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Investors raise concerns about the multifamily sector
Investors - FEBRUARY 23, 2024

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Investors raise concerns about the multifamily sector

by Jennifer Molloy

As home ownership became increasingly expensive on the heels of the pandemic and numerous interest-rate hikes, more and more people have turned to renting. What are institutional investors’ main concerns about the multifamily residential sector globally, and how can they find the best opportunities?

These and other questions on the multifamily sector were addressed in a recent virtual roundtable with institutional investors and investment managers. The in-depth strategy session, hosted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc., was moderated by Reno Sio, managing director, Asia Pacific, at IREI.

Key takeaways:

With respect to the multifamily sector globally, investors are concerned about a number of factors, such as the potential for borrowing costs to create negative carry against in-place cap rates; slowing rent growth because of reduced affordability for tenants; and asset repricing, which seems more pronounced in the United States, with Eur
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