New Apartment Supply Expected to Reach 30-Year High This Year

March 4, 2020

The apartment sector is expected to have a banner year, with new supply reaching a three-decade high across the country’s 150 largest apartment markets, according to a new report from RealPage, a property management software firm. For this year, the company is predicting 371,000 new units will enter the multifamily market.

Larger markets like Los Angeles are expected to see a surge in new units, and researchers say many smaller markets are expected to see an uptick too.

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In January, construction starts for multifamily units hit a 34-year high. Multifamily starts are up across the country, with every region in the U.S. posting increases. Multifamily completions more than doubled in the Midwest in January (184%) and were up 19.8% in the South and 46% in the West.