January 21, 2019
Joe Fairless
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Top 9 Cities with the Largest Increase in Renter-Occupied Units

In a recent blog post, I outlined the three economic metrics that will encourage you about the impact a potential market correction will have on the multifamily industry (which you can read here).

Essentially, the economy has been extremely strong since the last market correction in 2007-2009 while, at the same time, the overall number of renters and the overall share of renter-occupied units has also increased.

In 9 cities, the percentage of renter-occupied units has increased by 30% or more. And in one of those 9 cities, the increase was more than 50%.

Those 9 cities are:

9 – Glendale, AZ

Glendale, AZ

AZ Sedans

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 34.6%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 44.9%
  • 10-year % change: +30.0%

 

8 – Mesa, AZ

Mesa, AZ

Hotpads

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 31.6%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 41.2%
  • 10-year % change: +30.1%

 

7 – Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, VA

Unpakt

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 28.6%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 37.4%
  • 10-year % change: +30.9%

 

6 – Fremont, CA

Fremont, CA

City of Fremont

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 32.1%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 42.1%
  • 10-year % change: +31.0%

 

5 – Toledo, OH

Toledo, OH

International Cash Systems

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 38.3%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 50.3%
  • 10-year % change: +31.3%

 

4 – North Las Vegas, NV

North Las Vegas, NV

Review Journal

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 33.4%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 46.2%
  • 10-year % change: +38.5%

 

3 – St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg, FL

St. Pete Rising

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 28.6%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 39.8%
  • 10-year % change: +39.4%

 

2 – Plano, TX

Plano, TX

Cross Country Moving Companies

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 24.2%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 33.8%
  • 10-year % change: +40.0%

 

1 – Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Street Scout

  • 2006 % renter-occupied: 19.9%
  • 2016 % renter occupied: 30.6%
  • 10-year % change: +53.4%

Source: US Census

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities or to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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