TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
THINK REALTY 8 News & Events
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS 44 Who are you? Avoiding a brand identity crisis. by Carol Sours
Updates from around the industry.
10 The Dark Side of Equipment Ownership Do all the math before you take the plunge. by Dustin Thompson, Sunbelt Rentals SPECIAL SECTION: 2019 OUTLOOK 26 Sector Breakdown: Multifamily Real Estate Trends in 2018 and Beyond This year was pleasantly surprising for multifamily investors. by Jeff Adler 28 Expert Commentary: George Ratiu, NAR’s Director of Housing and Commercial Research Consumer optimism and confidence continue to affect housing. by Carole VanSickle Ellis 31 An Overview of the Looming Commercial Real Estate Debate The conversation about commercial investments is changing. by Samuel K. Freshman 34 Two Indicators Investors Should Watch in 2019 2018 offers some clear insight into the coming year. by Greg Rand 36 The Year in Review: Institutional SFR Investing in 2018 Wall Street’s bet on Main Street continues. by Dennis Cisterna III
49 Meet You at the Top
Take your investing high-speed with “communication duct tape.” by Jenna Heneghan
50 Protect Your Investment from these Elements this Winter Part 2 of the “Winter Defense” series. by BreAnn Stephenson
STRATEGY 52 The Best and Worst of Metro Boston Real Estate 2018 has been incredible, but changes are coming. by Kristin Weekley 56 3 Elements in Design that Withstand the Test of Time Special touches that remain attractive and classic. by Anita Corsini
HOUSING NEWS REPORT 60 Blurred State Lines Benefit SFR Investors
Fannie Mae's DOUG DUNCAN puts housing under the microscope.
POWERFULDATA PRODUCES GOODBUSINESS
"My Take" article from ATTOM Data Solutions. by Kevin Ortner
by Carole VanSickle Ellis :: photos by Beth Caldwell
63 10 Best Days to Buy a Home [ Infographic ] Day after Christmas is the best day to close on a home purchase. by ATTOM Data Solutions
38 Construction Costs are Deciding Our Strategies The cost of labor and materials will continue to dominate housing trends. by Bruce McNeilage
64 Where to Buy Homes with Least Natural Hazard Risk "Data in Action" article by ATTOM Data Solutions.
RACINGTOWARDA STRONGFINISH IN2018
3 LESSONS FROMHELPING A SMALL BUSINESS INVEST Investing in a “forever home” was the right move for this business.
RENOVATION ROCKSTAR: SMALL HOUSE, BIGMAKEOVER 850 square feet never looked so spacious and modern.
41 Real Estate Syndications Gain Momentum in 2018 [Case Study] Understanding the process is more important than ever. by Kathy Fettke
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT NETWORK 67 7th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum (West) December 3-5, 2018 | Scottsdale, Arizona
Confidence in your future requires action in your present.
Markets with huge home price increases that still have potential.
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