U.S. Multifamily Market Posted Solid Gains in 2019, Yardi Matrix Reports

Sector maintains strong fundamentals despite seasonal rent drop in December

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 – Boosted by a healthy job market and low unemployment, the U.S. multifamily sector posted steady rent growth in 2019, according to a new report from Yardi® Matrix.

Rents grew 3% for the year. “Fundamentally, the market is sound, with no red flags on the immediate horizon,” the report says, despite a seasonal $1 drop in the average U.S. rent in December.

Twenty-one of the top 30 metros tracked by Yardi Matrix recorded rent growth of at least 2.6% in December. That group includes primary markets such as Washington, D.C., and Boston as well as secondary markets like Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., Indianapolis and Austin, Texas.

Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., joined Phoenix, Las Vegas and Sacramento, Calif., as the year-over-year rent growth leaders in December. Phoenix and Las Vegas have topped the rankings since October 2018.

See key multifamily employment, supply and occupancy trends, along with a recap of how non-agency commercial mortgage-backed securities loans performed in 2019, in the Yardi Matrix multifamily national report for December 2019.

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