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Jacksonville Multifamily Market Report – Summer 2021

Jacksonville Multifamily Market Report Summer 2021
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Jacksonville’s Rent Expansion Outstrips US Rate

As the multifamily industry forges ahead in full swing, the swift pace of recovery is more than apparent in Jacksonville, where fundamentals continue to show strength. The metro ranked among leading markets for year-over-year rent growth as of July, with rates up 17.4%. On a trailing three-month basis, rents were up 3.1% to $1,331, still well below the $1,510 U.S. average.

Private sector employment in the metro increased by 35,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in July, equal to a 5.8% uptick, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Jacksonville area labor force expanded by 54,077 in 12 months, up 6.9%. Unemployment figures also improved as of July, with the rate at 5.1% in Florida and 4.5% in metro Jacksonville. A recent study from Stessa ranked Jacksonville fourth among major U.S. metros recording the most economic growth in 2021.

Jacksonville had 7,104 units under construction as of July, 94% of which are in upscale communities. Yardi Matrix expects 4,659 apartments to come online across the metro this year, exceeding 2020 delivery levels, as well as surpassing the 2019 decade peak, when 4,437 units were completed. Meanwhile, investment sales amounted to $700 million this year as of July, with some 7,100 units changing hands.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Jacksonville 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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