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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
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - January 25, 2021
This week: Oregon Housing and Community Services plans to open the first application round for the state's landlord reimbursement fund by the end of January; Oregon's unemployment rates rose for the first time since April; President Biden's stimulus plan includes $350 billion in aid to municipal governments.
Duration: 13:56
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - January 18, 2021
This week: a Federal Judge in Washington State allows a statewide eviction moratorium to stand as a lawsuit against it moves forward; the Oregon legislature seeks ways to help renters and landlords as a potential eviction crisis looms.
Duration: 15:23
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Returns January 18, 2021
Stay tuned as our podcast returns next week.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - December 21, 2020
This week: Oregon’s special legislative session will consider $200 million in relief funds for landlords and tenants; Moody’s Analytics estimates that renters nationwide could owe billions in back rent by next month.
Duration: 14:54
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - December 14, 2020
This week: Oregon’s legislature undecided on a pandemic special session; Washington’s Governor announces COVID-19 restrictions to January 4, and The Atlantic publishes a piece predicting the future for cities in 2021 and beyond.
Duration: 14:40
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - December 7, 2020
An Oregon support fund for landlords could begin accepting applications in January; counties in Washington State are distributing $120 million in federal rent assistance despite fears it will not be enough.
Duration: 14:07
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 23, 2020
Oregon's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.9%, but legislators fear recent lockdowns could spur a new round of layoffs; the state of Oregon will provide free debris cleanup to all homes and businesses, including mobile home parks, in areas impacted by this year's fires; investors nationwide are buying up student housing from struggling universities and converting it into market rate units for young professionals.
Duration: 14:59
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 16, 2020
Oregon Governor Kate Brown issues orders a pause for all Portland metro area counties; Planetizen reports on potential impacts of Biden win; federal unemployment benefits will expire at year end, and it appears unlikely that Congress will take action before then.
Duration: 14:23
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 9, 2020
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler won re-election; Oregon Democrats maintain supermajorities in both legislative chambers; Washington Governor Inslee is re-elected, and CityLab reports the potential impacts of climate change are increasingly important for real estate investors.
Duration: 13:55
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - November 2, 2020
This week: Oregon’s COVID-19 Emergency declaration is extended to January 2nd, 2021, the Portland area’s apartment sales have declined in 2020, but one analyst expects ongoing demand as Seattle-work-from-home employees move to Portland.
Duration: 14:40
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 26, 2020
This week: Portland has seen mixed job news with tech and industrial sectors faring better than other industries; Rose city voters still place homelessness at the top of their list of concerns; experts call for electrifying all new building systems to help combat climate change.
Duration: 16:23
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 19, 2020
This week: Washington’s governor extends the state residential eviction moratorium to the end of 2020; the Urban Land Institute reports that trends for 2021 indicate a strong interest in industrial, single-family, and multifamily housing; CityLab reports the shift out of cities during the pandemic may be only temporary.
Duration: 13:33
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 12, 2020
Rents drop in 41 of the nation’s 100 biggest cities; Portland’s Residential Infill Plan is praised by an affordable housing expert, and the national council of state housing agencies predicts $34 billion will be owed in back rent by January 2021.
Duration: 14:24
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 5, 2020
This week: Oregon’s Governor extends residential eviction moratorium to the end of 2020; The Portland City Council dissolves the unreinforced masonry workgroup; Rent café reports that more old buildings than ever are being turned into apartments.
Duration: 13:15
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Mid-Year Update
In this week's special edition, HFO Partner Greg Frick gives a mid-year update on the multifamily market for the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
Duration: 19:33
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 21, 2020
This week: Portland now requires landlords to pay relocation fees to any tenant receiving a rent increase before next March; across the country, rent collections are falling, and the CDC’s eviction moratorium is being interpreted by judges in different states in completely different ways.
Duration: 21:50
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 14, 2020
This week: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announces plans to extend the city’s eviction moratorium and lower the threshold for mandatory relocation assistance payments. Atlanta and Chicago pause construction activity and the nation’s largest banks worry about outstanding commercial real estate loans.
Duration: 13:43
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - September 8, 2020
This week: The CDC issued a national moratorium on evictions for renters who can prove substantial loss of income due to COVID. Seattle rents decline for the third month in a row, and Portland home values continue to rise despite widespread unemployment.
Duration: 13:30
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Corporate Activity Tax
This week: A special report on the impact of Oregon's new Corporate Activity Tax on owners of multifamily investments in Oregon. Perkins & Co, CPA Trent Baeckl explains new details along with other important accounting news of interest to multifamily owners.
Duration: 22:03

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