MPF Research

Successful real estate investments require having the right product in the right market at the right time. Each week, MPF Research analysts highlight the latest apartment occupancy and rent growth statistics as well as other key performance indicators for rental housing.

Apartment Resident Retention
 

Apartment Resident Retention Rates Remain High

Even with surging levels of new supply and substantial rent growth, apartment renters continue to renew leases at historically high levels nationally. Which metros saw the best and worst retention rates?

Memphis
 

Employment Concentration By Metro: Memphis

The mix of jobs in a metropolitan area has significant impacts on the local apartment market. For this reason, MPF Research has identified five U.S. metros that have outsized exposure to certain industries. The data for these rankings were obtained via the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of April 2015. In this blog series, we’ll […]

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Employment Concentration by Metro: San Francisco

The mix of jobs in a metropolitan area has significant impacts on the local apartment market. For this reason, MPF Research has identified five U.S. metros that have outsized exposure to certain industries. The data for these rankings were obtained via the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of March 2015. In this blog series, we’ll […]

Providence Rhode Island
 

Employment Concentrations by Metro: Providence

The mix of jobs in a metropolitan area has significant impacts on the local apartment market. For this reason, MPF Research has identified five U.S. metros that have outsized exposure to certain industries. The data for these rankings were obtained via the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of March 2015. In this blog series, we’ll […]

Sacramento
 

Employment Concentrations by Metro: Sacramento

The mix of jobs in a metropolitan area has significant impacts on the local apartment market. For this reason, MPF Research has identified five U.S. metros that have outsized exposure to certain industries. The data for these rankings were obtained via the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of March 2015. In this blog series, we’ll […]

Las Vegas Market
 

Employment Concentrations by Metro: Las Vegas

The mix of jobs in a metropolitan area has significant impacts on the local apartment market. For this reason, MPF Research has identified five U.S. metros that have outsized exposure to certain industries. The data for these rankings were obtained via the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of March 2015. In this blog series, we’ll […]

Rent Renewal Leaderboard
 

Examining the Apartment Renewal Rent Growth Leaderboard

The apartment industry traditionally measures rent growth only by sticker prices for new leases. Yet renewals typically comprise half the rent roll, and are equally critical to performance. Which markets achieved the largest rent hikes on renewed leases in June 2015?

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Examining the Nation’s Apartment Rent Growth Leaderboard

Metros in the West region of the country continue to dominate the apartment rent growth leaderboard, including a few new additions that had previously been laggards.

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U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Levels Further Accelerate in Q2

Going into 2015, most prognosticators expected apartment rent growth levels to ease. Halfway into the year, the opposite has occurred. Year-over-year growth in new leases hit a new high for the cycle in Q2 2014, boosted by rapid acceleration in late-recovery markets combined with continued strength elsewhere.

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All Millennials Are Renting, and Other Millennial Myths

MPF Research economist Shane Squires discusses his recent research into the much-discussed, but often-misunderstood Millennial generation.

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