December 2014

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Market Summary

  • Key metrics for the Austin area multifamily sector recorded both positive and negative changes in December 2014.

  • Occupancy figures recorded mostly downward trend for the classes for the month. Class A properties reported a decrease of 0.68% over last month, and a decrease of 0.55% over last year. The largest annual increase was noted for Class B with an increase of 0.56%.

  • The average rental rate per square foot reported marginal increase for all classes. Class A reported an increase of $0.003 per square foot over last month. The largest monthly increase was noted for Class D properties reporting an increase of $0.012 per square foot. The largest increase over the year was noted for Class D properties with a figure of $0.084 per square foot.

  • The average rental rate per unit recorded positive changes over the month. Class A properties reported an increase of $0.90 per unit over previous month. The largest increase over the month was noted for Class D properties ($7.37 per unit). On a year-over-year basis Class A properties reported an increase of $19.09 per unit. The largest increase over the year was also noted for Class D properties; the average went up by $60.26 per unit to close at $791.18 per unit.

  • 6,545 units are in the construction pipeline, spread over 23 projects. 52.43% of the pipeline is currently pre-leasing.

Austin Apartment Market Key Metrics

 Occupancy

94.22%

 Rent / Unit

$961.42

 Rent / SF

$1.149

 Monthly Change

-0.40%

 Monthly Change

+$2.56

 Monthly Change

+$0.003

 Annual Change

-0.20%

 Annual Change

+$25.56

 Annual Change

+$0.033

Absorption for Austin was negative 181 units in December 2014 and positive 2,042 units in the twelve month rolling period. 2,461 units are in the planning stage.

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