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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

HFO's team of researchers and experts in the apartment market for Oregon and SW Washington review the latest news of interest to area multifamily owners and investors.

Sep 26, 2017

This week: The Tribune turns a spotlight to the City of Portland's dysfunction; hurricane disasters could result in a construction slowdown due to scarcity of workers and increasing materials costs; and six months in -- the inclusionary zoning requirement's impact on apartment construction applications in the City of...


Sep 25, 2017

In an interview with HFO partner Greg Frick, Multifamily NW spokesman John McIsaac relates the bureaucratic difficulties facing developers in the City of Portland. Estimates are that 50,000 new apartments will be needed by 2030 to accommodate the nearly 100 people moving to the city every day.


Sep 19, 2017

This week: the Metro council considers new taxes to help pay for affordable housing outside the city limits of Portland; The U.S. Census reports Oregon's median household income rose 6.2% in 2016, after decades of trailing the rest of the United States.


Sep 12, 2017

This week: The Portland Unreinforced Masonry Policy Committee holds a final public meeting October 4th and then heads to City Council; Vacancy rates for studios and one-bedroom units are increasing; national economics professors argue that restrictive land use policies are adding drag to the national economy.


Sep 6, 2017

This week: lender to the rescue for Portland's pending seismic upgrade requirement? Cap rates continue to decline despite an increase in interest rates.