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Graphical representation of key findings in the Rent and Operating Trends (RAOT) Report showcasing current multifamily industry metrics and market dynamics.
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Chris Nebenzahl

Rent And Operating Trends – Week Of January 7th 2024

The first week of 2024 was a mixed bag from an economic perspective. Major equity indices sold off to start the year, led by the tech sector. There has been some concern that the stock market became overvalued after a surprising and very strong 2023.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart Of The Week – January 8th 2024

Rent growth has been on a volatile ride over the past five years, as minor declines and growth preceded the extreme swings during and after COVID. While 2024 was the first year rents fell nationally since 2020, the drop was modest.

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Graphical representation of key findings in the Rent and Operating Trends (RAOT) Report showcasing current multifamily industry metrics and market dynamics.
Research
Chris Nebenzahl

Rent And Operating Trends – Week Of January 1st 2024

The U.S. economy had a surprisingly strong 2023, as prognosticators initially forecast a high chance of recession at the beginning of the year. Instead, equity indices performed very well, with the S&P 500 rising 24%, job growth continued its steady expansion, and economic growth outperformed nearly all expectations.

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Graphical representation of key findings in the Rent and Operating Trends (RAOT) Report showcasing current multifamily industry metrics and market dynamics.
Research
Chris Nebenzahl

Rent And Operating Trends – Week Of December 17th 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, this week’s report will be our last of the year. As such, I looked back over the prior 51 weeks at some of the key trends, predictions and observations we made to identify where we got it right and where we missed the mark.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart Of The Week – December 18th 2023

Supply has been the main story of 2023 and apartment fundamentals have struggled as the generational wave of new supply has delivered. Perhaps the metric most impacted by new apartment construction has been occupancy. After stay flat for the first half of the year, occupancy has been falling since mid-summer.

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Graphical representation of key findings in the Rent and Operating Trends (RAOT) Report showcasing current multifamily industry metrics and market dynamics.
Research
Chris Nebenzahl

Rent And Operating Trends – Week Of December 10th 2023

The Fed is holding its final meeting of the year this week and they are likely to leave interest rates unchanged. After rapidly increasing interest rates through the first half of the year, the Fed has now kept rates stable since July. Many market prognosticators expect rates to drop next year, with some calling for rate cuts as soon as the spring. Given the strength of the economy, I would not expect to see rate cuts until late next year at the earliest.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart Of The Week – December 11th 2023

Concessions have been increasing in most markets across the country. The winter is often the season where we see highest concession activity and given the downturn in fundamentals in recent months, concession activity is even higher than in recent years. San Francisco and San Jose have the highest average concessions.

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