BuzzHouse: How COVID-19 is affecting multifamily housing market studies

Baker Tilly’s podcast series specifically for professionals in the multifamily housing industry

David Haviland is a Baker Tilly senior manager, best known for his multitude of experience helping multifamily housing developers identify opportunities through market studies. In this episode, he reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the process of market studies and why virtual site visits may be the wave of the future. Hosts, Don Bernards and Garrick Gibson dig deeper to uncover chatter around rent collections, especially as it relates to secondary outbreaks. David deconstructs the multifamily housing market to share predicted design and amenity changes as renters’ mindsets shift, as well as new and successful marketing strategies that listeners can implement.


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Special guest:

David Haviland, Senior Manager at Baker Tilly

David Haviland has over 19 years of experience conducting real estate market research and providing consulting services to clients. He provides effective and practical solutions for property owners, tenants, mortgage lenders, public officials and others involved in all aspects of the real estate process. His typical clients include developers, in which he helps the development team to identify opportunities. He also serves as a third-party source for market studies needed for future funding applications. In addition, David works with lenders, syndicators and state agencies to help underwrite specific deals as investment.

Meet the hosts:

Donald N. Bernards, Partner at Baker Tilly

Don Bernards, the partner in charge of Baker Tilly’s housing transactions team, has been active in affordable housing since 1999. He is well-versed in tax issues, structuring affordable housing transactions and identifying major risks in a project. He has worked on affordable housing transactions in 26 states.

Garrick Gibson, Partner at Baker Tilly

Garrick Gibson, a partner on Baker Tilly’s housing transaction team, specializes in partnership tax concepts and tax-incentivized real estate for development projects. He uses his 15 years of experience to structure, model and analyze transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganization of real estate, primarily representing developers.

Resource center:

Baker Tilly specialists understand your industry and how an unplanned event such as the COVID-19 outbreak can affect your organization. Visit our real estate coronavirus resources for additional tools and advice.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly specialists can help, contact our team.

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