Research Center - Midwest

  • Detroit’s Slow Acceleration

    The metro is on the verge of an economic turnaround, largely due to its broad-based employment growth. This restoration is reflected in the local multifamily market’s improving fundamentals, as well.

    27 October 2017 13:46
  • Broad-Based Employment Fuels Demand in Indianapolis

    Indianapolis is among the nation’s top cities for finding and maintaining a job, as evidenced in a new study compiled by job search website Glassdoor.

    25 October 2017 12:27
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Indianapolis: Full Speed Ahead

    Demand for apartments continues to be strong, thanks to the locale’s relative affordability. The city’s high-quality education system and skilled workforce attract residents and employers, propelling economic growth.

    27 June 2017 09:55
  • Nashville’s Supply Side Shines

    The area's multifamily fundamentals continue to be solid on most levels. With strong demand fueled by robust population gains and consistent job growth, the market remains a hot ticket for investors.

    31 May 2017 12:35
  • Knoxville Gives It the Old College Try

    The metro’s economy has benefited from gains in a number of sectors, pushing investment sales to a new cycle high.

    24 May 2017 13:19
  • Chicago Rents Inch Up; Highest Increase in Douglas Neighborhood

    2016 was a year of moderate rent increases in the city of Chicago. The average price for a rental in Chicago went up 5.9 percent year-over-year, closing the year at $1,738/month.

    22 May 2017 20:05