Robust leasing activity during Q3 2021 yielded strong demand for skilled professionals. In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the multifamily sector comprised nearly 38.0 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, surpassing the five-year average of 35.6 percent. Property management professionals was the most sought after during the quarter.
Maintenance positions saw a decline in demand compared to the same time last year. Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix were the leading markets for highest concentration of apartment job openings. Demand for student housing talent was strongest in Austin; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and Gainesville and Tallahassee, Fla.