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The Feverishly Hot Apartment Market with Jay Parsons (RealPage)

Apartment renters are not the only ones fighting hard for their place in the market. Multifamily investors also face fierce competition from other investors in this very competitive space. On the latest New Home Insights podcast, we interviewed Jay Parsons, …

How Berkadia Stacks Up in the BFR World

A Black Friday level of frenzy is currently taking place in the world of BFR financing. Listen in on the third episode of our three-part series on build-for-rent (BFR) where Joel Kirstein, Managing Director at Berkadia, breaks down the capital …

Inspiring a New Way to Rent: Branden Lombardi of BB Living

How many car manufacturers are in there in the world? You probably can’t name them all, but you definitely know names like Lamborghini and Tesla. In the second episode of our three-part series on build-for-rent (BFR), Branden Lombardi, President of …

In It for the Long Run: Mark Wolf on Build-for-Rent Communities

Successful restaurants have great service, the right menu, and a long-term outlook. A good location also doesn’t hurt. Mark Wolf, CEO and founder of AHV Communities, has a similar mindset when executing successful build-for-rent (BFR) communities. BFR communities are purpose-built …

Steve Benson and (Land) Banking on the Future

As the old adage goes, you can’t make more land. For home builders, anything that helps facilitate land deals is huge. That’s where Steve Benson and his team come in—they provide land banking services for builders. Steve is the CEO …

How iBrokers Will Change How We Buy Homes

You would not go to a second website to pay for your Amazon order, so why should you have to deal with multiple groups when purchasing a home? That is what inspired Court Cunningham to start Orchard. Orchard is providing …

Remaining Competitive in an Overly Competitive Market

If there used to be a hot tub full of cash for build-for-rent (BFR) deals, now there is an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Demand for BFR development is at an all-time high. BFR developers can usually outbid their competitors for land. …

Jeff Adler on the Resilience of Real Estate

The last 18 months or so have been the proverbial roller coaster for the real estate industry. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the nation but unlocked tremendous latent demand, changed where and how people lived, and left dramatically rising prices in …

Aligning Incentives for Affordable Housing

There is no arguing homelessness is a widespread issue. It is not limited to just urban markets, nor is it limited to those we see on the streets. Homelessness affects the workforce: our teachers and paramedics, our servers and service …

Putting Aloe on the Burns of a Hot Market

Today’s market trends move as fast as Allyson Felix in the Tokyo Olympics (well, maybe almost as fast). Thankfully, Jody Kahn, our Senior Vice President, surveys local home builders overseeing 15%–20% of national new home sales every month to keep …