to Life in Southern California Developers hurdled many obstacles before they reached the February 2005 opening of the 57-unit Oak Creek Senior Villas on nearly two acres of once-blighted property in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The development team endured approval and construction setbacks and had trouble securing…

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Workforce Housing That Makes Economic Sense

Workforce Housing That Makes Economic Sense Media and industry conversations are ripe with talk about the vast and rising need for middle-income and workforce housing. Our declaration, in opposition to the common narrative of middle-income housing projects, is that it can and does make economic sense to build this type of housing. Housing development markets…

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New workforce housing model generates 25% internal return rate

New workforce housing model generates 25% internal return rate It’s hard to build affordable housing product these days, but according to GlobeSt, one developer found a way to crack the code. Urban Pacific Group has a workforce housing construction model that it claims is able to generate 25% internal rates of return over an 18-month…

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Scott Choppin Named A Top Multi-Family Influencer by GlobeSt.com

Scott Choppin Named A Top Multi-Family Influencer by GlobeSt.com From GlobeSt.com “Multifamily might seem to be an easy asset class in which to make your mark. After all, it is characterized by low vacancy rates, strong and unrelenting demand and, in many markets, a steady but not overly saturated supply. But don’t be deceived, this…

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Podcast: A New Workforce Housing Development Model and Preparing for a Recession with Scott Choppin

Podcast: A New Workforce Housing Development Model and Preparing for a Recession with Scott Choppin Scott Choppin – Interview Whitney Sewell Podcast “We’ve always been encouraged to find the demographic that is seeking to be in [urban] locations. In 2000, when we started the company, it was Gen-Xers who wanted to live in cool downtown…

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