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Top 10 Most Read Multifamily Blog Posts So Far In 2020

Top 10 Most Read Multifamily Blog Posts So Far In 2020

Kiser Group’s brokers are industry experts known for sharing market knowledge. On Kiser Group’s blog our brokers dive into topics and conversation points they find interesting and worth further discussion. As we reach the half-way point of 2020, here are our most-read...

You’ve Inherited An Apartment Building, Now What?

You’ve Inherited An Apartment Building, Now What?

Inheriting an apartment building is different from a single-family home. Apartment buildings are investment property requiring management and maintenance. We asked Matt Halper and Michael D'Agostino what you should do if you inherit a multifamily asset.   Before...

Industry Experts: Justin Wood & Bill Sardegna, Motus Construction

Industry Experts: Justin Wood & Bill Sardegna, Motus Construction

Justin Wood and Bill Sardegna from Motus Construction, a Pangea Company, recently hosted a presentation for Kiser Group’s Brokers about renovations and value-add construction for Chicago apartments. Justin is a Project Manager with Motus Construction, and has been...

Cap Rates Explained: How Important Are They?

Cap Rates Explained: How Important Are They?

A capitalization rate, more commonly referred to as a cap rate, is a metric commercial real estate  investors use to analyze properties and calculate the rate of return. The cap rate is calculated by dividing the net operating income of the property by the...

A Day In The Life Of A Multifamily Analyst

A Day In The Life Of A Multifamily Analyst

I have been an analyst supporting Kiser Group's Partner Noah Birk and Senior Director Aaron Sklar for eight months. During that time, I’ve learned a lot about multifamily real estate and the south and west sides of Chicago. If you have ever been on the phone with me,...

11 Tips For First Time Apartment Investors From Our Brokers

11 Tips For First Time Apartment Investors From Our Brokers

We asked Jimal Gilbert, Jake Parker, Marco Cesario, Aaron Sklar and Noah Birk to share their best advice for first-time apartment investors. According to our brokers, here’s what you need to consider before making your first multifamily investment:   It is...

Kiser Group’s COVID-19 Mid-Market Survey Results

Kiser Group’s COVID-19 Mid-Market Survey Results

Kiser Group recently surveyed clients to learn more about how mid-market multifamily owners throughout Chicagoland are being impacted by COVID-19. Responses were received from a diverse cross-section of multifamily ownership profiles and a geographic spectrum of the...

Top 10 Most Read Multifamily Blog Posts in Q1 2020

Top 10 Most Read Multifamily Blog Posts in Q1 2020

Kiser Group’s brokers are industry experts known for sharing market knowledge and mentoring new brokers. The Kiser Group blog is another place for our brokers to dive into topics and conversation points they find interesting and worth further discussion. Now that Q1...

Why A Rent Strike Does More Harm Than Good

Why A Rent Strike Does More Harm Than Good

Most renters think their rent payment goes directly into their landlord’s pocket, so a rent strike might seem like a good idea; afterall, why should a landlord make all that money when times get tough? That’s not the way it works, though.  In order to understand...

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