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Las Vegas Multifamily Market Report – December 2023

Las Vegas Multifamily Market Report December 2023
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Rents, Occupancy Decline, Economy Holds Steady

Las Vegas’ multifamily fundamentals continued to soften throughout the year, with rents inching up or remaining flat during just three of the first 10 months of 2023, according to the latest Las Vegas multifamily market report. The average asking rent declined 0.2% on a trailing three-month basis and 3.1% year-over-year through October, to $1,460. The occupancy rate in stabilized properties fell to 92.6% as of September, following another 120-basis-point decrease over 12 months.

Despite moderation in the rental segment, the economy has other plans. Las Vegas employment remained among the strongest in the U.S., up 4.7%, or 39,100 jobs, in the 12 months ending in August, nearly double the 2.5% national average. Yet the rate was 200 basis points below the January figure. Unemployment stood in the 5.5% to 6.1% range throughout the year, improving to 5.4% in October, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Las Vegas trailed the U.S. (3.9%) and the state (5.4%). During the interval, three sectors lost 3,000 jobs combined, while the leading two sectors accounted for nearly three quarters of the jobs added—leisure and hospitality (16,500 jobs) and professional and business services (12,000 jobs).

Developers delivered 1,977 units in 2023 through October, nearly all in Lifestyle projects. Another 10,788 units were under construction. Meanwhile, investors traded just $366 million in rental assets, for a price per unit that declined almost 30% year-over-year.

Read the full Yardi Matrix Multifamily Market Report: December 2023

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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