Residential/Multifamily

Addressing Concerns over Demographic Changes, Restrictive Lending Environment at 2016 Butcher Forum

What millennials will do once they marry and have children, a restrictive lending environment, and flat income growth were among the topics discussed at the third annual Butcher Forum, an invitation-only gathering in April of the top executives who represent the multifamily housing industry in the United States.

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