Houston Apartment Sector

How Will Falling Oil Prices Impact the Houston Apartment Sector?

In Part 1 of a four-part series on the big four Texas apartment markets, MPF Research examines how falling energy prices impacts the Houston outlook. Follow along with the rest of our series on the Lone Star state’s apartment market: Part 2: Dallas/Fort Worth Part 3: Austin Part 4: San Antonio


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 […]

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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 […]


Baton Rouge’s Apartment Sector Remains Model of Stability

In most tertiary markets, apartment sector fundamentals can be volatile. But Baton Rouge is a model of stability, continuing to post healthy occupancy rates but only limited – albeit steady – rent growth.


Is the Cleveland Comeback Story for Real?

Following a string of recent wins for the city, media reports have trumpeted the Cleveland rebound story. But how significant is this rebound so far, and how is it translating to the Cleveland apartment market?

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Virginia Beach/Norfolk Apartment Sector Remains Sluggish

For much of the 2000s decade, Virginia Beach/Norfolk’s apartment sector was a regular out-performer against the national norms. But since the recovery started, this is one of the few markets yet to enjoy any kind of bounce – as the metro has been pulled down by economic woes.


Louisville’s Apartment Sector Regains Momentum

After seeing occupancy and rent growth levels cool in 2013’s second half, Louisville’s apartment sector has posted strong gains through the first six months of 2014.

Richmond Apartment Market Q4 2013

Apartment Rent Growth Levels Soften in Richmond

Richmond’s economy has recovered all the jobs lost in the recession. Apartment occupancy rates have been consistently solid. But apartment rent growth levels have slipped – counter to the national norm.


Milwaukee’s Apartment Sector Appears Stable

Milwaukee’s apartment market seems to be settling in at sustainable norms – producing consistently strong occupancy rates and decent, but unspectacular, rent growth.


Why Do Rents Remain Volatile in Manhattan’s Apartment Market?

From 2010 to 2012, Manhattan was Manhattan – posting big gains in apartment rents. Since then, though, the performance has been unusually volatile. Why?

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