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Multifamily Real Estate: A Roadmap to the Present and Future

Multifamily Real Estate: A Roadmap to the Present and Future

The Current State of the Multifamily Market Challenges and Opportunities Predictions for the Future Q&A Session

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WHY SPONSORS MIGHT NOT INVEST

How much capital should a sponsor invest in a deal? It’s a fair question, and one that investors may ask to gauge how vested the sponsor is in a deal.   Typically, the prevailing thinking is that when sponsors invest their own capital, they have “skin in the game,” and, therefore, are more incentivized to… Continue reading WHY SPONSORS MIGHT NOT INVEST

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REVEALED: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FORCED APPRECIATION AND MARKET APPRECIATION

When making any investment, those investing expect the value of the investment to increase over time. What’s unique about apartment investing (compared to say, single-family rentals or homes) is that investors can deploy strategies to force an increase in property value by increasing Net Operating Income (NOI). This is called “forced appreciation” and is very… Continue reading REVEALED: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FORCED APPRECIATION AND MARKET APPRECIATION

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DO WELL BY DOING GOOD: THE ART OF TRANSFORMING B + C CLASS COMMUNITIES

Why invest in aging workforce housing when common practice today leans towards razing them to make room for Class A developments? Is managing the challenges of these types of properties worth the risk? The truth is, it may not be right for everyone.With the right partner, however, the returns can be unbelievably rewarding.   What’s… Continue reading DO WELL BY DOING GOOD: THE ART OF TRANSFORMING B + C CLASS COMMUNITIES

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WHY IN-HOUSE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IS RIGHT FOR US

Interior of an apartment made of paper. Living room, warm colors, handmade.

Managing large multifamily properties is difficult. An onsite team can make or break a community – and, in our case, an investment.   When Crown Bay first started, our management strategy (and really only option!) tapped a third-party property management company to run day-to-day operations. However, as business grew and experience abound, we learned.  … Continue reading WHY IN-HOUSE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IS RIGHT FOR US

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THE APPEAL OF MULTIFAMILY WORKFORCE HOUSING

Our investment strategy focuses primarily on multifamily workforce housing. What is that, and why is it our strategy?   What? Multifamily workforce housing generally includes Class B and C properties, which are mostly older communities with limited amenities and basic interior finishes. They tend to be located in suburban areas and are often low-rise or garden… Continue reading THE APPEAL OF MULTIFAMILY WORKFORCE HOUSING

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MULTIFAMILY PRODUCT TYPES

When talking about multifamily properties, there’s often a lot of jargon used. As an investor, it will be helpful to understand the general characteristics of the three multifamily product types, the four main investment strategies, and the three classes of multifamily real estate. While none of these definitions is absolute, they should help frame your… Continue reading MULTIFAMILY PRODUCT TYPES

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WHY ADDING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TO YOUR PORTFOLIO IS GOOD (AND MULTIFAMILY IS BETTER)

Why Adding Commercial Real Estate to Your Portfolio is Good (and Multifamily is Better)   “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.”… Continue reading WHY ADDING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TO YOUR PORTFOLIO IS GOOD (AND MULTIFAMILY IS BETTER)

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