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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 October 1st 2023

We are excited to announce some new changes to the Rent and Operating Trends Report beginning this week. Revenue per Available Unit (RevPAU) is a comprehensive apartment performance metric that combines net effective rent with occupancy to identify the total potential revenue given the number of operational units in a property, submarket or MSA.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart of The Week – October 1st 2023

While declines in net effective rent and occupancy have garnered most headlines in multifamily, demand is quietly holding its own at the national level. Year-to-date, traffic nationwide is up roughly 19%. Some markets have seen even stronger growth thus far in 2023.

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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 September 24th 2023

An inverted yield curve, where long term interest rates are higher than short term interest rates, is often a leading indicator for a recession. In late 2022, during the Fed’s aggressive monetary tightening, the yield curve inverted and remains inverted nearly a year later.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart of The Week – September 24th 2023

Revenue per available unit (RevPAU) combines net effective rent with occupancy for a single metric to analyze the strength of performance at the property, submarket and MSA level. Over the past 12 months, the leading markets for RevPAU performance are tertiary sunbelt markets and northern Gateway 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 September 17th 2023

The U.S. economy awaits another Fed meeting, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Most economists predict that the Fed will hold rates steady at the upcoming meeting, but it is far from an indication that the monetary tightening cycle has concluded.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart of The Week – September 17th 2023

Revenue per available (RevPAU) unit is a key metric in the multifamily industry that tracks the impact of both rent growth and occupancy for a given property, submarket or market. In recent months, rents and occupancy rates have both been declining, which has exacerbated the negative impact on RevPAU.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Rent and Operating Trends – Week of September 10th 2023

The U.S. economy continues its steady march forward, as most key indicators have maintained their recent trends. August job growth was strong once again, as the labor force added 187,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate increased to 3.8%, but some of the increase in unemployment can be attributed to the continuous growth in labor force participation.

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Chris Nebenzahl

Chart of The Week – September 10th 2023

We’ve identified a leasing and occupancy trend that proved true once again in 2023. The spread between the leased percentage and the occupancy rate has peaked in the last week of July or the first week of August each of the past 5 years.

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Rent and Operating Trends - Week of September 3rd 2023
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Chris Nebenzahl

Rent and Operating Trends – Week of September 3rd 2023

Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave a very middle of the road speech last week at the Kansas City Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium. The leader of the central bank acknowledged that tightening monetary policy has had its desired impact on inflation, but also warned that inflation may come back, thus warranting further interest rate increases.

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