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Orlando Multifamily Market Report – Summer 2021

Orlando Multifamily Market Report Summer 2021
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Strong In-Migration Supports Rent Growth

Orlando’s multifamily market is bouncing back faster than initially expected. Rents rose 0.5% on a trailing three-month basis through May, to an average of $1,378. Meanwhile, in-migration has been supporting demand and maintaining occupancy in stabilized properties in the 94%-95% range for the past year.

Continuous efforts to reopen Central Florida’s tourism-reliant economy, coupled with the wide availability of vaccines, have kept unemployment between 5.0% and 6.5% since the beginning of the year. Although the leisure and hospitality sector lost a third of its workforce in the 12 months ending in March, the tourism industry is steadily recovering, with summer travel expected to be strong. Most theme parks are operating at full capacity and new attractions are opening soon. Several large infrastructure projects, such as the $2.3 billion Interstate 4 revamp and the $4 billion capital expansion at Orlando International Airport, are likely to play a role in the metro’s recovery.

Developers had 21,331 units under construction and 3,924 delivered this year as of May. Investors are increasingly leaving the sidelines, with $956 million in assets trading in the first five months of the year at a per-unit price of $168,470. Considering the metro’s steady fundamentals and improving economic environment, Yardi Matrix expects rates in Orlando to rise 5.3% this year.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Orlando Report-Summer 2021

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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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