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Charlotte Multifamily Market Report – January 2024

Charlotte Multifamily Market Report January 2024
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Rents Contract as More Supply Hits the Market

Multifamily fundamentals remained promising in Charlotte, despite negative rent performance amid robust deliveries and seasonal trends, the latest Yardi Matrix Charlotte multifamily market report notes. On a three-month basis through November, rates contracted 0.6%, to $1,581, while national figures declined only 0.2%, to $1,713. However, the occupancy rate in stabilized properties stood at 94.1% as of October, pointing to solid demand. Nationally, occupancy clocked in at 94.9%.

In the 12 months ending in September, the Charlotte employment market expanded by 3.6%, well above the 2.4% U.S. growth rate. Mirroring the national trend, most positions were added in leisure and hospitality, a sector that accounted for 18,700 jobs and marked a 13.5% expansion. Unemployment stood at 3.2% in October, 70 basis points below the national figure and 20 basis points above Raleigh’s jobless rate. Only one sector—manufacturing—lost positions (1,900), with some layoffs potentially stemming from technological automation.

A total of 8,238 units were delivered last year through November, already surpassing 2022’s total (6,450 apartments). Meanwhile, the investment market softened substantially, mainly due to high borrowing costs. Charlotte saw only $1.8 billion in multifamily transactions, a significant drop from the same period of the previous year. However, the $234,476 per-unit price remained in line with the $235,207 average of 2021 and 2022.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Charlotte Report-January 2024

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Laura Calugar

Laura Calugar is a senior associate editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. She has a 10-year background in broadcast media and joined the CPE-MHN team in 2016.

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