Rent Growth: A > B

New apartment supply is currently at its highest level since 1986 when 550,000 units were delivered. While not provided in the article, RealPage reports, “…2023 logged a big increase in deliveries, with nearly 440,000 apartment units completed throughout the year, a 36-year high for the market. For 2024, scheduled completions in the U.S. total another 670,000 or so apartments, which blows past that record volume by about 50%.” Carl Whitaker, multifamily market analyst at RealPage, says in some oversupplied  markets (Salt Lake City) the new Class A units compete directly with upper-tier Class B units. I suppose it makes sense. The article describes the ‘trickle-down’ effect occurring in some markets wherein Class B and Class C units are also being impacted. Salt Lake City is mentioned as one of 12 markets across the country where Class A rent growth outpaced both Class B and Class C growth.    
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