A Quarterly Publication Summarizing Industry News and Real Estate Market Trends. in the NEWS Goldman: The Search for Yield is Just Getting Started A new note from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. underscores the extent to which life has grown vastly more complicated for bond managers, with a staggering 90 percent of actively-managed high-yield debt funds now failing to meet or surpass their benchmarks this year. "As...

The pace of rent growth for U.S. apartments is accelerating despite an uptick in construction of new dwellings, as the economy steadily improves and vacancies remain stubbornly low. Rental rates increased 1% during the third quarter to an average of $1,111 a month nationwide, according to Reis Inc., a real estate research firm that collects data on 79 U.S. metropolitan areas....

A BenefitsPro.com article provided a revealing investment strategy favored by America’s millionaires. In the article, entitled, “Millionaires’ favorite alt investment: real estate,” a survey noted that millionaire U.S. investors’ favorite alternative investment is real estate. And it was by a wide margin. According to the Investor Pulse Poll, conducted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 77 percent of survey respondents said they...

David Cone, the former Yankee and Mets player, recently checked out some full-floor apartments at The Charles, at 1355 First Ave., where sales are handled by Town Residential. Cone — who has five World Series rings and is now a YES Network TV personality — also played for the Boston Red Sox and spent the last of his stellar 17-year Major...

New stats from Olshan Realty confirm market trends: the sheer number and magnitude of 2013's sales have blown 2007's figures out of the water—making this year a record-setter already. The Wall Street Journal cites new, stratospheric-sounding stats. Out of all the real estate deals that have gone into contract this year—and remember, we're only nine months in—$8 billion of them...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. apartment vacancy rate fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, but persistent stagnant income growth for U.S. workers has tempered the ability of landlords to raise rents, according to an industry report released on Wednesday. The national apartment vacancy rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 4.3 percent in the first quarter, the...

The multifamily sector is still hot, and it doesn't seem like that's going to change any time soon. That's the take of Jim McDevitt, president of Berkeley Point, a multifamily capital solutions provider. He recently spoke with GlobeSt.com about different lending trends in the multifamily sector, how the GSEs are doing, the impact of increasing home ownership and other topics....

Most people thought it might never happen, much less happen in five short years. The housing sector is back in the United States. After going through its darkest hour, people are buying houses again and investors are making money from dividends and capital gains. Last month in Dividend Opportunities, I discussed investing in KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) as a solid play...

In spite of a sluggish economy, weak job growth and a slightly improving for-sale home market, the prevailing positive trends that have fueled the multi-housing sector’s impressive growth over the past 18 months will continue well into 2013 and beyond. Read Article[icon icon="arrow-up-right" class="external-link" size="12px" color="#6693bc" style="font-weight: normal; border: 1px solid #6693bc; margin-left: 5px;" /] ...

Three in four U.S. institutional investors (74%) have changed their approach to risk management over the past five years and now consider the use of alternative investments essential to diversify portfolio risk (76%), according to a new study of 151 U.S.-based institutional investors by Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), the 13th largest asset manager in the world. The research was...