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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 Market Macroeconomic snapshot

U.S. Macroeconomic Indicator Snapshot for 3Q 2015

Macroeconomic Indicator Snapshot To get a better understanding of the entire apartment sector, it’s crucial to evaluate the macroeconomic environment. Here’s a summary of key statistics and indicators of the apartment market for you to download. Feel free to share it with your industry colleagues: MPF Research specializes in providing market trends and objective insights to […]

Tampa bay apartment market

In Tampa Bay, Two Major Metrics Hit Post-Recession Highs

As the late-cycle recovery continues to play out, Tampa Bay’s apartment market records its highest rent growth and occupancy levels in nearly a decade.

Chicago Apartment Market

Strong Demand Chips Away at Vacancies Across Chicago

Robust apartment demand in 3rd quarter 2015 yields tight occupancy across Chicago’s market segments, even the high-development urban core. But with construction continuing and wage growth stagnating, the market’s rent growth levels aren’t rising to the same degree.

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Nashville Climbs the Rent Growth Charts

With very few vacancies, apartment operators in the Music City metro are pushing rents beyond the already solid pace of late.

Las Vegas

In Vegas, Rents Inch Closer to Pre-Recession Levels

Las Vegas is the only U.S. apartment market where average monthly rents haven’t returned to 2008 levels. But rent growth momentum is building in the Sin City metro as occupancy approaches the essentially full mark. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing: Lowest Income Households Most Exposed in Supply Shortage

Affordable Housing Shortage The number of renter households grows and multifamily construction continues to be robust, but the lack of designated affordable housing remains a pressing issue for the multifamily industry. Strong absorption of market-rate apartments continues to place pressure on households that must rely on affordable housing. More specifically, latest data from the American […]

Raleigh Durham Market

Rent Growth Levels Rise in Raleigh/Durham

For three years, Raleigh/Durham had one of the most robust apartment development pipelines in the nation. As the supply wave ebbs, rent growth in the market inches closer to levels that lured investors and developers three years ago.

San Francisco Market

The Nation’s Rent Growth Leaderboard is Heavy on the West

Western markets dominate the top spots in the nation’s rent growth leaderboard as of Q3. But that’s not to say performance hasn’t been strong elsewhere, too, with a big numbers coming all across the country. (Image Source: Shutterstock)


U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Hits a New High

Despite widespread expectations of slowing rent growth in 2015, the opposite has played out. Apartment rent growth hit a new high for this cycle in Q3 2015, fueled by huge hikes in the West region of the country.

Renter Retention - MPF Research

August 2015 U.S. Renter Retention, Renewals Rise

Rising Retention Rates Last month, Jay Parsons of MPF research reported renter retention and renewals were on the rise. In fact, retention continues its 20-month run above 50% as renewal rates rise 5.4%. MPF Research provides data and insights into reasons why residents are renewing their leases despite rents increasing: MPF Research assesses recent general conditions in […]

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