ATLANTA—Kevin Finkel has his finger on thepulse of the multifamily market in the Southeast and beyond—buthe's also watching other sectors. So what does he sees? Multifamilyis still heating up.

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GlobeSt.com asked Finkel, executive vice president ofResource Real Estate, to expound on his views inpart two of this exclusive interview series. You can still readpart one: Four Multifamily Trends Spilling Into 2015.

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GlobeSt.com: What sectors are hottest andwhy?

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Finkel: Multifamily continuesto be compelling as there are several identified long-term driversincreasing the rental population and creating demand for apartmentrenting, which also makes this sector stable for the foreseeablefuture. We believe that the US office market isbeginning to pivot as all creative employers, not just technologycompanies, are beginning to seek different types of office spacesthat will help them attract and retain their talent. We think thatthis pivot could eventually reinvigorate certain parts of theoffice sector.

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GlobeSt.com: What specific cities are seeing the mostinterest and why?

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Finkel: In the Southeast, we continue toexperience healthy rent growth in most markets, with Atlantacontinuing to be the largest and most interesting long-term playfor most investors. Houston remains one of the most compellingcities in the country, as it is leading job growth through itsleadership in the rapidly growing US energy sector and in themedical sector.

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Furthermore, the final expansion of the Panama Canal will createadditional growth in its transportation industry. The other majorcities in Texas continue to demonstrate the ability to produceemployment growth, such as Austin and its creative and techsectors, or Dallas's corporate employment growth.

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