The economy is getting better. At least that is what “they” are telling us.  Whether I is true or not, the current economic climate has created major opportunities for investments in multi-family commercial properties.  Banks still aren’t lending a lot.  Multi-family properties continue to depreciate in value.  Numerous owners, having previously taken equity out of their multi-family units, find themselves forced to take their property into foreclosure.


Here is the good news for an investor.  At the same time, demand for affordable apartment housing has grown.  Unemployment, reductions in salaries, and uncertainty in the current economy have helped to reduce vacancy rates across the country from 9% in some metropolitan areas to 5.5%-6.1% over the past 18 months.

The key to success in this market is knowing what to buy, where to buy, how much to pay and most importantly how to transform the bricks and mortar into cash and equity.