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Miami Multifamily Market Report – February 2024

Miami Multifamily Market Report February 2024
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Rent Gains Ebb As Supply Wave Hits Market

For South Florida, 2023 was a year of slow growth and moderation, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Miami multifamily market report. Year-over-year, rents improved by only 0.4%, but this was in line with the deceleration that occurred across the country, with U.S. rates up just 0.3%, to $1,709. In the shorter term, Miami rates slid 0.2% in the fourth quarter, to $2,384. Meanwhile, demand stood firm in the face of an unprecedented wave of new supply, with occupancy at 95.5% as of November, 70 basis points above the U.S. figure.

Miami unemployment was at a very tight 1.4% as of November, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The metro’s workforce expanded by 2.7%, or 78,500 jobs, in the 12 months ending in October 2023, with trade, transportation and utilities accounting for almost a third of gains. Despite recording the lowest unemployment rate among major Florida metros and outpacing the U.S. (3.7%), two sectors—information and construction—lost 3,600 jobs combined.

A total of 16,194 units came online in South Florida in 2023, following more than 30,000 apartments developers delivered over the previous two years. Construction activity remains high, with another 44,324 units underway as of December. Deals cooled off following two exceptional years for investment, when $15.9 billion in multifamily assets changed hands. Transaction volume in 2023 was only $2.5 billion, but the per-unit average stood some $78,000 above the $185,172 U.S. figure.

Read the full Yardi Matrix Miami Multifamily Market Report: February 2024

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Laura Calugar

Laura Calugar is a senior associate editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. She has a 10-year background in broadcast media and joined the CPE-MHN team in 2016.

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