Chris Hanson Chris Hanson

Population growth has made the sunbelt states among the most popular markets for multifamily investment this year. Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida and Georgia are the states with the strongest population growth, and they have seen strong multifamily investment activity as a result. Investors are targeting value-add deals in these markets.

“There has been a shift in investor sentiment away from colder climates towards the sunbelt and the coasts, leading all of the top 10 cities for population growth to be scattered between Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida and Georgia,” Chris Hanson, founding principal of the Hanson Capital, tells “I think there’s still opportunity in value-add investment where you buy a class-C property in a class-B area and then improve the property to modern interiors and amenities that creates value for the investor. This works with class-B property in class-A areas although generally not as well because it competes with new construction but a variation of this model is something we’ve been doing for 11 years now.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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