Apartment investments still rule the front page.
by Rich Rosfelder
We’ve all seen the headlines: “Apartments Shine as Beacon of Hope” and “Multifamily Sales Defy the Slump.” National newspapers, industry blogs, and local business publications, among others, have joined in a chorus singing the praises of apartment investment opportunities throughout the country.
“Multifamily investments have received a lot of good press over the past several years, and this has attracted more money — and more investors — into the mix,” says Jeff Siebold, CCIM, MAI, owner of Siebold Group Consulting in Caswell Beach, N.C.
Of course, this trend is the result of more than just the media frenzy. “The key [to multifamily’s success] in today’s market is net income or dividend to investors with upside potential, which is creating solid risk-adjusted returns,” says Kenneth P. Riggs Jr., CCIM, CRE, MAI, CCIM Institute’s chief real estate economist and president of Real Estate Research Corp.
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