New from MPF Research: Benchmarking, Workforce Housing, Metro-Level Trends

MPF Apartment Market Research


MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division.

Benchmarking: does your strategy measure up?

Register now for a free webcast on benchmarking solutions. The March 1 event will address topics ranging from individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the big market picture.

Workforce housing neighborhoods lead rent growth in Atlanta

Workforce housing neighborhoods – areas where monthly rents notably trail the market average – dominate Atlanta’s list of submarket rent growth leaders.

Demand surge puts Houston on top in 4Q 2017

Houston led the nation for apartment demand in 4th quarter 2017, as residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey elevated leasing activity in the metro. A new report explores Harvey’s impact on housing.

U.S. permit volumes fall below 400K again in December

Apartment permits slipped below 400,000 units on an annual basis for the eighth time in 12 months. Still, many of the most active permitting metros actually recorded increasing volumes. For the month, New York, Boston and San Diego led the top 10 metros for apartment permits.

Phoenix lands at #6 on rent growth leaderboard

Phoenix’s multifamily market landed among the national leaders for rent growth in 2017. A new report analyzes metro trends and fundamentals.

Early leasing points to continued moderation in student housing

The student leasing season is underway and early results suggest another year of moderate performance. New findings analyze leasing velocity, historical sector performance and supply volumes.

Texas’ fastest-growing apartment market cuts rents in 2017

Among the nation’s 50 largest multifamily markets, only one recorded rent cuts in 2017 – Austin. For the year, the Texas metro reduced rents 0.7%.

Job growth accelerates in December

Nationwide hiring picked up in December, with U.S. employers adding around 2.3 million jobs in 2017. That figure grew the country’s job base 1.6%. Among metro areas, New York, Dallas, Boston and Atlanta retained the top four spots.

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Real Estate Writer, RealPage

Lindsey Allen is a Real Estate Writer for MPF Research, the market intelligence arm of RealPage, Inc. Prior to joining RealPage, Lindsey wrote for news publications as a journalist and for apartment properties as a marketing and leasing content creator. She holds a Bachelors degree in News and Information from Oklahoma Baptist University.

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