June 2022 Multifamily Investment News Round-Up

Annual rent growth remains high, but supply chain problems continue to cause delays — it’s a mixed bag of news for multifamily investors. Read on for our curated list of the most important stories for multifamily investors right now.

The Multifamily Investment News Round-Up is a monthly digest of five “must read” stories from around the Web.


Inflation, supply and demand drive multifamily rents higher (Multifamily Dive)

“The national average asking rent rose by $15 in April, up to a new all-time record of $1,659, according to the latest monthly report by property data and analytics firm Yardi Matrix. Year-over-year rent growth fell back slightly in April, but remains high at 14.3%.”

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Student housing to top of the class (IPE)

“The global COVID pandemic, which kept international students from travelling, has not hindered the flow of capital into global student housing. Far from it… Student accommodation transactions swung back in record numbers in 2021 in key markets such as the US and Europe.”


Supply chain backups postpone apartment openings (Multifamily Dive)

“Persistent supply chain delays and labor shortages are strangling apartment construction timelines… In February, the apartment completion rate fell to the lowest level since 2016, according to RealPage. The number of authorized but not-yet-started projects rose 31% year-over-year in March… These delays create backlogs, headaches and cost overruns for contractors and developers.”


Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Nation In Multifamily Investment For Fourth Consecutive Quarter (Bisnow)

“Investors continue to sink money into Dallas-Fort Worth’s multifamily market despite rising interest rates and the looming threat of recession… Multifamily investment volume landed at $29.2B at the close of Q1, an increase of more than 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from CBRE.”


Capital Square Launches $300M Development Fund (Multi-HousingNews)

“The fund is planning to invest in the limited partner equity portion of the capital stack and will focus on ground-up, multifamily communities in emerging secondary growth markets that aren’t seeing institutional capital investment. According to the firm, some of the initial target growth markets include Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn.”

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