Despite the chaos and uncertainty of 2020, we have a lot to be grateful for here at The Michael Blank organization. Today, I’m reflecting on our key accomplishments and top lessons learned in the last 12 months and sharing our plans for the next year based on the market outlook for multifamily in 2021!
Our world is in upheaval. Between COVID-19 and the current race riots, nothing feels normal. And this has a lot of real estate investors asking, is now the right time to pursue multifamily? Today, I’m sharing my keynote address from Deal Maker Live 2020 on the current state of apartment building investing!
Smart investors want to understand (and limit) their “worst-case scenario.” How about a 750% explosion in joblessness from a 3.5% unemployment in Feb 2020 up to a new peak unemployment record of 30% (worse than even the 1933 The Great Depression Peak of 24.9%)? That is precisely the rental property “stress-test” many respected economists and even members of the Federal Reserve continue to forecast. Keep reading…
You may have heard the prediction that unemployment in the US could reach 30%, and that does sound scary. But what do those numbers really mean? Today, Damian Bergamaschi joins me to discuss how that worst-case scenario would impact collections and explain why he is bullish on affordable housing as a reliable long-term investment.
There is one common mistake I see investors make when evaluating multifamily opportunities: They pick a deal like they’re picking a stock. Now, it may seem wise to make investment choices based on historic and projected returns. And with the stock market, you can compare returns between stocks to help you make a decision.
I’m not as concerned about the actual HEALTH issues with the coronavirus. As of today, The number of deaths from the virus has reached 3,110 globally, but 56,000 people die of the flue each year. But I’m more concerned about the economic impact and a potential panic it could create in the market.