Average rent rises in June to all-time high

U.S. multifamily rents ended with a bang heading into the July Fourth holiday, with the average rent rising by $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127 markets by Yardi Matrix.

Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015; by 2.6% during the year’s first half; and by 2.9% year-over-year as of June. The first-half figure was last topped in 2016. “The healthy showing might put to rest fears that rent deceleration from the peak 2015/2016 years will turn into a flattening or negative growth,” the report says, which is “a good sign that demand generally is holding up and that robust supply growth is not an impediment to rent growth in most markets.”

The year-over-year rent growth leaders in June were Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas; California’s Inland Empire; Phoenix; and Tampa, Fla.

View the full Yardi Matrix June report for additional detail and insight into 127 major U.S. real estate markets.

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