Press releases & articles - August 2021

Avanath Capital President John R. Williams on ESG and Workforce Housing

To further’s mission of democratizing knowledge about commercial real estate, we started an interview series with all kinds of CREF pros: everyone from multifamily and medical to cannabis and construction. This time we connected with John R. Williams, President and Chief Investment Officer at Avanath Capital, an investment firm that ​​acquires, owns, renovates and operates affordable, workforce, and value-oriented apartment communities across the U.S.

Multifamily Recovers Though the Pandemic Persists
Multi-Housing News

Although the economy is still recovering and the battle against COVID continues, the differences for the multifamily sector in mid-2021 compared to mid-2020 are remarkable. In many markets, key problems—among them, sliding occupancy and pricing, owner concessions and the struggle to get prospects—appear to be largely in the rear-view mirror.

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
PREA Quarterly

Affordable housing has remained relatively strong, stable, and steady throughout the pandemic, which is why Avanath is heavily invested in affordable housing, owning and operating 90 apartment communities in 13 states, comprising more than 11,000 apartment units. More than 85% of its communities are rent-regulated affordable properties—eligible for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, project-based Section 8, and local rent-restricted affordable properties.

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