Market Advisory Services

Witten Advisors assumes an ongoing role with our clients, helping anticipate broad economic, demographic and investment drivers shaping the apartment industry’s outlook, as well as the future performance of individual metro markets. This foresight assists our clients in making more profitable, market-smart decisions today – whether related to company strategy or to individual acquisitions, dispositions or new development.

This guidance results from applying lessons learned from the latest quarter’s performance and also from cycles over the past 20+ years. With these insights, metro forecasts are updated every 90 days to reflect the realities unique to each metro. This disciplined approach provides consistent analyses across the nation’s major apartment markets and presents objective conclusions for investment strategies as well as opportunities to discuss these dynamics with Witten Advisors experts – not just more data.

Toward that end, our services include web-accessed metro forecast reports that present the supply and demand drivers and outlook in easy-to-understand formats as well as proprietary conference calls each quarter. These levels of service are offered:

  • Market Ratings
    • Four-page Executive Summary forecast report on each market including current opportunity rating for development and for acquisition.
    • Participation in an all-client conference call each quarter presenting the latest market trends and new forecast highlights.
    • The quarterly Witten Advisory which condenses each all-client presentation and commentary into a report format.
  • Market Strategy Advisor
    • Detailed 20-page forecast report on each metro area including development and acquisition opportunity ratings quarterly over the next three years.
    • Participation in an all-client conference call each quarter presenting the latest market trends and new forecast highlights.
    • The quarterly Witten Advisory which condenses each all-client presentation and commentary into a report format.
    • Private in-house conference call each quarter to discuss the particular metro markets and market-related issues of importance at the time.
  • Investment Analyst (can be added to either of the above)
    • A 12-page report on each market including investment return expectations, current and expected cap rates, recent investment sales trends and relative pricing trends.
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