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Caitlin Walter

WASHINGTON, DC–A new index has been developed that calculates the difficulty of building new apartments in 50 metro areas in the US. Called the Barriers to Apartment Construction Index, it takes into account a wide range of factors including local regulations, the amount of land to develop and the prevalence of “Not in My Backyard” activity, or NIMBY-ism.

Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.

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