Even in deep recessions, Class B apartments are stable assets and generally withstand downward economic pressure. Class C apartments, on the other hand, pose significant risk because of unanticipated costs to repair and maintain these properties plus delinquencies that can exceed 20%. As a result of these Class C operational challenges plus higher interest rates, a lot of C Class operators are having major challenges right now that will end up as major losses for investors and operators. Mark Hamilton, Founder of Hamilton Zanze, one of the nation’s top 50 multifamily operators, has been in the business almost 40 years and has seen many market trends and cycles. Mark remains bullish on multifamily and specializes in B to A- properties in secondary markets.