Attainable Housing

UIRC Attainable Housing Acquisition & Development Program

While UIRC will pursue Multi-Family opportunistically, our primary multifamily focus is our Attainable Housing Platform that develops multi-family and mixed-used properties in severely supply constrained markets across the United States. Since the financial crisis, the country has seen substantial, if not amazing growth across nearly every facet of the multifamily housing sector. This has been driven by many factors including:

  • Less liquidity and options in the for-sale lending market, as well as the inability of potential buyers to qualify for financing.

  • General shift in the preference to rent housing rather than to own. This is particularly true of people seeking flexibility in their options over the next several years.

  • Migration of the work force to growth markets which are new to them coupled with a lack for-sale housing.

  • Millennials who are taking longer to “settle down” and therefore waiting longer to buy homes.

  • Shift in the attitudes of municipalities toward new rental housing developments.

In most of the major markets such as Seattle, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, both the supply of units and rental rates have grown by leaps and bounds. As such, the market for apartments in these and many other markets may now be much more vulnerable to economic and other forms of shock/disruption.

UIRC’s identified markets are supply constrained, with outsized demand, where job and population growth has outstripped the supply of attainable housing. UIRC’s strategy is to discover broad opportunities in markets that have been overlooked and therefore provide risk mitigation. We look for structural inefficiencies and address them.

UIRC’s study has revealed a subset of multi-family demand that has been largely ignored across a surprisingly large number of markets. Worse for prospective tenants is that in a surprising number of these markets, these conditions have persisted so long that the demand for attainable housing has reached or is approaching crisis levels.

With our plans in developing multi-family housing, UIRC’s mission is to provide affordable homes for those in need, which will simultaneously support the surrounding communities with job opportunities and economic growth. 

UIRC’s First foray in Attainable Housing to provide substantial impact and relief to the Attainable Housing Crisis in the Western Slope of Colorado. In concert with the formation of The Eagle County Land Company, UIRC announces the acquisition of 74 Acre parcel to be developed as their first mixed use/mixed density development to begin to address the Attainable Housing Crisis in the Western Slope of Colorado.