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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 07/10/2020


Jul 10, 2020 by Marc Rapport

In Today's News

Loan Defaults, Low Vacancy, Slim Prospects for Hotel Industry

Multiple metrics around hotel industry performance have dramatically tanked, including occupancy rates and loan delinquencies, and it could be a long road to recovery, according to a new report from Trepp.

Why it matters: This report details how it took several years after the last crash for this segment to return to health. That's food for thought for investors considering freshly beaten-down properties, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and company stocks.

A City's Housing Supply Sheds Light on Gentrification

A new Urban Institute study explores in depth the connection between housing prices and supply and gentrification. The tighter the supply, the more the upscaling may occur.

Why it matters: This report tracks the movement of high-income borrowers into low-income neighborhoods in multiple cities. That's a good place to start for considering becoming part of the trend in these spots.

JLL: A Billion More Square Feet of Warehouse Space by 2025

Commercial real estate services specialist JLL (NYSE: JLL) predicts a billion more square feet of warehouse space will be needed nationwide as its own industrial leasing activity tilts more heavily toward e-commerce.

Why it matters: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock may be the obvious choice for e-commerce investing. But what about warehouse-heavy REITs or the properties themselves? There might be even more upside there.

Mortgage Forbearance Rolls Mark Biggest Weekly Decline

Black Knight (NYSE: BKI) said today that U.S. mortgages in forbearance fell by 435,000 last week, the biggest decline since the pandemic sent them soaring.

Why it matters: The data firm says that a significant chunk of the decline is from forbearance agreements that expired on June 30 and were not extended, a hopeful sign for housing market, and thus housing investment, recovery.

Today on Millionacres

What Landlords Need to Know About Challenging Eviction Bans

Millions of tenants live in apartments and houses owned by individuals, not large companies with hundreds of properties. Tenant protections makes it hard for many of these landlords to meet their own obligations.

Why it matters: Eviction moratoriums and closed courts already made things tough for many property managers and tenants alike. As benefits and protections end, as this piece lays out, smaller landlords may need to band together to seek some relief of their own.

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John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Marc Rapport owns shares of Amazon. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Amazon and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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