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Rialto West in New York City

NEW YORK CITY — The New York state legislature has approved a new tax break program as part of the recently passed 2024-2025 budget to address the dearth of housing supply in and around Manhattan. Lawmakers say the program could increase affordable housing development throughout New York City, but some New York City residents are skeptical the program will do much to address the issue. 485-x was introduced as part of the New York state legislature’s budget for fiscal year 2025, which runs from April 1, 2024, to March 31, …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden Administration has planned an announcement to impose a limit on annual rent hikes at properties that have received support from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, according to a senior administration official. The new regulation would cap annual rent increases for these properties at ten percent. The Mortgage Banking Association (MBA) criticized the policy in a prepared statement on March 29.  “Rent control has consistently proven to be a failed policy that discourages new construction, distorts market pricing, and leads to a degradation of …

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Courtney Wilson Multifamily NOI TheGuarantors quote

Multifamily operators face a number of challenging factors in today’s market. The spike in the cost of debt along with higher expenses across the board — from property insurance and taxes to construction and labor — as well as adverse effects left over from eviction moratoriums are eating away at net operating income (NOI) across the country. During the third quarter of 2023, multifamily expenses grew 7.2 percent, more than double the rate of inflation, according to Freddie Mac’s 2024 multifamily forecast. Additionally, rent control efforts in some jurisdictions are …

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CHICAGO — Peak Realty, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in multifamily leasing and investment, has rebranded to Cross Street. The firm expanded to Denver last year with the opening of a second office. According to the company, the name “Cross Street” represents the important connections and intersecting parts of life and business. In five years, the Cross Street team has doubled, with more than 12,000 units leased and over $200 million in closed multifamily sales. Cross Street plans to expand to more markets, particularly urban areas.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has filed a petition to appeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Digital Discrimination Rule. The new rule includes property owners as a “covered entity,” which would hold housing providers liable under the FCC’s enforcement scheme if adequate broadband internet connectivity is not available to its renters. The rule is slated to go into effect on March 22, 2024. NMHC stated in a press release that while it supports the goal of ending digital discrimination, it feels the new rule is overly …

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Carl Whitaker, Market Analyst, RealPage

Developers have responded to Miami’s influx of well-heeled renters with a heavy Class A development pipeline and rents that rival some of the nation’s most expensive places to live. The city is also under the gun to create more housing for its low- and middle-income residents. Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business talked with real estate economist Carl Whitaker of RealPage’s data analytics division about rents, development and the Miami market’s unique ability to retain renters.  MAHB: Could you share with us the most recent data on average effective rents, occupancies, deliveries and …

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Marketplace at Liberty Crossing in Wilmer, Texas

WILMER, TEXAS — Asset Living has been awarded management of Marketplace at Liberty Crossing, a 318-unit affordable housing development in the Dallas suburb of Wilmer. The project is the second phase of the development of the Liberty Crossing Master Planned Community. Marketplace at Liberty Crossing will offer one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. The property will also include ground-floor retail space. A construction timeline and income restrictions for the community were not disclosed.

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Kathleen Milisky, principal, Utility Revenue Services

— By Kathleen Milisky of Utility Revenue Services (URS) — Every developer knows all too well the headaches that can arise from utilities while building or managing a community. Time lost to issues such as power outages, delayed inspections and miscommunication can add unnecessary costs to any project. Smart utilities management is an effective way to stay ahead of problems before they start. Owners have the option of turning responsibility for the utilities over to an expert before they even pull a construction trailer onto the development site. It can …

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District at Washington in Houston

HOUSTON — Asset Living has been awarded management of two properties, HiLine Heights and District at Washington, in Houston. Situated within the city’s The Heights neighborhood, HiLine Heights offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, business center, clubhouse, coffee bar and lounge. According to Apartments.com, HiLine Heights comprises 256 units across four stories. District at Washington offers one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, business center, yoga/spin studio, clubhouse, cybercafe and a dog park. District at Washington is located near Houston’s …

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NEW YORK CITY — The New York City Housing Partnership Development Corp. has elected Ron Moelis as chairman of the board of directors. Moelis is the chairman and co-founder of L+M Development Partners LLC, which is headquartered in Larchmont, New York. He is also a co-founder and vice chairman of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit organization that advances a policy agenda for affordable housing. Moelis also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tenement Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Board of …

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