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What the U.S. housing shortage means for commercial investors

Housing shortfall back in the spotlight.

Employment growth, reopening economies, and the revival of population mobility in the first half of 2021 led more people to search for residences after being locked in place during much of last year. This amplified the ongoing housing shortage in the U.S., a storyline that was largely camouflaged by more pertinent narratives that emerged during the pandemic. Despite record levels of both single-family and multifamily development, demand is poised to outpace supply and could further aggravate the shortfall in the coming decade. More than 1 million new households are expected to form in every year through 2031, a pace that builders will struggle to keep up with. The current landscape of historically high material costs and…

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