Market Advisory Services

Our Background and Unique PerspectiveWitten Advisors offers an unmatched blend of 30+ years’ experience in apartment cycles and market data and analysis.  Working closely with top industry leaders for decades has given Witten a unique insider’s understanding of the business of apartment owners, developers, equity investors and lenders – involvement from investment committees to site visits to board presentations.

This breadth of experiences has been incorporated into the firm’s forecasting models that drive the fact-based, objective input that clients receive on an ongoing basis.  This input helps to anticipate industry-wide trends that drive company strategy, as well as plan acquisition and development ventures for the right markets optimally timed for market success. Realistic expectations of future market performance drive informed asset management decisions as well.

Local market forecasts are updated every 90 days to reflect the latest realities unique to each metro. This disciplined approach provides consistent analyses across the nation’s major apartment markets and also the opportunity to discuss these dynamics with Witten Advisors experts – not just more data.

Our Clients and Our Services. Witten Advisors serves nationally and regionally active multifamily investors, developers and lenders, both public and private, in an ongoing retainer format. Clients receive a) web-accessed metro and U.S. forecast reports, b) proprietary quarterly conference calls as well as c) ad hoc consultation and research support as requested.

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

  • An optional 8-page addition on each market including five-year forecasts for apartment fundamentals (rather than three years in the standard report format).
  • Investment market trends and metrics such as cap rates (recent and forecast), pricing spreads vis-à-vis Treasuries and unlevered IRRs, investment returns (recent and forecast), transaction volumes, and replacement cost trends (recent and forecast).