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Posted Aug 1, 2023

When regional markets don't match the national narrative

In episode 15 of ​​The Distribution by Juniper Square, Brandon Sedloff sat down with Sean Burton, CEO of Cityview. Founded in 2003, Cityview is a vertically integrated real estate investment management and development firm. Specializing in developing, acquiring, and operating opportunistic and value-add multifamily projects, Cityview creates sustainable housing options for Western markets. As CEO, Sean oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the company.

During their conversation, the two discussed:

  • How developers, elected officials, and local organizations need to come together to build new projects

  • How high demand drives rent growth but can also cause affordability issues

  • Why Cityview is focused on building its “golden pipeline of shovel-ready deals” in supply-constrained markets

It's very difficult to build in those markets. That leads, obviously, to significant rent growth. And it frankly, unfortunately, leads to housing unaffordability. – Sean Burton

You can also listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.