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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.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Apartment Rent Growth Gains Traction

Annual growth in effective rents for new leases in metro Los Angeles apartments reached 4.2% as of Q3 2014. For the first time in this cycle, then, LA is registering rent growth a little bit above the average pace for the nation as a whole. Some regard this performance as a return to a normal […]


Apartment Demand Surges with Record Supply Wave in Charlotte

Apartment Demand Soars in Tandem With Supply Wave With new apartment supply levels surging toward two-decade highs, occupancy rates had been expected to cool somewhat. But Charlotte’s demand drivers proved even more robust than expected, keeping vacancies low and rent growth solid.

Apartment Supply - Dallas/Fort Worth

A Quick Look at Dallas-Fort Worth’s Apartment Supply Wave

Totaling just over 675,000 units, Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s fourth-biggest apartment market. With construction occurring at such a rapid pace, North Texas likely will bump Chicago out of the #3 spot sometime in late 2016 to early 2017. So far in this development cycle (we’ll call that early 2010 through Q3 2014), DFW has […]

Apartment Rent Growth Denver

Apartment Rent Growth Further Accelerates in Denver

New apartment supply is hitting the Denver market at the highest levels in a decade. And yet, apartment rent growth levels continue to accelerate – hitting a two-decade high in Q3 2014.


Which Apartment Markets Appear Most Vulnerable to Q4 Supply Surge?

In 2014’s 4th quarter, the new supply levels of apartment markets will surge past the 14-year highs set just in the 3rd quarter. The timing doesn’t appear ideal – given that Q4 is a seasonally weak demand period in most markets. Which metros appear most vulnerable to a supply wave in Q4?

Late-Recovery Apartment Markets

What’s in Store for the Nation’s Late-Recovery Apartment Markets?

The nation’s apartment rent growth leaderboard now includes some prominent late-recovery markets: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Riverside/San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sacramento. What lies ahead for this group? How do rent growth levels project long term in comparison to the national norms?


The Nation’s Apartment Rent Growth Leaderboard Includes Some Surprises

Which apartment markets posted the strongest year-over-year rent gains through 2014’s 3rd quarter? While the list includes some of the usual suspects, a few surprise markets have cracked the rent growth leaderboard. Greg Willett and Jay Parsons reveal the leaderboard in this video edition of Apartment Market Dynamics.


U.S. Apartment Completions Reach a 14-Year High [Infographic]

Research released from market analysts at MPF Research shows one of the highest levels for new apartment supply in years. With the apartment supply increase, how will this affect the growth of market demand? Occupancy continues to tighten and rent growth continues to accelerate despite the introduction of more supply. Click to enlarge image These […]


New Apartment Supply Levels Surge to a 14-Year High in Q3

New supply is now hitting the U.S. apartment market at the largest levels in 14 years. Is demand for apartments keeping pace? And was the apartment sector able to sustain the rent growth momentum from the first half of 2014? Greg Willett and Jay Parsons discuss in this video edition of Apartment Market Dynamics from […]

Beautiful Portland Skyline

Will New Supply Derail Portland’s Apartment Market Performance?

Coming into this year, MPF Research forecast that Portland would be the second-strongest apartment market performer across the country’s big metros during the course of 2014. Through Q2, the market has not disappointed. Portland’s mid-2014 occupancy rate registered at 97.6%, up 60 basis points from the mid-2013 result. Annual rent growth for new leases is […]

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