1. Bob Dewitt Discusses COVID-19, Multifamily Housing, and The Economy

    Posted on December 30, 2020

    Bob DeWitt discusses COVID-19, the potential effects on Multifamily Housing, and the economy as a whole. Click here to read the article on Banker and Tradesman’s website.

  2. The Undersupplied U.S. Housing Market: A lack of inventory stifles homebuying and pushes prices higher – positives for the rental market.

    Posted on December 1, 2020

    The Undersupplied U.S. Housing Market: A lack of inventory stifles homebuying and pushes prices higher – positives for the rental market.  Despite the Pandemic, the for-sale housing market has been “hot” with existing home prices in November up 8% from year-ago levels1.  It should be even hotter.  Barbell demographics of retiring baby boomers and a growing pool of 30-somethings should be driving sales of single–family homes at a more robust clip.  Further, mortgage rate drops typically pull demand forward, and […]

  3. Pandemic Outlook: Light Industrial Demonstrates Resilience in the Face of Covid-19 Economic Shock

    Posted on September 12, 2020

    Pandemic Outlook: Light Industrial Demonstrates Resilience in the Face of Covid-19 Economic Shock The impact of the pandemic has been wide-reaching, touching every aspect of our lives. It is affecting where and how we work, with whom we interact, and where we feel comfortable purchasing our necessities of daily life. The fear and uncertainty evoked […]

  4. Bond Yields at Record Low: Relative to BBB Bonds, CRE Looks Historically Cheap

    Posted on July 3, 2020

    Bond Yields at Record Low: Relative to BBB bonds, CRE looks historically cheap The Fed was prepared to move quickly, applying hard lessons learned during the financial crisis 10 years ago to support credit markets during the economic shock of the pandemic.  These efforts complement pre-CoVid trends of structurally low bond yields that reflected relatively […]

  5. Household Incomes Up Despite the Pandemic: Headline Income Numbers Mask Underlying Economic Weakness; High Frequency Data May Be A Head Fake.

    Posted on June 26, 2020

    Household Incomes Up Despite the Pandemic: Headline income numbers mask underlying economic weakness; high frequency data may be a head fake. Swift and unprecedented fiscal stimulus through the CARES act has boosted household incomes and put a floor under consumption…at least in the short term.  The combination of $270 billion in one-time stimulus checks and […]

  6. GID’s Greg Bates Shares Insights on Covid-19’s Impact with MFE

    Posted on June 23, 2020

    June 23, 2020 – (Boston, MA) Greg Bates shares his views on the impact of Covid-19 on the Multifamily real estate market. Click here to read the article on MFE’s website.

  7. Suzanne Mulvee of GID Discusses Results of ULI’s Survey of Real Estate Economists

    Posted on May 21, 2020

    May 21, 2020 – (Boston, MA) GID’s Suzanne Mulvee joined Tim Wang of Clarion, Stuart Hoffman of PNC, and Mark Wilsmann of MetLife to discuss the results of the “ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast”, a semiannual survey of economists and analysts at the nation’s leading real estate organizations. The timing of the release of this […]

  8. Limited Parallels: Unprecedented Economic Disruption, But The Pandemic Has Limited Parallels With The Last Recession…Especially For Commercial Real Estate

    Posted on April 21, 2020

    Limited Parallels: Unprecedented economic disruption, but the pandemic has limited parallels with the last recession…especially for commercial real estate

  9. GID Moves Up on NMHC’s Top 50 List

    Posted on April 16, 2020

    Boston, MA – (April 16, 2020) GID was named 26th by NMHC in their annual “NMHC 50 Largest Apartment Owners” ranking for 2020.  This is an increase from last year, when GID ranked 33rd.  

  10. The Global Pandemic: Unprecedented Economic Disruption Is Met With An Unprecedented Policy Response. CRE Should Hold Up Relatively Well

    Posted on April 14, 2020

    The Global Pandemic: Unprecedented economic disruption is met with an unprecedented policy response. CRE should hold up relatively well Unprecedented Economic Shutdown Current job losses are an intentional transfer of payroll from private to public sector – in the short term, incomes are more important than unemployment Traditional econometric models are less valuable in this […]