Multifamily Lending to Slow Down for the Rest of This Year, July 20, 2022 –Erik ShermanHousing, particularly multifamily, saw big jumps—and cap rate crushing—during the pandemic. Now? The Mortgage Bankers Association says the brakes are about to hit.

In Spite of Worries About Inflation, Retail Leasing Has Been on a Roll

Wealth Management Real Estate, July 20, 2022–Buck WargoData from Coresight Research shows store openings are outpacing store closings so far this year. Retail brokers hope leasing trends will stay strong.

Average Rent in Manhattan Tops $5,000 for First Time

WUTR (Utica, N.Y.), July 18, 2022–Ayana HarryApartment rents in Manhattan have once again reached record levels after rising nearly 30% in the last year, a new report found.

Amazon Hits Pause on Office Construction in Tennessee, Washington State as Workers Go Hybrid

Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2022–Alyssa Lukpat (subscription) is pausing construction on six new office buildings in Nashville, Tenn., and Bellevue, Wash., as it redesigns workspaces for hybrid work.

Why CRE Execs ‘Must Hold One Another Accountable’ For DE&I Initiatives, July 18, 2022–Holly AmayaStephanie Wiggins, Head of Production, Agency Lending at PGIM Real Estate, will moderate Women Of Influence panel on taking charge of DE&I initiatives.

Make Your Voice Heard through MBA Mortgage Action Alliance

The MBA Mortgage Action Alliance is a voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association. MAA is dedicated …

Mapped: Where U.S. Housing is Growing

Acios, July 18, 2022–Erin DavisIn census data out this month, Axios noticed a massive boom in suburban homebuilding, especially in Texas. Why it matters: You can see the rings around …

As Fed Tightens, Economists Worry It Will Go Too Far

Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2022–Gwynn Guilford and Anthony DeBarrosEconomists increasingly expect the Federal Reserve, in its efforts to push down inflation, to raise rates enough to trigger a recession, …