Ep. 123 Chris Nebenzahl & Doug Ressler: Tracking Investment Market Data Made Easy!

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Tracking Investment Market Data

tracking investment market dataFinding a real estate market that fits your investment goals seems to be getting tougher and tougher. With markets tightening up across the state, investors are starting to feel it. Now, more than ever, investors need to be tracking investment market data – looking for trends and analyzing data to find viable markets.

Investors may be familiar with Yardi for property management services, but did you investment market dataknow they also offer comprehensive market research and data software? This system allows real estate investors to track investment market data on a national level, or zero-in on specific markets and sub-markets.

This episode, we welcome from Yardi Matrix: Senior analyst and editorial contributor, Chris Nebenzahl, and research and data analyst, Doug Ressler. They discuss what investors need to know about tracking investment market data. They also offer up an update on Florida’s commercial and multifamily markets.

Florida Multifamily Overview

  • Rent growth and development strong overall
  • Focus on A + Super A properties
    • Urban living
    • Amenity-rich
    • Attracts millennials
  • Increasing demand for B + C properties, but limited supply
    • B + C properties seeing value-add opportunity
    • Sub-market level

Florida Multifamily Market Highlights

  • Miami and Orlando: 9000 expected multifamily developments for completion, 2017
  • Tampa: 7200 expected multifamily developments for completion, 2017
  • Development expected to crest after 2017
  • Rapid rent growth may pose affordability issues in Miami/SFL

Florida Commercial (Industrial/Self-Storage) Market Overview

  • Strong self-storage appetite
    • New focus on urban core
    • Close proximity to multifamily developments
  • Small cap rate compression
  • Renewed interest in mixed-use developments
  • Hotel occupancy slowing, but Orlando and Miami still strong

Tracking Investment Market Data with Yardi Matrix

Investor Resources and Contact

  • For more information on Yardi Matrix services and subscriptions, visit their website or contact Doug directly by phone at (480) 663-1149 ext. 2419 or email at doug.ressler@yardi.com




Ep. 44 Carl Hudson – Did You Know the Federal Reserve Monitors Florida’s Real Estate Market?

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hudsoncarlpThe Federal Reserve is institution many are aware of. As the central bank of the United States, it serves as the standard for banking as well as regulates and moderates national interest rates. What many don’t know is that the Federal Reserve also has many other responsibilities.

Carl D. Hudson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Real Estate Analytics at the Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta. The Atlanta division of the Fed (1 of 12) oversees much of the Southeast U.S., including Florida. Dr. Hudson is responsible for identifying and analyzing systemic impacts in real estate, economy, financial institutions and consumers. This week he shares his insights on the post-recession rates of Florida’s real estate market and its relation to the rest of the nation.

  • Florida is real estate market economy
  • Immigration major factor in FL real estate market
    • 2000-2007 – >300k/ year in population growth
    • 2008-2009 – <100k/ year
  • Economy is improving slowly
    • FL employment growth rates – 3.4% annually, highest in Southeast U.S.
    • Only .2% growth from pre-recession peak
  • Interest Rates may see increase over time
    • Short-term rate increases likely
    • Indicative of returning economy
    • No dramatic increases
  • Multi-Family markets in FL
    • 40% year-after-year construction growth rates
    • Major Markets: Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando seeing positive trends in construction
  • Miami
    • Largely driven by foreign market
    • July 2012: 4200 units under construction; June 2015 20,000 units under construction
    • Strengthening of U.S. dollar may inhibit foreign investment
  • Yield rates
    • Lower rates than pre-recession, but functioning at rates equivalent to early 2000s
  • Changes to investing
    • Prior to recession – financing investment involved a deposit
    • Post-recession – “pay as you go” financing on the rise
    • Greater commitment to investment, not easy to walk away
  • Growth trends for Florida?
    • Panama Canal reopening could mean major impacts on East Coast port cities
    • In FL – Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale

To find out more from Dr. Hudson’s department, visit The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s website and click the Center for Real Estate Analytics link

Click here to read the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Dennis Lockhart‘s speech on the national economy

Stay informed with Dr. Hudson’s blog, Real Estate Research