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Seattle's Booming; Rents Flatten; Gas Ban on New Housing Put on Hold
Seattle is #1 in the US for population growth, and tech jobs are growing as well, focusing on A.I. and Blockchain; the state building code council delays new rules banning natural gas for heat in new commercial and residential construction.
Duration: 14:04
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Washington - May 29, 2023
Seattle is #1 in the US for population growth, and tech jobs are growing as well, focusing on A.I. and Blockchain; the state building code council delays new rules banning natural gas for heat in new commercial and residential construction.
Duration: 14:04
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 22, 2023
In this episode: A quick update on the national multifamily market The growing buzz around converting offices to apartments A round-up of the May Oregon ballot measures and their impacts on multifamily investment
Duration: 05:33
Multifamily Trends in Washington and Around the Country
This week: A roundup of recent multifamily transactions in the Puget Sound region Governor Jay Inslee touts 2023 legislative accomplishments on housing The latest national and regional rent growth forecasts for 2023 are released
Duration: 10:58
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 15, 2023
Governor Jay Inslee touts housing bills, $1 billion in housing spending National and regional rent growth forecasts for 2023 A roundup of recent multifamily transactions in the Puget Sound region
Duration: 10:58
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 8, 2023
In this episode, we discuss how Measure 26-238 would introduce a 0.75% capital gains tax in Multnomah County and how it could affect the multifamily industry. HFO’s podcasts are sponsored by J.R. Johnson, specialists in restoration and emergency repair work for multifamily properties, and Gantry Inc, the country’s largest independent mortgage banking firm focused exclusively on commercial real estate.
Duration: 06:53
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 1, 2023
In this episode: A final wrap-up of housing industry legislation of interest to multifamily owners and developers in Washington State A roundup of development and transaction news from around the state A new tenant rights group has formed in Whatcom County, threatening lawsuits and legislative initiatives
Duration: 09:26
Washington State's Final 2023 Housing-Related Legislative Roundup
In this episode, a final roundup of the bills that made the cut this legislative session, along with development news from around the state.
Duration: 09:26
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 24, 2023
The big stories from this past week: Developers Say Building in Portland Has Become Unaffordable Lee Fehrenbacher, HFO Senior Broker: Portland Multifamily Investors Are Voting With Their Money
Duration: 06:44
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 17, 2023
A roundup of final housing bills moving through the state legislature and likely to become law are featured in this special editition of HFO Multifamily Marketwatch for Oregon and SW Washington. For ongoing Washington-specific industry updates, be sure to subscribe to HFO's Washington Multifamily Marketwatch.
Duration: 09:11
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch: Legislative Special
A roundup of final housing bills moving through the state legislature and likely to become law are featured.
Duration: 09:11
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 10, 2023
The big stories from this past week: 1 What House Bill 2001 means for multifamily owners in Oregon 2 Fraudulent accommodation requests for assistance animals is a growing problem 3 State of multifamily in Q1 2023
Duration: 07:10
Multifamily Mid-Session Legislative Update for Washington State
An update on the status of pending legislation of interest to multifamily owners and management companies in Washington State.
Duration: 13:54
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 3, 2023
A special update on the status of pending legislation of interest to multifamily owners and management companies in Washington State.
Duration: 13:54
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 27, 2023
The big stories from this week: Office-to-multifamily conversions Key points from Portland multifamily reporting in Feb 2023 AI effects on the multifamily industry
Duration: 07:23
March 20, 2023: Monday Morning Status of Housing Legislation in Washington State
The latest status of major housing bills in Washington State is recounted.
Duration: 07:06
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 14, 2023
The big stories from this week: Multifamily and Silicon Valley & Signature bank collapses Why you should focus on tenant retention in 2023 Multifamily construction outpaces demand in Portland
Duration: 08:57
Washington Legislative Housing Bills Update
While bills allowing local rent control have died, statewide rent control is alive. Here's the rundown on all the latest housing bills that must pass out of their house of origin by Wednesday, March 8th if they are to survive.
Duration: 10:03
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 5, 2023
This episode offers the very latest on bills at play in the Washington State Legislature. Bills need to be moved out of their house of origin by 5 pm Wednesday, March 8th.
Duration: 10:03
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 27, 2023
The big stories from this past week: Multifamily is evolving in 2023 Portland requires mixed-use use buildings to have EV charging Transforming office to Multifamily
Duration: 07:33
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 19, 2023
Controversial legislation heats up in the Washington State legislature; a roundup of announced multifamily projects; plus the latest on Portland's EV charging mandate.
Duration: 08:32
Will Washington Adopt Rent Control and the Highest Real Estate Tax in America? Plus: Portland Oregon EV Charger Mandate
Controversial legislation heats up in the Washington State legislature; a roundup of announced multifamily projects; plus the latest on Portland's EV charging mandate.
Duration: 08:32
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 13, 2023
This week, HFO Investment Real Estate's research analysts dig into: Investing in multifamily in 2023 Multifamily housing rents flat in January, developers remain optimistic Transforming multifamily properties for an aging population
Duration: 06:17
Bills Pending in the Washington State Legislature with Multifamily Impacts
This week: highlights of bills currently pending in the Washington State Legislature and the impacts on multifamily owners and developers are featured.
Duration: 09:22
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 5, 2023
Highlights of bills currently pending in the Washington State Legislature and their impact on multifamily owners and developers are featured.
Duration: 09:22
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – January 30, 2023
This week, HFO Investment Real Estate's research analysts dig into: Apartment sales volume drops 17% in 2022 Will multifamily have a soft landing in 2023? Multifamily starts up in 2022 to highest levels the since '80s Labor, material, and land prices may ease in 2023
Duration: 06:09
Bills for Rent Control in Washington State-Public Hearing Tuesday Jan. 24th
This week: Washington's legislators have wasted no time introducing dozens of housing-related bills. HB 1388 and HB 1389 have a committee hearing on Tuesday, January 24th, and Washington owners are being asked to attend.
Duration: 07:11
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – January 16, 2023
This week: MBA Projects Drop in Multifamily Mortgage Financing in 2023, Strong Rebound in 2024 Fourth-Quarter Property Sales Post Worst Slowdown Since the Great Recession Despite Interest Rates, Multifamily Lending Continued to Grow in 2022
Duration: 06:59
Roundup: Washington State Multifamily News
This week: Spokane to hold a public hearing on adoption of its proposed tenant protection ordinance on January 23; Redmond development appears imperiled by an aggressive code update doubling IZ requirements; a Spanish billionaire plunks down some change for a 40-floor tower in downtown Seattle; and the City of Seattle is sued by a Central District woman claiming the city's mandatory housing program is unconstitutional.
Duration: 07:39
The Interview: Washington State Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck on the State's Housing Crisis
In this exclusive interview, HFO's Aaron Kirk Douglas talks with Washington State Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck about the State's Housing Emergency and what housing legislation might lie ahead when the legislature returns to session in January, 2023.
Duration: 21:37
HFO Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Interview: Washington State's Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck on Washington's Housing Crisis and the 2023 Legislative Session
Duration: 21:37
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – December 12, 2022
This week: Leasing remains soft, as rents continue to fall, small signs point to increasing delinquency rates, and apartment transactions are falling.
Duration: 05:41
Tacoma Public Utilities – Q & A on Available Multifamily Water & Power Incentives for Existing Properties and New Developments
With energy rates on the rise, here's the latest from Tacoma Public Utilities on their available water and electric incentives. Many utilities in the Pacific Northwest offer similar incentives. Be sure to check with your provider if you think one of these programs can save you or your tenants some money on utility bills. Thanks to Rochelle Gandour-Rood, water program specialist for Tacoma Water, and to Sarah Bowles, conservation program manager for Tacoma Power for the information!
Duration: 20:19
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Interview: Executive Director Andrea Bell on Oregon Housing & Community Services'​ "Audacious and Appropriate"​ Proposed Budget
HFO founding partner and broker Greg Frick talks to Andrea Bell, executive director of Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS), about the agency's 2023 legislative agenda and the "audacious and appropriate" proposed budget that is the largest request in OHCS history.
Duration: 30:34
Carl Whitaker of Real Page Analytics and Blake Hering of Gantry Inc with updates on Data and Debt
Carl Whitaker, Director of Research and Analysis for RealPage Analytics offers an update for the Pacific Northwest multifamily market, and Blake Hering of Gantry, Inc. provides a lending market update.
Duration: 12:47
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – November 14, 2022
This week: The multifamily construction boom is fading, Fannie and Freddie buy fewer multifamily loans as property sales fall, Voters say YES to affordable housing, and apartment sales in brisk quarter for Portland, Oregon.
Duration: 07:18
Washington State and U.S. Multifamily News Headlines
The latest headlines from multifamily news in Washington State and the U.S.
Duration: 06:52
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – October 31st, 2022
This week: Rents remain flat in September, will there be a recession Q4 2022?, and U.S. apartment sales outpace last year despite higher interest rates.
Duration: 05:24
The Interview: Alexis Eykel , Landlord Engagement Specialist with the Tacoma Housing Authority
Landlord engagement specialist Alexis Eykel along with program ambassador Mark Melsness of Spinnaker Management discuss the City of Tacoma's support for landlords housing low-income tenants. Tenants have an ongoing case manager and the housing provider receives guaranteed rental income. Tacoma Housing Authority is one of 39 housing authorities in the United States that are part of "moving to work," which provides substantial additional assistance.
Duration: 20:57
Lending Rate Update, Q3 Surprises, Puget Sound Trends
Featured this week: a national market outlook, lender update with Gantry, Inc., and construction and market trends from around the state.
Duration: 12:40
Special Edition: Washington Multifamily Marketwatch
Subscribers to HFO Multifamily Marketwatch can subscribe now to our Washington Multifamily Marketwatch on all podcast markets.
Duration: 12:40
The Interview: Ryan Macinster, Director of Government Affairs, Washington Multifamily Housing Association
Meet Washington Multifamily Housing Association's new Director of Government Affairs, Ryan Macinster. Ryan is the organization's lead lobbyist in Olympia and various municipalities throughout the state.
Duration: 14:08
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Interview: Catie Gould, Climate & Transportation Researcher, Discusses the History & Future of Parking Mandates
Duration: 16:25
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Interview: Author Nolan Gray Explains Zoning's History as a Barrier to Affordable Housing
This month on HFO-TV, we spoke to Nolan Gray, research director for California YIMBY and author of Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It. Nolan joins HFO Broker Aaron Kirk Douglas to discuss his new book and the history and role of zoning in where we live and work. Find Arbitrary Lines on Amazon or the publisher's website,
Duration: 12:16
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch
This week our update includes the latest forecast on interest rates, unemployment, and the likelihood of a recession.
Duration: 08:11
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Interview: Oriana Magnera on Heat Response Programs & Cooling Devices in Oregon Apartments
This week on HFO-TV, we spoke to Oriana Magnera, nonprofit Verde’s Energy, Climate, Transportation Program Manager, about the resources available to landlords through Oregon's new heat-response programs. These programs are the result of legislation that went into effect following the heatwave that occurred in the Pacific Northwest in 2021, when extreme temperatures caused the deaths of more than 100 people in June and July. Listen to the interview here and learn more about Verde's resources for landlords and residents at Verde ( And check out our blog post on the impacts of bipartisan Emergency Heat Relief bill SB 1536, which became effective on March 24, 2022.
Duration: 21:23
Special Interview: Attorney Quinn Posner, Northwest Landlord Solutions
This special interview features attorney Quinn Posner of Northwest Landlord Solutions. Quinn is an attorney licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon. In this interview specifically relevant to multifamily owners in Washington, Posner states: He is currently spending most of his time on a backlog of unlawful detainers. Seattle City Council’s codifying of measures more extremely in favor of tenants The likely push for statewide pre-emption of jurisdictional tenant protections Tenant protections often result in higher rents across the board for everyone
Duration: 27:34
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – September 19th, 2022
This week: How the Inflation Reduction Act will affect the multifamily sector, Oregon max rent increase for 2023 explained, Multifamily rent growth stalls in August 2022.
Duration: 06:43
Elliott Barnett, Senior Planner, City of Tacoma on the Home in Tacoma Plan
Broker Aaron Kirk Douglas discusses the Home in Tacoma housing plan with City of Tacoma senior planner Elliott Barnett.
Duration: 26:22
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - News & Trends Update
Governor Inslee announced the end of all COVID emergency orders effective October 31, Seattle multifamily housing construction reaches new highs, and a Seattle citizens group has landed an initiative on the ballot to create a low-income housing development agency owned and operated by the city.
Duration: 12:14
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – September 6th, 2022
This week: We explore why single-family built-for-rent construction is surging, and consider what the rest of the year holds for multifamily on a national level, and why the Portland multifamily market is well-positioned for the rest of 2022.
Duration: 08:15
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Mark Melsness Interview
In this special edition, Mark Melsness of Spinnaker Property Management discusses the pitfalls of managing multifamily housing today in Washington State, specifically in the South Sound region.
Duration: 18:46
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – August 22, 2022
This week: Rising Interest rates are putting apartment refinancing at risk. How is Portland Downtown's recovery going vs. other cities? Highlights from a new Freddie Mac Multifamily Report.
Duration: 06:26
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Tacoma sale sets record price
This week: rent gains slow across the state; a host of ambitious developments are underway; Tacoma per unit sale pricing sets an area record, and Blake Hering of Gantry, Inc. shares a multifamily lending update.
Duration: 11:07
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch: 1031 Exchange Special
Toija Beutler, manager of Beutler Exchange Group, provides the latest on 1031 exchanges, along with information on reverse and improvement exchanges.
Duration: 15:47
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - August 8, 2022
This week: How will Multifamily fare in a recession? How much does it cost to replace resident? As the loss of affordable housing grows, how will the U.S. get 4.3 million apartments by 2035?
Duration: 07:06
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Landlords Sue State of Washington
This week: Washington landlords file suit against the state over its eviction process; the state court of appeals invalidates Seattle's ban on accrual of interest for unpaid rent during the pandemic; year-over-year rent increases for major cities plus a roundup of major national industry news.
Duration: 11:36
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 25, 2022
This week: Multifamily housing construction looking strong for Q322, Portland-area investment is up, along with multifamily sales, and why multifamily is your best bet to sustain during economic turbulence.
Duration: 04:32
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Seattle Law May be on Shaky Ground
This week: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of a Seattle law preventing landlords from asking about a tenant's criminal history; A California Appeals Court upholds a California law requiring payment of one month's rent to legally evicted tenants.
Duration: 11:54
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 11, 2022
This week: Portland building permit reviews even slower, but progress has been made. Property sales and price gains slow as investors look again at urban markets, and what does it mean for multifamily when rent growth and property values outpace inflation?
Duration: 05:15
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Selloff of Single Family Rentals in Seattle
This week: Seattle's increasing regulations appear to be causing a steep selloff of single-family rentals. Washington state's population continues to boom as property values soar for 2022, plus updates on the nation's housing shortage and affordable housing initiatives.
Duration: 10:05
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - June 27, 2022
This week: Eight Oregon metros prepare to eliminate minimum parking requirements for homes and businesses in an effort to achieve climate-related goals, what kind of return could you expect if you converted your property to Affordable housing, and the effects of rising interest rates on apartment building owners and renters.
Duration: 07:50
Washington Multifamily Marketwatch - Seattle Mayor's Veto of Council Ordinance
Seattle Mayor vetoes City Council's attempted overreach into landlord's private business information; Rents are up as the housing market cools a bit, but Washington state remains tops in rankings for best places for millennials and pretty much anyone else.
Duration: 10:31
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - June 13, 2022
This week: Portland widens development in single-family zones, the U.S. saw the lowest nationwide quarterly rental vacancy rate since 2000, renters are staying in their apartments longer and paying more, and HFO named a CoStar Power Broker 16th time in its 22-year history.
Duration: 05:11
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 31, 2022
This week: Rising interest rates and purchase prices are reducing return rates for apartment investors, multifamily sentiment faced downward pressure in the first quarter as high construction costs took a toll on developers, and Multnomah County's program incentivizing landlords to rent vacant units to homeless Portlanders has garnered interest from 54 landlords who have offered a total of 374 units.
Duration: 04:49
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 23, 2022
This week: Apartment construction, investment, and leasing across the United States hit record highs in Q1, Gen Z is surpassing millennials as the largest renter cohort dominating the multifamily market, and the Portland metro lost a total of 6,417 single-family home rentals between 2015-2020.
Duration: 05:38
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 16, 2022
This week: Yardi reports continued strong apartment market performance despite national economic hiccups, Portland rents are up, but not as much as rest of state, and Washington is the first state to require all electric heating in new buildings
Duration: 05:51
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 9, 2022
Duration: 06:45
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 2, 2022
Duration: 04:29
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 25, 2022
This week: No matter who you ask, rents in Portland are up, developers are considering converting retail centers to multifamily, and an update on the Portland and Seattle development pipeline.
Duration: 06:10
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 11, 2022
This week: Portland lost nearly 4,000 single-family rental homes from 2015-to 2020; multifamily draws global capital, and Seattle is among the top markets for commercial real estate investment.
Duration: 05:40
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 4, 2022
This week: what rising interest rates mean for apartment cap rates, and LEED Multifamily properties are earning higher rents.
Duration: 06:01
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 28, 2022
Duration: 08:02
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – March 21, 2022
This week: US builders and effect of Ukraine War; Portland Multifamily Report; National Trends in Multifamily
Duration: 05:50
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 14, 2022
This week: Portland’s apartment pipeline plunges, and a look at whether cities are still the hot spot for rent growth.
Duration: 08:18
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 7, 2022
This week: Moratoriums are over, Oregon renters now face eviction, and Portland’s rents increased among the fastest in the U.S.
Duration: 05:49
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 28, 2022
Oregon and Seattle Washington eviction moratoriums come to an end, and Multifamily builder confidence finishes out 2021 on a high note.
Duration: 05:04
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 21, 2022
This week: Public pension funds allocated to real estate reach a new high, and a new poll shows large multifamily investors are reluctant to build housing in states or markets with rent control.
Duration: 06:38
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 14, 2022
This week: U.S. Housing costs surge with no end in sight, the Oregon Secretary of State's audit division plans to review how the state has handled rental assistance funds, and the Washington State legislature is considering requiring landlords to provide six months' notice of any rent increases above 7.5%.
Duration: 07:09
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 7, 2022
We have year-over-year rent growth updates that reflect an easing off in the current surge in rents, and we take a look at what will drive multifamily construction this year.
Duration: 07:25
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - 01-31-2022
This week: Portland metro's 2021 Multifamily sales reach an all-time record; highlights of the latest Harvard University Rental Housing Report, and a look at what’s ahead for multifamily lending.
Duration: 06:13
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - January 24, 2022
This week: Rent prices turn a corner as rent growth slows; what to look for in this year's multifamily market, and a Central Oregon update.
Duration: 07:01
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch January 17, 2022
This week: record low vacancies in the multifamily market expected to continue in 2022; Freddie Mac forecasts continued growth in multifamily, and HFO has joined with 10 other offices to form Global Real Estate Advisors.
Duration: 07:22
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - January 10, 2022
This week: an update on the distribution of rental assistance in Oregon, a multifamily market update for Puget sound, and the 2021 United Van Lines moving survey results.
Duration: 06:47
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – January 5th, 2022
This week we are proud to present John Mitchell talking about the commercial real estate market in 2022 from the HFO 2022 Roundtable.
Duration: 41:59
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - December 20, 2021
This week: The Oregon legislature has approved additional rent assistance funding and extended the eviction moratorium, and the Portland metro area sets a new record for multifamily sales volume.
Duration: 07:12
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – December 13th, 2021
This week we have an update on Oregon Rental Assistance, Market Report for Seattle, and have some highlights from Multi-family NW Rental Survey.
Duration: 06:53
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - December 6, 2021
This week: Oregon’s Governor calls for a special session on evictions; property sellers remain in the best position in the last 15 years, and we’ve got an update on the student housing market.
Duration: 07:46
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 22, 2021
This week: U.S. vacancy rates and rents break records, multifamily housing construction rose in October, and Oregon toys with extending the eviction moratorium once again.
Duration: 05:42
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 15, 2021
This week: Build-to-rent single family homes are picking up steam, and what’s the impact of the infrastructure bill on multifamily?
Duration: 06:44
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 8, 2021
This week: Portland’s real estate reputation trends up, construction spending turns down, and the predicted national rise in evictions has yet to materialize.
Duration: 06:08
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 25, 2021
This week: how people in commercial real estate feel about the future; Oregon finally makes progress in distributing rental assistance, and - is this is a good time to own an apartment building? All that and more in our podcast.
Duration: 08:33
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 18, 2021
This week: apartment rent payments are slowing as the pandemic wears on; the nation’s shortage of housing affecting all price points and rent and vacancy trends for Oregon and SW Washington.
Duration: 06:37
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 11, 2021
This week: supply chain issues causing construction delays, rents across the country spike, and a Portland rental market update.
Duration: 08:11
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 4, 2021
This week, Washington State and Washington County in Oregon extend eviction moratoriums; Seattle home prices show their biggest ever 12-month gains; and why multifamily is still the most favored asset class.
Duration: 07:08
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 27, 2021
This week: Renters call for a special legislative session; the city of Portland sets up a mediation program for landlords and tenants facing eviction; and a look at how luxury apartments impact low-income renters.
Duration: 06:37
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 20, 2021
This week: How landlords are faring during the pandemic, how collection issues affect rent growth, and an update on the distribution of rental assistance in Oregon.
Duration: 07:50
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 13, 2021
This week: rents grow at historical levels, and multi-family investors remain attracted to Portland.
Duration: 04:47
HFO Multifmaily Marketwatch - August 30, 2021
This week: the U.S. supreme court orders an end to the CDC’s eviction ban and the latest status on the distribution of rental assistance.
Duration: 09:14
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch – August 23, 2021
This week we discuss the Eviction Moratorium from a landlord perspective, OR and WA are in the top 25 markets for rent growth, and 2020 Census data is coming out and shows the effects of lack of housing production in OR and WA.
Duration: 06:53
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - August 16, 2021
This week: investors urged to continue lobbying in support of 1031 exchanges, how multifamily fares despite looming evictions, and a covid update for Oregon and Washington.
Duration: 07:12
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - August 9, 2021
This week: the CDC extends the national eviction moratorium until October 3, lumber prices soar in Washington State, and Oregon finally expands zoning for multifamily housing.
Duration: 07:04
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - August 2, 2021
This week: Single-family homebuilders try out the rental sector; economists forecast improving conditions ahead, and is owning commercial real estate a hedge against inflation?
Duration: 05:34
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 26, 2021
This week: Rent growth returns throughout the country and in the Pacific Northwest
Duration: 05:34
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 19, 2021
This week: apartment financing is expected to increase in the final half of this year; rent prices soar in Oregon and across the country, and the U.S. housing market starts to shift as newly listed homes surpass 2019 levels.
Duration: 06:59
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Monday, July 12, 2021
This week: Apartment developers are eyeing market discounts on closed hotels, and spiking lumber prices affect the ability to construct affordable housing.
Duration: 07:35
Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - July 6, 2021
This week: Investment dollars target the U.S. Apartment Market; homes in Seattle are selling quickly at $100- to $300 thousand over listed rates, and Portland State University researchers estimate Oregon may need to spend billions in the years ahead for the downstream consequences of potential evictions.
Duration: 05:37
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - June 28, 2021
This week: Oregon passes legislation supporting tenant relief and landlord compensation, and eviction moratoriums are extended at the federal level and in Oregon and Washington state.
Duration: 06:53
Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - June 21, 2021
The Seattle City Council takes aim at landlord property rights; the national association of realtors reports the U.S. needs 6.8 million more homes, and jobless claims spike as America’s economic recovery slows.
Duration: 05:22
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Monday - June 14, 2021
This week: the potentially devastating economic impact of eliminating 1031 exchanges; inflation fears pick up, and the Oregon legislature takes steps to expand options for affordable housing.
Duration: 05:22
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - June 7, 2021
This week: Oregon opens its landlord compensation fund for the final round of applications; construction material price increases causing higher costs, and rents are rising across the country as pandemic pricing comes to an end.
Duration: 05:40
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Tuesday, June 1, 2021
This week: The $40 billion in rent relief headed to states; $318 billion of proposed housing and tax credits in President Biden’s infrastructure plan; economists predicting a post-pandemic boom, and soaring lumber costs are slowing construction.
Duration: 04:56
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 24, 2021
This week: Oregon's portal to apply for $204 million in funds for tenants (payable to landlords) for past-due rent is now open; Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs legislation giving tenants until Feb. 2022 to pay past-due rent, and Seattle has permitted tens of thousands of new units.
Duration: 04:17
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 17, 2021
Washington state will now require just cause evictions for month-to-month leases; lawmakers in Oregon approve legislation giving tenants until February 28, 2022, to pay overdue rent accumulated during the pandemic.
Duration: 13:52
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 10, 2021
Landlords and tenants are raising alarms about the fact that Oregon’s landlord and tenant relief fund is not covering back rent owed by tenants who have moved, and the DOJ seeks a stay of a federal judge’s ruling striking down the CDC’s eviction moratorium.
Duration: 14:46
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 4, 2021
This week: An update on current rental housing legislation in Oregon and Washington, survey results from Multifamily NW on Oregon renters falling behind in rents, and a roundup of news related to homelessness.
Duration: 06:42
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - April 26, 2021
This week: Jobless claims down, rental assistance up, Portland launches a pilot program for eviction mediations, and a federal judge in St. Paul, Minnesota slaps an injunction on a city screening and security deposit ordinance there.
Duration: 06:42
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 19, 2021
This week: California creates 6,000 housing units in less than one year, a model that both Oregon and King County, Washington, hope to copy. Oregon and Washington legislatures continue moving forward on several bills of interest to landlords.
Duration: 07:30
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 12, 2021
This week: Two housing bills move forward in Oregon’s legislature; downtown Portland sees increased workday activity; and an update on the Federal infrastructure plan’s $213 billion for new housing initiatives.
Duration: 13:46
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 5, 2021
The Center for Disease Control expands the federal eviction moratorium until June 30th; Tenant advocates in Seattle advocate a campaign to increase renter protections, and Oregon’s smaller towns are bouncing back faster economically than the state’s larger cities.
Duration: 14:20
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 29, 2021
This week: Permits for new multifamily projects in Portland dropped precipitously in 2020; low housing inventory and higher lumber prices drive up new home costs; a bipartisan bill sponsored by US Senator Amy Klobuchar directs $1.5 billion to local governments that commit to increasing housing supply.
Duration: 15:07
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 22, 2021
This week: a Federal Judge rules the CDC lacked authority to enact an eviction ban, opening the door for more legal challenges, and Twentysomethings are flocking to smaller, more affordable cities like Tacoma.
Duration: 13:15
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 15, 2021
This week: The Oregon legislature prioritizes bills intended to address the state’s housing crisis; Economist Joe Cortright cites Inclusionary Zoning as the reason for the sharp decline in new multifamily building applications, and a new stimulus bill expands unemployment benefits but payments to Oregonians may be delayed.
Duration: 15:32
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - March 8, 2021
This week: Oregon's economy forecast to boom; problems plague Oregon Landlord Fund website; and legislatures in Oregon and Washington go wild with housing-related bills.
Duration: 08:44
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 1, 2021
This week: Rental owners jam the State of Oregon Landlord Relief Fund website with hundreds of applications; a study by Redfin finds that increased housing density in Seattle has made it the most economically integrated city in the U.S. in just four years.
Duration: 09:44
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 22, 2021
This week: Oregon’s rental owner reimbursement fund has opened for claims; wealthy neighborhoods continue to attempt to evade higher density through historic designations; a recent research roundup reveals a preponderance of evidence supporting the premise that increased market-rate housing makes all neighborhood rents more affordable.
Duration: 08:34
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 15, 2021
This week: mind-boggling amounts of money needed to offset potential economic damage from unpaid rents and Multifamily NW urges rental providers to contact state legislators to support SB 330, which would provide a tax credit for unpaid rents.
Duration: 07:23
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 8, 2021
This week: Portland’s stunning slowdown in multifamily permit applications; Washington State’s legislature kicking the tires on housing legislation; and renters across the country struggle to hold it together while awaiting help from the federal government.
Duration: 09:25
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - February 1, 2021
The Oregon legislature is in session with competing housing priorities; both Washington State and the City of Seattle consider phasing out gas heating in new buildings. Experts at the Urban Institute claim that even a new round of stimulus checks will not be enough to avert a housing crisis.
Duration: 13:24

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