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Kansas City Multifamily Market Report – Summer 2021

Kansas City Multifamily Market Report Summer 2021
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Job Growth Underscores Recovery Efforts

On similar footing with other Midwest metros, Kansas City’s multifamily fundamentals continued to make headway during the second quarter. As of June, rents were up 0.9% on a trailing three-month basis, to $1,058, below the $1,482 U.S. average. Year-over-year, Kansas City rents edged up by 5.2% as of June.

In the 12 months ending in May, the metro regained 82,100 net jobs, with leisure and hospitality leading growth—the sector added 30,300 positions for a 38.8% increase. As of May, unemployment stood at 4.2% in Missouri, 3.5% in Kansas and 5.0% in the metro, all below the 5.8% May national rate. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package allocated $195 million to metro Kansas City, with the funds to be distributed in two tranches and spent over the next two years. More than $111 million is going toward replacing lost tax and fee revenue.

Kansas City had 7,695 units under construction as of June, 96% of which are in upscale communities. Yardi Matrix expects 3,712 units to come online across the metro this year, slightly exceeding 2019 and 2020 deliveries. The pipeline has been fairly consistent since 2014, with developers adding an average of 3,700 apartments per year. Meanwhile, investment sales amounted to $285 million this year as of June, with some 3,000 units sold in the first half of 2021.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Kansas City 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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