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A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
February 3, 2021, 12pm PST
Business as usual in the real estate industry is failing the economy and the political and social cohesion of the United States, according to a new initiative launched by the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
September 29, 2020, 9am PDT
How to keep affordable apartments and single-family homes out of the hands of institutional investors if the coronavirus pandemic leads to a giant wave of evictions and foreclosures.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Expectations that the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic will create a wave of homeowners leaving the market, whether by choice or necessity, are driving big acquisitions by private equity firms and Wall Street investors.
The Wall Street Journal
August 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
What's good for pension funds and real estate investment trusts is likely bad for renters.
Vancouver Sun
August 11, 2020, 10am PDT
Elizabeth Warren and Carroll Fife warn about the potential for the worst housing market outcomes of the real estate and financial crisis of 2008 to repeat without action from federal and state lawmakers.
The Washington Post
May 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Professionals working in the built and natural environments have been through tough times before. A recent webinar offered a few prominent urban designers a chance to discuss how they coped with the last big economic downturn.
CNU Public Square
April 17, 2020, 7am PDT
The Obama-era American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded clean energy and created jobs during the Great Recession. Will clean energy be considered in a future stimulus bill to mitigate economic strain cased by the coronavirus pandemic?
Los Angeles Times
Feature
April 8, 2020, 9am PDT
One-third of tenants didn't pay rent in April, according to a data released today by the National Multifamily Housing Council.
James Brasuell
March 10, 2020, 5am PDT
Seeing an opportunity for massive profits, private companies have snapped up homes and become corporate landlords in cities across the country.
The New York Times Magazine
February 18, 2020, 8am PST
Some of the opinions of Michael Bloomberg, billionaire candidate for president, haven't aged well since his time as the mayor of New York City.
CityLab
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 2, 2019, 1pm PST
A new report the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service details the ways in which rural America has lagged behind metropolitan areas since the Great Recession.
AgriNews
November 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Brookings
October 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
New research reveals an "unseen force" in the housing crisis: consolidation of home building capital and land ownership.
The Washington Post
October 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Permits for new housing continue to lag despite a long economic boom. For coastal metros, it's a familiar story of job growth outpacing new construction. In some Sun Belt cities, sprawl is the bigger concern.
CityLab
September 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite the environmental effects of exurban sprawl, Northern California's housing shortage is being alleviated on the extreme edges of the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new study examines mortgage lending practices in racially homogenous neighborhoods for clues about how those neighborhoods differ from the aggregate, national market.
Housing Policy Debate
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
Marketwatch