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  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/1/2015

    Demand for Rental Housing Remains Strong in 2015 Q1

    The fundamentals for the apartment sector continue to display strong performance. Demand for rental housing surged in the first quarter of 2015, with the total number of rental units increasing by 1.9 million units. This is the second consecutive quarter of healthy increases in rental occupancy, according to Census Bureau data beginning in 1965, surpassing a rise in rental occupancy of 1.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 at the onset of the housing crisis.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    5/1/2015

    NAREIT Participates in NAGDCA Event

    NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team participated in the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Association’s (NAGDCA’s) Annual Industry Roundtable held in Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 1.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/30/2015

    NAREIT Investor Outreach Team Held 32 Meetings in April

    In April, NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team held direct meetings with a diverse group of 32 investment organizations controlling more than $8 trillion in assets in the institutional investment market.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/30/2015

    FIRPTA Reform Legislation Introduced in House

    Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) introduced a bill on April 30 in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/29/2015

    NAREIT’s Investor Outreach Team Participates in IMCA Annual Conference

    Members of NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team participated in the Investment Management Consultants Association’s (IMCA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas on April 26 to April 29.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/28/2015

    The Housing Recovery is Back On

    After a spate of soft numbers had hinted the housing market might stall, more recent reports show the recovery is back on. If the renewed upturn shows staying power, there are important implications not only for the housing sector, but also for the broader economy… and for REITs. Sales of existing homes rose 6.1% in March, according to the National Association of Realtors®, to a 5.19 million unit annual rate. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/28/2015

    NAREIT Supports Legislation Providing Relief From FIRPTA

    NAREIT and 17 other organizations are supporting the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015, which is expected to be formally introduced in the House of Representatives on April 30 by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley’s (D-NY).

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