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Multifamily Marketwatch Special Edition

HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

Release Date: 05/28/2018

Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - December 9, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - December 9, 2019

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This week: Portland developers could be required to provide public space with room for tents under new design guidelines; a 13-year-old 100-unit apartment building owned by the City of Portland evacuated 22 tenants fearing potential roof collapse, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper recently visited the Emerald City for a special report on homelessness.

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Portland, Oregon's robust 2019 economy and the forecast for 2020 is discussed in this podcast with local expert Christian Kaylor of the Oregon Employment Department. 

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 25, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 25, 2019

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Portland government pays $350 thousand in attorneys fees to unreinforced masonry owners for their successful legal challenge against the city; a professor argues that residential infill will only succeed if homeowners are good at being landlords and the Seattle Times reports that despite much fanfare in 2017, Seattle's BLOCK project has built only 9 backyard ADUs for homeless residents.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 18, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 18, 2019

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This week: after declining 80% in the recession, homebuilding finally rebounds; the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn try to find ways around a new state law requiring multiple housing units, and the Washington State Supreme Court upholds one of Seattle’s latest housing laws.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 11, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - November 11, 2019

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Developers in Portland may be required to deconstruct homes built before 1940; Senator Ron Wyden introduces legislation that would make changes to opportunity zones; political action spending in Spokane comes under fire.

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This week: the Federal Reserve and interest rates; Oregon and Washington politicians promise to work together on the Interstate Bridge project and a new government report on climate change and real estate.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 28, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 28, 2019

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This week: the City of Portland repeals its placard and tenant notification requirements for unreinforced masonry buildings; real estate and construction professionals in the pacific northwest questioned in a recent survey were concerned over environmental regulation, affordable housing, and rent control. And it turns out that the exodus of residents from California may not be wealthy retirees after all.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 21, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 21, 2019

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A report finds that rents in most Portland area cities are flat or declining while those in the valley and Eugene are increasing; the Portland water bureau is building a corrosion control facility to reduce the possibility of lead in the city's water supply, and a recent study finds that proximity to transit can increase property values.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 14, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 14, 2019

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This week: Under orders from a Federal Judge, the Portland City Council will have a public hearing October 23 on the court's mandated rollback of its ordinance requiring placards on unreinforced masonry buildings; and the Supreme Court is deciding whether to hear a case challenging the legality of inclusionary zoning.

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 7, 2019 show art Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - October 7, 2019

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This week: CoStar reports that multifamily investment has picked up again after a brief slowdown following the implementation of statewide rent control; Sightline Institute researcher Michael Anderson warns that Portland's Better Housing by Design initiative could be held back by parking requirements; and startups are aiming to disrupt security deposits by requiring less money upfront from tenants and providing insurance to landlords.

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In this week's special edition, HFO partner Greg Frick discusses the Portland apartment market with economic and housing analyst Joe Cortright of City Observatory.

Cortright argues that Portland is disincentivizing construction -- exactly the opposite of what is needed to create affordable housing.