Research Center - Matrix

  • Demand Outpaces 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.

    31 July 2017 13:52
  • 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.

    28 July 2017 08:30
  • 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.

    27 July 2017 08:41
  • 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.

    26 July 2017 13:26
  • Dallas: Corporate Juggernaut

    The DFW metro continues to achieve some of the fastest job and household growth rates in the U.S. The area’s economy is among the most diverse in the country and added 145,000 residents in 2016 alone.

    25 July 2017 08:03
  • Strong Development Softens Demand in Portland

    Anchored by a diversifying economy and fueled by an expanding population, the city's multifamily market remains strong despite its recent slowing rent growth.

    24 July 2017 13:14
  • Tech Scene Stays Hot, Rent Growth Cools in San Jose

    Silicon Valley is the nation’s largest tech hub, a top-performing venture capital market and one of the most prominent locations for startups.

    21 July 2017 13:18
  • Solid Fundamentals, Positive Momentum in Atlanta

    The city has become an economic powerhouse in recent years. It is currently one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.

    20 July 2017 08:23
  • St. Louis Gears Up

    Despite a slowly declining population, the city continues to see positive economic trends driven by job gains in education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services.

    07 July 2017 12:35
  • Albuquerque: On the Mend

    The area's multifamily market is held back by a persistent struggle with a sluggish labor market. Despite being the hub of New Mexico’s technology corridor, the metro has experienced only modest population and employment growth throughout the recent economic expansion.

    06 July 2017 13:02
  • Miami’s Healthy Climate

    With substantial job gains and above-average population growth, the city continues to foster positive fundamentals for multifamily. However, rent growth has decelerated to long-term averages, as the overwhelming amount of new supply begins to take its toll.

    05 July 2017 08:06
  • Sacramento Sets the Standard

    Although rents across the country have been decelerating in recent months, the California capital continues to outperform. While no longer in the double digits, its rent growth continues to lead major metros.

    03 July 2017 13:30
  • Tampa Stays Hot

    The metro's market is healthy, displaying solid fundamentals and producing strong growth. Robust investor interest and broad employment gains are driving demand across asset classes, with population growth leading to higher occupancy rates and rents.

    30 June 2017 13:36
  • Detroit: Far From Singing the Blues

    Despite numerous headwinds, the city is gamely bouncing back, thanks to concerted efforts by public and private sources to bring commerce and households back to the area.

    29 June 2017 13:07
  • San Antonio Lures Investors

    The city has a diversified economy and employment is growing in most industries. That has fueled demand for apartments, which is expected to remain high as the metro continues to add jobs and households at a rate above the national average, and as more residents move south to avoid the growing cost of housing in Austin.

    28 June 2017 10:42