Mar 17, 2017
Chris Deuillett and Danny Baker
Chris has been selling older (Class B & C) apartments in the Dallas market for 17 years. Chris comes from a family of real estate professionals; his two brothers and father are in the business. Danny is originally from Wisconsin and has been selling newer (Class A, A-, B+) apartments in the Dallas market for 7 years. CBRE is a Fortune 500 company that represents buyers and sellers of all different asset classes throughout the globe. In 2016, the Dallas CBRE office did over $1.5 billion in multifamily sales. Perspective: Chris is seeing a lot more buyers in the market with less inventory than last year. The biggest challenge today; too many buyers, not enough sellers. DFW market is one of the top markets in the country for rent growth & occupancy on already built apartments. The amount of new construction supply of apartments in Dallas is a concern, but not too big because the new construction does not really compete against older assets with lower rent costs for work force housing. The recent rise in interest rates did have some effect of the reducing the value of assets. Advice: When sellers are listing their properties: have a good story on what the next buyer can do to increase value and also do not change management companies right before you decide to sell. How does CBRE help the seller choose a new buyer? Have your ducks all lined up; financing, equity, initial rehab budget, management company review operations and then actually visit the property. CBRE uses a questionnaire to qualify a potential new buyer and when a potential buyer is identified, they will do an introduction call with the buyer and seller. Doing well on the phone interview with the listing agent and the seller is critical. Why are sellers selling today? Loan is maturing or partnership has completed their original business plan. Building a personal relationship with the listing broker is critical to your success.
Contact: Danny Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Deuillett at Chris.Deuillet@cbre.com
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