REBusinessOnline: Higher Interest Rates Cause Affordable Housing Values to Return to Old Norms

Rising interest rates dinging commercial real estate and multifamily assets have plunged low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties back into reality, especially those coming to the end of their 15-year compliance periods.

“There were some huge profits made in the affordable housing space over the last two or three years. We sold a lot of properties for $60,000 a unit or even $120,000 a unit, and the debt was $40,000 a unit. But the mania over that type of profitability is over, and values are going back to where they were before.”

Cliff McDaniel, Managing Director and Head of the Affordable Housing Real Estate Investment Sales Team