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 July 3, 2016:

  1. Pension Funds Lower Expectations for CRE (Author – Beth Mattson-Teig, National Real Estate Investor)

Pension funds are not optimistic on the outlook for property value appreciation in 2016. Now, pension funds are focusing on more defensive assets and assets that have a strong income component, like industrial and multifamily. Beth Mattson gives us more details on what experts are predicting for the future of pension funds.

  1. US Office: Demand Keeps Outpacing Supply (Author – Paul Bubny,

In a new report by Marcus & Millichap, the US office sector is in a position of continued growth, due to the increase in number of office-using employment sectors and a slower pace of new deliveries. gives us the details of the dropping vacancies, growing trends, and construction plans.

  1. Affordable Housing Is the Glue That Holds Everything Together (Author – Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez, Affordable Housing Finance)

Former HUD secretaries are calling for greater integration of health care with housing, as they feel it is vital to the rapidly increasing senior population in the US. Studies have shown that there is a tight link between senior health and their housing. Read on to find out more about low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program and how it will benefit America’s seniors.

  1. As Growth in Apartment Rents Slows, U.S. Developers Press Pause (Author – Prashant Gopal, National Real Estate Investor)

Developers are putting their projects on hold as the apartment market is losing steam. Though borrowers have yet to give lenders a reason to worry, federal banking regulators are urging commercial lenders to monitor and manage risk during this time. Prashant Gopal reports more on how the industry is being cautious with new developments.

  1. Multifamily Industry Rises To Challenges With Optimism (Author – Lisa Brown,

At last month’s National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Expo, CEO Doug Culkin gave his opinion on the apartment industry and its future. was able to sit down with Culkin to talk about key challenges, the industry’s response to homelessness and affordable housing, and the effects of technology on the apartment industry.


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