Class A & B+ 1)Movement toward renting and away from purchasing a home 2)Availability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financing 3)Lack of financing for other property types (office & retail) 4)Low interest rates 5)Leverage to low cap rates CONCLUSION: Leads to Low Cap Rates and Strong Values History of Why Values Are as They Are Today
Class B- & C 1)Lack of attractive financing -No Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac 2)Asset operations must be stable for agency financing - Local balance sheet lenders offer financing, but very conservatively 3)Tenants are struggling to maintain consistent income thus rental rates are low and delinquencies are high 4)Notable high level of foreclosures has thrown supply and demand out of balance, creating an over-supply CONCLUSION: Leads to Weak, Stale Values History of Why Values Are as They Are Today
Class A & B+ 1)Pension Funds 2)REITS 3)Wall Street 4)Sophisticated Syndicators Who is Investing in Atlanta Class B- & C 1)Some local operators 2)Mostly foreign investors taking advantage of currency exchange rates and Atlanta’s recent depressed state
Atlanta Multifamily market has seen development activity over the past 12 months and is expected to continue through 2013 Strongest activity has been in the in-town markets (Buckhead & Midtown) o Why? 1)Increased Generation “Y” presence in the job market is driving demand for in-town apartments 2)Buckhead is encouraging walkability of its streets with special zoning that lends itself to a friendly pedestrian and retail environment 3)In-town market has strong average rental rates and low vacancy rates compared to suburban markets 4)Availability of debt for in-town markets has accumulated into an impressive pipeline - 5 projects have broken ground and another 15 are up for proposalDevelopment
A rendering of JLB Partners' Village at Buckhead on Pharr Road, the first of a slew of new Buckhead multifamily developments to be delivered starting next year. Image courtesy of JLB Partners.