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2612, 2019

The Uncertain Future of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones, a program introduced in December 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, seemed like a win-win: Investors get a tax break, while giving disadvantaged urban areas a much-needed infusion of capital. The reality, the New York Times has reported, has [...]

1812, 2019

How Short-Term Rentals in Mixed-Use Communities Have Become a Thing

Various trends have coalesced to increase the popularity of short-term rentals in mixed-used communities. First is an uptick in travel, by 1.9 percent in the leisure sector and 1.6 percent in the business sector, in 2018. All told, domestic travelers spent over $1 trillion last [...]

1811, 2019

Real Estate Marketing Ideas, Beyond the Tried and True

The current direction of multifamily marketing was humorously underscored in a webcast by Rich Hughes, head of data science for RealPage, a Texas-based company that specializes in providing software and data analytics solutions to the real estate industry. In the past marketing such properties was [...]

1111, 2019

It’s Time for Multifamily Developers to Rethink Chicago

While it’s true that Chicago doesn’t have an abundance of land for new multifamily property development, its reputation as a difficult place to build may be largely unfounded. In fact, the National Apartment Association (NAA) recently listed it as the ninth-easiest U.S. city in which [...]

Michael Zaransky
Michael Zaransky
Co-CEO at Prime Property Investors, Ltd. Managing Principal at MZ Capital Partners

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