Weekly News Roundup

Stay up-to-date on the latest news stories and trends that popped up during the past week.
Banks Pick Up Greater Share of Multifamily Lending Business

Bank lenders are making a lot more permanent loans on apartment properties.These banks are lending to owners of stabilized apartment buildings even as they step away from funding new construction projects. New regulations and worries about overbuilding are driving many banks to make smaller construction loans, and to lend on fewer properties.

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Live, work, play — and pay: Downtown D.C. BID eyes levy for condos, apartments

For the first time, condo associations and apartment buildings in downtown D.C. could be asked to join the city's largest business improvement district.

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Real Estate Investing: Why REITs Look Risky

New rules could be driving too much new money into the sector. Without much fanfare, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have become one of the past decade’s fastest-growing investments. These securities let small investors buy shares in some of the world’s biggest property empires—and thanks to recent rule changes, their reach is only going to grow.

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Will The Multifamily Runway Ever End?

Is the multifamily runway endless? It is the big question that experts will be discussing today and tomorrow at the annual RealShare Apartments conference at the Westin Bonaventure in Downtown Los Angeles.

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