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NAA Industry Insider: Make Energy-Efficiency Improvements More Cost-Effective


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NAAHQ   //   May 12, 2015
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Energy Efficiency Efforts Rewarded by HUD Loan Program
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved more favorable loan terms for apartment communities seeking to make improvements, such as solar panels and energy-efficient window installations, under the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.
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Rental Hikes
Industry Buzz
Apt Owners Agree to Limit Rent Increases in Calif. City
Richmond, California, has become the most recent city in the San Francisco area to explore limits on rent increases. Several key apartment-community owners and the vice mayor reached a temporary agreement to keep increases to no more than 10 percent while the city council debates the issue.
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Multifamily Real Estate
Deals and Transactions
Joint Venture to Purchase $800 Million in Multifamily-Housing
Real Estate
Three apartment-community owners are looking to expand their holdings in key metropolitan areas, such as Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., by targeting core and core-plus investments.
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Ancillary Services Management
Market Trends Insights
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Make residents feel more at home — and more likely to stay — by using passive retention techniques, such as strategic landscaping and green-space installations to create a stronger sense of community.
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Multifamily Loans
Industry Buzz
$30 Billion Annual Cap on Multifamily-Housing Loans Lifted
Apartment construction received a boost from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which lifted the annual cap on multifamily-housing loans that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae can offer to alleviate availability and costs issues.
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Cortland Partners
Deals and Transactions
New Deal for Cortland Partners
in Atlanta
Real estate lender Greystone helped provide a bridge loan for Cortland Partners, through Freddie Mac, to finance the purchase of Park 83, a 664-unit luxury apartment community north of Atlanta.
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Market Trends Insights
Multifamily-Housing Lending Volume Increases 71 Percent
Multifamily-housing mortgages were on the rise in the first quarter of 2015, driven primarily by government-sponsored enterprises’ loan originations, which increased threefold, year over year.
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Philadelphia Rent Growth
Market Trends Insights
New Metro Divisions Provide Greater Insight Into Philadelphia Rent Growth
Philadelphia has been split into two metro divisions — Philadelphia and Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County — and a closer look at the rent growth for each shows differentiation in submarkets.
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NAA Announcements
Five Ways to Prepare for the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition
The 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is just around the corner. Are you ready? Use our planning tools to help you make the most of the event, and follow along on social media to stay on top of all the goings-on throughout the conference.
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Are You Ready to Take Your Assets to the Max?
Join the National Apartment Association in Amelia Island, Florida, this October for the 2015 Multifamily Asset Management Conference. Attendees will gain insight on revenue-generating strategies, operational best practices and more during the three-day event.
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Have You Taken the 2015 NAA Income & Expenses Survey?
Respondents for the 2015 NAA Income & Expenses Survey in Rental Apartment Communities will not only provide valuable data to inform the overall industry but also gain access to the final results, including financial and benchmarking information, local market analysis and performance indicators. Complete the survey today.
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Best-in-Class Resources Right at Your Fingertips
Save money today by checking out National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Open Door program, a benefit provided for simply being an NAA member. Open Door grants you access to great deals from preferred companies on everyday supplies for your apartment community.
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