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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart Of The Week – December 4th 2023

Higher borrowing costs and construction costs have hurt the development market throughout 2023. The historically high levels of current construction have also led to a major slowdown in new projects breaking ground. Developers are now cancelling projects at a steady clip nationwide.

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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 November 26th 2023

It was a fairly quiet week in the U.S. economy as the Thanksgiving holiday limited data releases last week. Existing trends continued from the prior week as the 10-year treasury continued to drift lower. The yield on the 10-year is now 4.42%, nearly 60 basis points below its recent peak in mid-October.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart of The Week – November 27th 2023

This week we examine the top and bottom performing markets on a net effective rent basis. We have talked a lot about the markets that are both outperforming and underperforming in the previous charts of the week and rent and operating trends report, yet a key distinction that continues to hold true is the severity of the declines in the worst performing markets compared to the modest gains in the best performing markets.

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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 November 19th 2023

Is the monetary tightening cycle over? Has the Fed orchestrated the illusive soft landing for our economy, reducing inflation to a sustainable level without sending the nation into recession? The answers to these questions are still yet to be fully determined, however last week’s lower inflation report provides further evidence that future interest rate increases me not be needed.

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Chart of The Week – November 20th 2023

The third quarter tends to be a period of the year when rent growth levels off, however with ample supply coming online and demand waning in 2023, a number of markets posted significant rent declines in Q3. Austin leads all markets as rents fell more than 5% in the third quarter.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Rent and Operating Trends – Week of November 12th 2023

The 10-year treasury is down about 35 basis points from its recent high in mid-October as signs of slowing fundamentals in the economy continue to arise. Mortgage rates have also fallen in recent weeks, prompting a slight uptick in demand for mortgages. The recent drop in mortgage rates may bring some renters back into the buyer pool, cutting into multifamily performance, however, I expect this to impact apartment demand only marginally.

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Chart of The Week – November 13th 2023

Last week we examined the markets with the most units currently under construction. Large metros like New York, Dallas and Miami topped the list with existing construction well above 50,000 units. While there is no denying the size of those pipelines, the top markets also have significant existing inventory and population.

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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 November 6th 2023

October employment growth was weaker than it had been in previous months with new job gains totaling 150,000. August and September gains were revised down, painting a slightly more bleak picture of the employment market than we have seen in recent months. As a result, the 10-year treasury retreated quickly, although it remains high at 4.6%.

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Chart of The Week – November 6th 2023

New supply is the most significant headwind facing the multifamily industry in today’s market. Supply is up in nearly all markets compared to a few years ago and more than 400,000 new units will be delivered in both 2023 and 2024.

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