CBRE is the leader in multifamily capital markets transactions across the globe, including small- to mid-cap deals. In the first half of 2019*, these deals made up nearly half of the multifamily assets sold and more than 60% of the multifamily assets financed by CBRE Multifamily Capital Markets professionals.

Our diverse platform includes experts who leverage our internal resources to provide seamless performance for private capital investors. CBRE’s multifamily specialists understand our clients’ businesses and drive results. Our unparalleled track record of innovation and creativity powers proven client success.

*Sources: Real Capital Analytics, H1 2019; CBRE Capital Markets.


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The sheer volume of transactions we see affords our professionals incomparable access to data and market intelligence. We integrate leading-edge market research with our proprietary investor databases to inform strategic and tactical decision-making for our clients.
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Small Assets Account for 37% of Multifamily Properties Sold in H1 2019

The percentage of small asset purchases in 2019 is on pace to exceed the 35% annual average since 2010. The expected gain is attributable to several factors, including healthy property market fundamentals, investors’ search for new investment opportunities, new buyers entering the market and attractive financing options.

Tight Vacancy Bodes Well for Small Multifamily Assets

Small multifamily assets—those with 50 units or less—are enjoying favorable market conditions. Recent and historical vacancy figures provide quantitative evidence of their investment potential.

Transaction Trends in Small Multifamily Assets

A high percentage of U.S. multifamily inventory is in small properties, and a significant percentage of multifamily renters live in these properties. Find out why investment in and financing of smaller assets is very active, particularly multifamily.

The Case for Workforce Housing | A Market Perspective

Workforce housing has outperformed the overall multifamily market in recent years with relatively low vacancy rates and above-average rent growth. Does investment in workforce housing still make sense? Explore property market fundamentals of workforce housing, supply and demand trends and which metro markets are outperforming national trends.

Case Studies

CBRE’s Multifamily professionals work together seamlessly by leveraging our unrivaled platform to provide exceptional outcomes for private capital investors. Explore our featured case studies.

Indigo Lofts

Business line integration and seamless execution drives exceptional outcomes for both buyer and seller

Kimberly Apartments

Deep market knowledge and end-to-end execution deliver certainty of performance and drive big returns for both buyer and seller

Simplicity Capital

Successfully securing small multifamily financing for an out-of-state investor

Ballard 57

Successfully educating the market on a new multifamily product type

Common MacArthur

Sourcing financing for a unique co-living property in a high-rent market



CBRE Multifamily combines investment sales, financing and investment banking services providing multifamily clients access to the most experienced and highly specialized professionals in every market throughout the U.S. and the globe.

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

The CBRE Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loans Program (SBL) is a dedicated platform within CBRE Capital Markets that originates, underwrites, closes and services multifamily loans, ranging from $1 - $7.5 million.

Capital Markets

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CBRE provides comprehensive valuation, advisory and consulting services for real estate owners, investors and lenders, combining our specialized expertise and premier technologies to deliver industry-leading valuation reports and analysis.

Capital Markets Associate Program

A training and talent development program that arms professionals with the market knowledge and transaction expertise needed to excel in the small- to mid-market investment sales space.


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