Powerhouse Information Sources About Institutional Multifamily Assets

Electric wireWhile not everyone has a billion-dollar portfolio (or multi-billion-dollar portfolio)  it is fun and informative to be in the know about those who do. When it comes to powerhouse information sources, who are the big dawgs on campus?  There are a few at the top of the list that provides quality information.

NAREIT.  The National Association of Real  Estate Trust.  NAREIT defines within their reporting segregates multifamily assets by quality type. NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. NAREIT’s members are REITs and other businesses throughout the world that own, operate, and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study, and service those businesses

REIT.com. For industry Data & Performance REIT.com provides investors and real estate professionals with a library of current and historical data, including performance returns for the U.S. and global markets, dividend yields, market capitalization, leverage ratios, and much more.

IREM.  Institute of Real Estate Management.  The property management mega-site offers more than just information on professional designations.  IREM is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Units Magazine.  A publication featuring news and newsmakers in the multifamily housing industry. Features include interviews of members and topical articles about residential property management and ownership.

Multifamily Executive.   Provides apartment executives with apartment and condo industry news, multifamily design ideas, and apartment technology information.

Pension Real Estate Association.   The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) is a non-profit trade association for the global institutional real estate investment industry.  To access current research reports, select the Research and Market Information tab.  Then select Real Estate Research Institute.

For those with access to the following, these companies provide periodic reports to their private clients about institutional real estate assets:   Blackrock; Bessemer Trust; Trust Company of the West; Goldman Sachs.

John Wilhoit is the author of the best selling book on rent roll analysis: How to Read and Rent Roll. See also the companion guide to measuring the quality of rental income: Rent Roll Triangle.  Find JW’s Podcast here.

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