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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 [...]

2910, 2019

How to Appeal to a Rental Niche in the Real Estate Market

Where multifamily rentals are concerned, it’s not all about Millennials and those who comprise Generation Z. Much of it is, to be sure, because of the financial clout of those age groups. There is, however, far more to it than that. There is also the [...]

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

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