Expertise: Urban Real Estate

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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Urban Real Estate

July 16, 2015

Developing a Model for Medical Center Housing with Adam Ducker

In the ever-changing real estate markets, it is imperative to "look around the corner," or to analyze the newest trends in the way people live, work, and play and to ask: what does it mean for people who invest in the built environment?

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Strategic Planning

November 19, 2014

RCLCO Partners with ULI Foundation to Publish New Research on Micro Units

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has just published a new research report entitled The Macro View on Micro Unitswhich explores a renewed trend towards very small rental apartment units...

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Urban Real Estate

May 29, 2014

"Deeper and Deeper and Deeper": Sizing America's Condominium Markets

In this space over the past six months we have discussed how to prepare for the increasing condominium market opportunity and how to manage the cyclicality of this high risk...

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