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A Look at Self Storage Properties for Sale - Spring 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Self storage properties are in high demand in the United States. As seen in our latest report from Spring 2015, private and corporate investments into self storage properties for sale is ever increasing. In fact, HFF has positioned itself as a leader for self storage transactions. In the last 24 months, HFF has done $593 million in self storage volume. With almost $400 million in sales and $200 million in debt and equity, HFF completed more than 70 transactions totaling more than 35,000 units. Our self storage properties track record expands across the United States, as transactions were closed in 38 states ranging from coast to coast. HFF’s self storage professionals offer comprehensive services, specialized experience, and knowledgeable investment sales and capital markets expertise to storage owners and investors nationwide.  Since 1998, HFF... [Read More]

Los Angeles' Strong 2014 Multi-Housing Market to Continue in 2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Los Angeles multi-housing buildings and apartment market in 2014 had their strongest year since before the Great Recession, according to Axiometrics, with annual effective rent growth surpassing 5 percent for only the second time in the past 14 years. The entire Los Angeles area was strong, with rent growth in the Oxnard-Ventura area up almost 400 basis points to beyond 7 percent and the Inland Empire surpassing 5.5 percent. The rent growth rate also increased in Orange County, but at a more moderate pace. Los Angeles job gain has been fairly healthy since the recovery with the strongest gains in 2010. Employment grew at a 1.9 percent rate in 2014, and is expected to remain above the... [Read More]

Pittsburgh Poised to Have a Strong Multi-Housing Market in 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pittsburgh had a growth in employment 0.7 percent in 2014, up from -0.1 percent in 2013. Employment growth is expected to remain positive in the forecast years remaining around 1 percent, increasing demand for multi-housing buildings in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has transformed into a diversified economy and is more than the city of steel. The information and communications technology sector has grown 26 percent since 2012. The healthcare and life sciences sector employs a total of 141,076 employees, and about 96 percent of these jobs are in healthcare. Axiometrics notes, “Pittsburgh looks poised to become an emerging strong apartment market. With healthcare and tech jobs being added and a limited amount of new supply, new renter households will be formed, and those apartments that do come to... [Read More]

Boston to Experience More Demand for Multi-Housing Buildings in 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Employment growth in Boston’s high-wage tech and health industries is creating demand for multi-housing buildings and apartments. Other sectors, such as business services and education and health services, having passed pre-recession employment levels raised demand for multi-housing buildings in Boston. The added jobs have led to strong absorption, and the vacancy rate has remained around 4 percent. The high-wage jobs have increased demand for Class A product in the urban core. Boston’s apartment market fundamentals finished 2014 better than 2013. Axiometrics noted, “Boston is gaining strength, along with the rest of the Northeast. The new construction is being absorbed, as new rental households are being formed. Continued tech-industry growth will do nothing but help the apartment market. Boston Multi-Housing... [Read More]

HFF Secures $42 Million Financing for a Prime Mixed-Use Property in Manhattan

Thursday, March 05, 2015

HFF recently arranged $42 million in financing for 1035 Third Avenue, a mixed-use retail, office and parking property in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Working on behalf of Acadia Realty Trust, which recently acquired this asset through its fund platform, HFF secured a six-year, floating-rate loan from Helaba Bank. In addition to funding the acquisition, loan proceeds will be used in connection with the repositioning of the property. A prime mixed-use real estate property in Manhattan, the property is located at the corner of East 62nd Street and Third Avenue -- steps away from the F, N, Q, R, 4, 5 and 6 trains The HFF team representing the borrower was led by senior managing director Mike Tepedino and director Jennifer Keller. HFF New York City is consistently recognized as... [Read More]

Chicago's Multi-Housing Market to Continue to Bounce Back in 2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Chicago’s multi-housing buildings and apartment market experienced a bounce-back year in 2014, despite lower-than-expected job growth. As of this publication, annual employment gains reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been close to half the level of 2013, raising demand for multi-housing buildings in Chicago. Axiometrics believes that will change in 2015. “Job growth might have underwhelmed in 2014, but apartments still thrived due to the demand for rental housing,” Axiometrics analysts said. “We believe job growth will bounce back the next two years, and the market will achieve an occupancy rate not seen in more than a decade.” Chicago Multi-Housing Development Chicago delivered 5,000 units in 2014, and an additional 7,000 units are expected to come to market in 2015. Over the next two years, many of the new deliveries ... [Read More]

Demand for Multi-Housing in New Jersey to Increase Along with 2015 Job Market

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Home to a highly skilled labor pool, more than 50 Fortune 500 companies have operations in Newark. During 2014, job growth moderated but it is expected to pick up the pace during 2015 as the metro area is expected to produce 14,300 jobs, or 1.4 percent growth, highlighting demand for multi-housing buildings in New Jersey. This trend is expected to continue through 2016 as the metro area is forecast to produce 17,900 jobs, or 1.8 percent growth. "Other parts of Northern New Jersey are experiencing growth, and Newark won’t be far behind,” according to Axiometrics. "Job growth has been rising in the greater New York area, and the economy is demanding highly skilled workers these days. Look for Newark to make significant strides forward in 2015." ... [Read More]

Dallas Multi-Housing Market to Grow in 2015 Due to Significant Job Growth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) employers added 103,000 jobs in 2014, surpassing the strong 2010-2013 average of 72,000 jobs per year. The 2014 job gain figure was a 3.3 percent increase from the previous year. With Toyota headquarters and the FedEx corporate campus moving to the DFW area, another 106,000 jobs are predicted for 2015. Though new apartment supply back to pre-recession levels, job growth has been strong, and new supply is being absorbed well. According to Axiometrics, "do not think of the DFW apartment market the way you have the in the past. The cutback in supply during, and immediately following, the recession allowed occupancy rates to climb to a level the market has not seen in a very long time. Yes, it is one of the... [Read More]

HFF Closes Transaction of Almost 350,000 Square Feet of Industrial Properties Space in Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

HFF recently closed the $28.859 million sale of a three-building light industrial warehouse portfolio totaling 343,413 square feet near Los Angeles, California. The 100 percent leased portfolio located in the Inland Empire West submarket consists of 10509 Business Drive and 13231 Slover Avenue in Fontana, a city east of Los Angeles, and 12907 Imperial Highway in Santa Fe Springs, a city southeast of Los Angeles. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, KFG Investment Company. Rexford Industrial, LLC purchased the assets. Industrial Properties Details Located half a mile apart, the Fontana properties are near major transportation arteries, including Interstates 10 and 15 and the Pomona Freeway (Highway 60), and are approximately 65 miles from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and five miles from Los Angeles Ontario... [Read More]

Atlanta's Apartment Market to Continue to Grow in 2015

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

After recovering later than most major U.S. metros, Atlanta’s multi-housing buildings and apartment market fundamentals made substantial strides in the past 18 months. Wide-ranging employment has sparked a demand for multi-housing buildings for sale in Atlanta. Though developers are taking advantage of the increased demand, supply is not expected to affect occupancy, which is projected to remain above the long-term average. Half of the market’s new supply is concentrated in the Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown submarkets, but it has not slowed performance. As noted by Axiometrics, “Even though the pace of deliveries ramped up in 2014, those areas experienced some of the best annual rent growth (8 percent) and occupancy rates (95 percent) in the market, displaying the overall imbalance of supply and demand in Atlanta. We expect demand to continue to... [Read More]

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