Ken’s Favorite Resources

A lot of you have asked what resources and market research tools Ken uses in order to stay current, so here they are. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t understand everything you read. Education is a process that rewards persistence.

Ken’s Favorite Resources

Yield Pro

Yield Pro is a national magazine with a focus on the multi-unit housing industry. Topics include finance, legislation, economics, profitability, operations, regulations, and technology.

Urban Land Magazine

Urban Land Magazine is published six times per year by the Urban Land Institute. Urban Land’s articles cover a wide range of international topics, while concentrating on the needs of professionals in the real estate development and land use industry.

Globe St.

GlobeSt.com is a leading source of news, analysis and intelligence for the commercial real estate community. Their team of experts provides commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers, and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage and analysis. 


Berkadia is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering numerous services to multifamily and commercial property clients. They sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of their clients’ assets. Their research, resources, and proprietary data is invaluable to real estate investors.

Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap, Inc. provides real estate brokerage, joint venture brokerage, mortgage brokerage, research, and advisory services in the U.S. and Canada in the field of commercial property. It popularized the practice of listing properties exclusively with one brokerage firm.


JLL buys and invests in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. They also share their research with readers in their “trends and insights” section.


CBRE’s 37,000 U.S. professionals in 200 offices provide local market insight, broad services, specialized expertise and premier technology tools and resources. Their research and insights section offers a wealth of information to real estate investors.

The Wall Street Journal                                                           

The Wall Street Journal is the go-to source for all financial news. It is one of the largest newspapers in the United States, with a combined print and digital circulation of about 2.8 million. To date, the Journal has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes.

Price Waterhouse Coopers Emerging Trends in Real Estate Annual Report

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is a trends and forecast publication now in its 41st edition, and is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. The annual report includes proprietary data and insights from more than 1,600 leading real estate industry experts.

The Business Journal

The Business Journal spotlights business trends across the country, but at the top of the page there’s a “select a city” tab that will lead you to local editions for 43 other cities. I’m based in the Phoenix area, so I read that version, but if your local market is one of those cities, it is definitely worth a read.

Trepp Reports                                             

Trepp is cited as the industry’s largest commercially available database of securitized mortgages. Trepp’s institutional-grade analytics platform offers a complete picture with multiple reference points for debt, equity, operating, and market performance analysis.

National Multifamily Housing Community

NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.


Over the past 33 years, CoStar has invested over $2.5B in research and technology, making it an unparalleled source of commercial real estate data and analytics. They offer data on trends and also an impressive database of six million commercial properties.

Moody’s Analytics REIS                                           

Moody’s data and economists are highly regarded, among especially among real estate investors, and are frequently cited in major financial publications.

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