Expertise: Urban Real Estate

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

SUBURBAN HOUSING

December 5, 2016

Adam Ducker

Re-Painting the Picket Fence:
A New Definition and Interactive Map of Suburbia

Do you live in a suburb? For many Americans, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes”!

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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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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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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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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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URBAN REAL ESTATE

April 26, 2016

Multifamily Metrics and Market Selection

In markets with high barriers to entry, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, absorption equaled or exceeded supply even in 2009, and these markets all but skipped the early recovery phase...

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

April 12, 2016

Rutabaga, Radicchio, and Rent Growth: Measuring the “Whole Foods Effect” on Market-Rate Apartments

A Whole Foods in a rental building, regardless of submarket, is a significant boon to rental rates, rent growth, and absorption pace...

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HOUSING PREFERENCES

March 25, 2016

Millennial Urban Preferences: Will They Last?

In such a large generation, any change in preferences will have an outsized impact on the country. The Millennials are particularly relevant to residential real estate as they represent the largest source of new demand for rental and for-sale housing moving forward...

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Urban Real Estate

February 11, 2016

Walkable Retail: When Old Becomes New Again – Part 1

You have probably read the following headline thousands of times, perhaps this year alone: All but one of the 25 largest American cities experienced population growth over the last five years, and an outsized share of these new residents are demonstrating a preference for living in highly walkable downtown neighborhoods...

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