The Advisory

Read through our latest findings

In addition to helping clients make the best decisions about real estate investment, repositioning, planning, and development, RCLCO strategists strive to answer their own questions about market trends via ever-evolving, analytically-based research. Below are published issues of The Advisory - always internally crafted, each article is researched and written by a group of RCLCO Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

October 27, 2016

Derek Wyatt

Shining Light on a Shadow Market: Understanding the Single-Family Renter

With the rise of institutional-grade developments targeting this segment in some markets, a better understanding of the demographic characteristics of this market segment can help both investors and developers evaluate opportunities in this asset class.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

October 13, 2016

Derek Wyatt

Is Smaller Getting Bigger? Visualizing Micro Units Across the United States

This week, instead of our regular Advisory format, RCLCO releases our most recent data analysis project--an animated and interactive map showing 21,500 of the nation’s micro units in 148 markets, including a time series going back to the 1920s.

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COMMUNITY AND RESORT

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

September 26, 2016

Gregg Logan

Evaluating the Top 25 Most Active Markets: A Look at Single-Family Housing Momentum

RCLCO identified the 25 most active metros and ranked them relative to each other in terms of their potential for continued for-sale single-family homebuilding. Find out which markets made the top of RCLCO’s Single-Family Housing Momentum Index.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

September 15, 2016

Erin Talkington

Honey I Shrunk the Apartments: Average New Unit Size Declines 7% Since 2009

The average new apartment unit size dropped 7% from 2000-2009 to 2010-2016. Is the change the result of an uptick in the mix of studios and other small unit types, or are the units themselves getting smaller? RCLCO crunched the numbers to find out.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

August 31, 2016

Ben Maslan

Exploring Improved Diversification Strategies to Reduce Portfolio Risk

For several decades, diversification by geographic region has been a critical component of real estate portfolio allocation.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

August 11, 2016

Erin Talkington

The Rise of Co-Living: Moving Beyond the College Dorm

Co-living concepts provide a bedroom in new construction at favorable prices with professional management, while still yielding strong development spreads.

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INSTITUTIONAL

August 4, 2016

Taylor Mammen

RCLCO Quarterly Chartbook: 2nd Quarter, 2016

The latest edition of the RCLCO Chartbook for Q2 2016.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

July 21, 2016

Mark Simpson

Hail the Peerless City: Seattle Leads Top 20 Markets in Mid-Year Snapshot of Class A Apartment Rent Growth

Seattle leads all other metropolitan areas in RCLCO’s mid-year snapshot of the top 20 markets for Class A apartment rent growth.

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REAL ESTATE TRENDS

July 14, 2016

Derek Wyatt

The Coming Retirement Wave: A Changing Economic Context for Baby Boomer Housing

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their retirement decisions promise to dominate the retirement housing landscape.

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COMMUNITY AND RESORT

July 7, 2016

Todd LaRue

2016 MPC Survey – Mid-Year Update

Since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs. We recently surveyed MPCs throughout the country to establish the 20 top-selling communities for the first half of 2016.

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