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Private Equity

November 2, 2020, 8am PST
The state of California is trying to prevent a repeat of one of the most significant consequences of the Great Recession: large Wall Street interests buying for-sale housing in bulk for conversion to apartments.
Next City
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 29, 2020, 5am PDT
Vacancy rates in New York City have climbed to unexpected heights in 2020, and landlords aren't pinning all the blame on a pandemic-induced urban exodus.
The Real Deal
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 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
April 3, 2020, 8am PDT
A $4.8-billion project to run high-speed rail from Southern California to Las Vegas is securing needed funding.
Los Angeles Times
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
August 9, 2019, 11am PDT
The risk of onerous lot rent increases and the fear of eviction are more threatening than ever as private equity enters the manufactured housing market.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Two major grocery store companies announced bankruptcy this week, sparking fears that the "retail apocalypse" has expanded to food retailers.
The Washington Post
November 22, 2017, 5am PST
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
New Republic