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The Future of Housing (is rental)

The Future of Housing (is rental) From Scott Choppin The rental versus ownership dynamic is changing on multiple fronts. Particularly, the major demographic and economic shift to more renters and less owners. This CNBC article highlights the new trend in Build to Rent or BTR marketplace, where major homebuilders and developers are raising significant amounts of new…

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Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next

Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next “When policymakers and pundits talk about the nation’s affordable housing crisis, they usually talk about the forces that deny low-income Americans reliable and accessible housing near better jobs and educational opportunity. And they should; it’s not just a national crisis and widespread policy failure,…

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UTH – A Strategic and Superior Investment Vehicle

UTH – A Strategic and Superior Investment Vehicle “Urban Pacific announces the formalization of its UTH workforce housing business plan, and it’s move to accelerate production volumes and project sizes. Presently, Urban Pacific has captured two institutional grade workforce housing development opportunities, and is in pursuit of multiple additional larger projects. Finally, given the acceleration…

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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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