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  • 2017’s Busiest Rental Markets

    With apartment construction reaching a 20-year peak, most of the largest U.S. cities continue to add significant levels of rental stock. Denver and Nashville are joining the top 10 list in terms of 2017 apartment completions, according to RentCafé.

    19 July 2017 12:40
  • Waiting for Wage Growth

    Employment figures for June show 361,000 more workers were in the labor force than in May. However, consistently mediocre wage growth in the 2- to 3-percent range could impact the multifamily industry if it persists.

    18 July 2017 18:31
  • Steady Growth Cultivates Building Boom in Columbus

    The multifamily market is expanding in the area, which has been an economic standout in Ohio and the Midwest. The metro’s tight labor market is lifting average wages, attracting more residents and bolstering demand for apartments.

    18 July 2017 08:30
  • Growing Inventory Caps Austin Rent Growth

    The city's economy is strong and population is booming, but a heavy new supply of apartments is limiting growth. Rents in the metro were flat year-over-year compared to a 1.5 percent national growth rate as of May.

    17 July 2017 08:50
  • Demand Outpaces Insufficient Supply in Salt Lake City

    Driven by robust population growth and low unemployment, Utah’s largest city is rapidly expanding, generating healthy housing demand. It continues to appeal to major employers such as Amazon, UPS and big-brand companies based along the Wasatch Front.

    14 July 2017 13:52
  • Development Boom Tempers Rent Growth in Chicago

    The city has seen costs moderate, in keeping with the nation as a whole, and features a bifurcation between luxury and working-class units.

    13 July 2017 15:41
  • Eds and Meds Spur Growth in Pittsburgh

    Once a predominantly blue-collar city, the area today relies on a diversified innovation economy and a highly educated workforce.

    12 July 2017 13:26