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Denver Multifamily Market Report – Summer 2021

Denver Multifamily Market Report Summer 2021
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Recovery Strategies Start Taking Shape

As Denver gradually enters its recovery phase, local authorities are implementing Denver’s Rebuilding for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy plan—dubbed RISE Denver—over the coming months. As the metro lays the groundwork for a phased rebound, multifamily rates have also begun to improve: As of April, rents were up 0.5% on a trailing three-month basis, to $1,578, above the $1,417 U.S. average.

As of March, unemployment stood at 6.4% in Colorado and 6.7% in metro Denver, both slightly above the 6.0% March national rate, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Aimed at addressing the heavy employment loss in the city and focused on the hardest-hit businesses, workers and communities, one of RISE Denver’s main priorities is to create 40,000 jobs by the end of 2022. Furthermore, as part of the recovery strategy, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will send a proposal for a $400 million bond package to city council for referral to the November ballot.

Denver had 21,185 units under construction as of April, with 81% of those targeting high-income renters. The largest share (68%) of the pipeline is expected to come online by year-end. Meanwhile, investment sales were off to a strong start in 2021, with 22 assets totaling 4,768 units old for a combined $1.3 billion in the first four months of the year.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Denver Report-Summer 2021

About the author

Timea-Erika Papp

Timea Papp is a Senior Associate Editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. She joined CPE and MHN in 2017 and has been working in the real estate industry since 2011. Timea's key focus areas include finance pieces for the CPE Capital Markets and MHN Finance & Investment newsletters and metro-focused multifamily market reports for Yardi Matrix.

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