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Fannie Mae has priced its first resecuritization of multifamily mortgages on energy-efficient buildings. The $1 billion FNA 2017-M2, which priced Wednesday morning, is Fannie Mae’s second GeMS REMIC of the year. It included two tranches that are backed by 30 loans originated under Fannie Mae’s green program and individually securitized. It’s another sign that the…


Multifamily occupants nowadays are becoming more concerned about cutting down their house energy footprint and save on electricity bills and therefore look for energy-efficient units for rent. In an effort to attract as many prospective tenants as possible, rental property owners hire professional renovation and construction services provider to convert their rental property  into energy-efficient…


Energy-efficient buildings have lower operating costs, but also tend to command higher rents and enjoy higher occupancy and tenant retention levels than traditional buildings. A recent Energy Efficiency Survey, developed by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation, looked at what motivates office building owners to improve…


The key to success for multi family building investors is to adopt a strategy that helps them control operation costs, and take steps that add value to their business. To achieve this objective, many multifamily construction companies opt for green certification program, that helps investors minimize the tax burden and add value to their property….


For real estate investors, developers, architects and consumers, there is an importance and benefit of following certain construction standards that meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s generations of renters. While green multifamily projects are on an upward spiral across the country, renters are still quite reluctant to spend more money on green-certified apartments. A…


Energy efficiency in residential apartments is different than in commercial, industrial or other types of structures or facilities. Differences can include the way in which upgrades and retrofits are done and the financing structures supporting these changes. The motivation of ownership and tenants to implement technology to cut energy may not be as clear cut as…


The energy use in Denver’s commercial and multi-family buildings accounts for more than half of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to do something about that, the city soon could require property owners to publicly report how energy efficient — or not — their buildings are. It’s like Energy Star ratings for appliances…


The U.S. apartment market is hotter, more competitive and more popular than ever. With increasing interest in sustainable living, the newest and trendiest urban apartment buildings are also green. An analysis by U.S. apartment search website RENTCafé shows that there are now 13 times more LEED-certified apartments being built per year than 8 years ago,…


Dallas boasts more apartment rentals approved for “green” living than some of the country’s most environmentally conscious cities, including Denver, Austin and San Francisco, according to a study this month from RENTCafe. The study analyzed over 14 million apartment units located in rental buildings of 50 units or more, in 123 U.S. metros from Yardi…


Being kind to Mother Earth is priceless. But, if you insist, real estate can put a price on it-around $880/month in San Francisco these days. Or so says the apartment site RENTCafe, which conducted a survey of apartments in 123 US cities and found that you’ll pay a premium of 24 percent to rent in…

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