Research Center - Matrix

  • Charlotte Teems With Demand Drivers

    Employment growth made the city an attractive target for new and expanding businesses, while supporting long-term multifamily demand. Following last year’s cycle high in deliveries, some 6,800 units are slated for completion in 2017.

    10 October 2017 05:00
  • Jacksonville Set for Economic Expansion

    Multifamily remains a solid investment in the metro, where both employment and population are growing. In turn, these positive demographic changes are creating strong rental demand.

    09 October 2017 12:39
  • Inland Empire Shows Strength

    Backed by a booming industrial market, the metro added 48,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in July. Apartment deliveries have been slow throughout the cycle, but that is likely to increase as demand continues to push rents higher.

    06 October 2017 13:56
  • Kansas City’s Growth Story

    Appealing workplaces, such as WeWork, are opening in the metro's core submarkets, attracting young professionals to live-work-play environments. Job growth has exceeded the national average and helps maintain a robust demand for apartments.

    05 October 2017 14:18
  • Knoxville: No Longer in Nashville’s Shadow?

    Both investors and developers are actively seeking opportunities in the market, which is expected to add new units at a rate that has not been met since 2011.

    04 October 2017 15:30
  • Population Growth Sustains Demand in Nashville

    The city is slowly diversifying its economy, venturing from reliance on the entertainment industry. In response to the growing demand, developers are ramping up construction, with more than 13,000 units underway as of July.

    03 October 2017 13:46
  • Phoenix: Maintaining Momentum in the Desert

    The metro is outpacing the country in job creation and population growth, drawing multifamily developers and investors looking for opportunities in second-tier markets.

    02 October 2017 13:21
  • Rent Growth

    Rents were up 2.4% nationwide, a 20-basis-point decline from July. Although overall gains have slowed during the summer months, August kept alive a streak during which rents have increased every month this year.

    30 September 2017 13:55
  • Raleigh: Solid Fundamentals Round Triangle’s Edges

    Population gains and steady rent growth are luring multifamily investors and developers to the Research Triangle. Demand is outstripping supply, but with more than 5,000 units scheduled for completion by year-end, that trend is likely to moderate.

    29 September 2017 16:52
  • Strong Demand Augments Twin Cities Occupancy

    The metro’s healthy economic growth, low unemployment rate and strong multifamily fundamentals continue to attract investors and developers to the region.

    28 September 2017 14:59
  • Strong Fundamentals Fuel Heavy Development in DC

    Young professionals, drawn by the metro’s well-paying jobs, are pushing up demand for upscale communities in transit-oriented and live-work-play areas. However, a robust construction pipeline—the third largest in the country—is maintaining a modest rent increase, raising concerns of overbuilding.

    27 September 2017 13:24
  • New Supply Keeps Rent Growth Tepid in Baltimore

    Spearheaded by the revival of its core and by the emergence of the Baltimore-Washington corridor as a strategic location, the metro’s multifamily fundamentals have stabilized.

    13 September 2017 14:09
  • Employment Gains Spur Growth in Philadelphia

    An evolving wage structure, influx of young professionals and boom in hospitality and development are helping the city's multifamily market keep its head above water.

    12 September 2017 14:43
  • All Eyes on Core in Cleveland

    The city's market is growing slowly, particularly in submarkets outside the urban core that still face difficulties stemming from the last downturn.

    08 September 2017 16:28
  • Robust Development, Insatiable Demand in Seattle

    The city has been one of the strongest rental markets during the current cycle. Over the last five years, average rents have risen nearly $500 to $1,770.

    07 September 2017 13:19