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Dallas Multifamily Market Report – March 2023

Dallas Multifamily Market Report March 2023
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Read the latest Yardi Matrix Dallas Multifamily Market Report.

Softening Demand Affects Rents, Occupancy

Dallas-Fort Worth performed well during the pandemic and continues to display healthy fundamentals fueled by strong demographic growth, even as demand softened. Following last year’s 2.4% stock expansion, occupancy in stabilized properties declined 1.1% in 12 months, to 94.5%. Meanwhile, the average asking rent held up well, down by only 0.3% on a trailing three-month basis, on par with the national rate. At $1,556 in January, Dallas’ average rent was still behind the $1,701 U.S. figure.

DFW unemployment was down to 3.2% in December, trailing Austin (2.7%) but ahead of the state (3.8%), the U.S. (3.5%) and other major Texas metros, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment expanded by 6.8%, or 242,200 positions, in the 12 months ending in November 2022. That placed the Metroplex first among the country’s major markets, while the national average hit 3.9%. Professional and business services led gains (51,700 jobs), followed by leisure and hospitality (47,900 jobs). Meanwhile, 61.6 million square feet of industrial space was underway in January, fueling the development boom.

As of January, developers had 50,482 units underway, heavily favoring the upscale Lifestyle segment. Meanwhile, transaction activity slowed down at the beginning of the year, on the heels of $10.1 billion in assets trading in 2022, which marked the second-best year in a decade.

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About the author

Anca Gagiuc

Anca Gagiuc brings more than a decade of experience within the real estate industry. She is a senior associate editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News who also writes monthly multifamily reports at Yardi Matrix.

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