The MRI H!GH 5: Weekly Property Management News

With all the various industry news publications out there, staying in the loop can be a daunting task. That’s why each week in the H!GH 5, we will be selecting the most relevant and important news articles in the property management and real estate industry. Check back every Friday for the latest list of top stories.

Here’s our list of top property management news articles for the week of May 15, 2016:

  1. There Could Be a Bubble in These Real Estate Markets (Author – Reuters, Fortune)

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) wants lenders to tighten up loan terms to property developers and now a guidance has been reissued on how banks should approach CRE lending. Find out why credit risk is growing for the commercial real estate industry and how things may change.

  1. Who Are These Affordable Housing B Piece Buyers Freddie Mac Is Targeting? (Author – Erika Morphy,

Freddie Mac has recently debuted a new credit risk transfer offing that packages affordable housing mortgage loans to sell to private investors. The new offering is similar to the K-Certificate offering in structure but has lower risk. Erika Morphy explains why investors may not transition over to the new offering.

  1. Investors Still Like The Look Of Multifamily (Author – Brian J. Rogal,

Multifamily investment transactions are up in 2016, and investment firm says that this shows great opportunity for both buyers and sellers of value-added properties. Steady wage and job growth occurring in the US is also benefitting the renter-by-need market. Brian Rogal reports on how one firm is leveraging this growth.

  1. Invest in Real Estate Near Biotech Hubs, Prudential’s Hyat Says (Authors – Emma Orr, Katherine Chiglinksy, Doni Bloomfield, National Real Estate Investor)

Prudential executive, Taimur Hyat, says that the biotechnology industry surge is causing a revolutionary change in the type of real estate opportunities out there. He says that these offices can be “very sticky, long term investments. Another popular investment has been senior-housing. Read on to find out the strategy behind these investments.

  1. Exclusive: Multiple CPPI Indexes Show Property Pricing Has Leveled Off (National Real Estate Investor)

It has been confirmed that the commercial real estate industry has reached its ceiling. According to reports, the Commercial Property Price Index is nearly the same as it was at the end of 2015 and prices are moving sideways. National Real Estate Investors gives us the details of the report done by Moody’s and Real Capital Analytics.

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