…. “Only six markets advanced their position on the [Dividend Capital Apartment Market] cycle chart.” Once again with the notable exception of Seattle who has left in the basement of the cycle despite overwhelming evidence that it has moved well up in the cycle by his own definition. See my post from last quarter detailing the definitions and why Seattle’s apartment building investment cycle location according to Dr. Mueller is incorrect here. For other cities have a look and let me know if your markets are accurately placed:
Is it a Seattle thing? Is he the Brent Musburger of commercial real estate? Continue reading Latest Commercial RE and Apartment Building Investment Cycle Charts Posted by Glenn Mueller PhD.
Just got an email from Jay Denton, Research VP at AXIOMetrics saying the national apartment building occupancy is 94.3%, a level not seen since 2006. Class A occupancy is at 95.5%, class B is 94.8% and class C is 92%. Also many submarkets around the country will see the first new supply of units this summer. Even so properties in Lease Up are doing well, averaging more than 20 move-ins a month. Further strength in the market is reflected by the fact that concessions are down to only 2-3 weeks in many markets.
Jay also shared an interesting idea for a leading indicator of Continue reading Even in Slow Jobs Climate Apartment Buildings Leasing Well- National Occupancy now over 94%
This was an eyeopener for us in the apartment building investing business: Large US cities with falling rents. The table is from TransUnion, I wonder what their sampling methodology is- And I wonder how that breaks out by asset class.
Yes of course there are cities with rising rents but Denver rents down almost 9% in a year? In 2011? Even Chicago down almost 5%? And DC the apartment hotbed has falling rents? Supposedly their data comes from managers supplying info for tenant screening and if that’s the case it seems like there are some serious concessions being given.
Don’t blame Continue reading Stealth concessions in large US cities = falling apartment building rents? See the list via MFE Magazine