Multifamily development picks up despite falling demand

If supply continues to fall short of demand, home prices and rents are likely to outpace income and household formation will fail to reach potential. The inadequate level of U.S. housing supply is a major challenge facing the housing market in 2018 and likely for years to come.

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Over the past 10 years, the cumulative shortage is roughly 6 million, an average of 600,000 per year. This was most severe in the years just after the Great Recession when there was little demand. But, in the past few years, as construction in both single-family and multifamily have picked up, the gap has narrowed considerably.

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Portland’s occupancy also picked up meaningfully to stand at 96.2%. In South Florida, West Palm Beach continues to see the highest rent growth of 3.3%, despite Fort Lauderdale 50 bps gain that brought rent growth to 2.5%. Miami still lags at 1.8% – the lowest rent growth among the nation’s largest markets except Houston, which still.

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Limited Supply a Plus for Apartment REITs Multifamily remains the sector with the best supply and demand balance. Its score held steady at green 83. "The sector’s fundamentals remained relatively strong, with demand and vacancy remaining stable though the pace of new construction increased," the report said. The retail sector–both neighborhood and community centers–improved one point.

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According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), multifamily development starts are expected to fall from their 2018 levels to roughly 350,000 units this year-still a healthy volume compared with an annual production average of 331,000 units from 1995 to 2003.

So, as demand began to experience significant growth, there was a severe fall in new units entering the market, leading to a large gap between demand and supply. Construction activity picked up after the recession ended, but six years passed before the amount of new multifamily units entering the market each month matched levels seen prior to.