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Orlando Multifamily Market Report – March 2024

Orlando Multifamily Market Report March 2024
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Wave of Deliveries Keeps Rent Movement Negative

Orlando rent growth has been steadily softening since late 2021, recording negative movement for nearly all of 2023 and into this year, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Orlando multifamily market report. Rates contracted 0.5% on a trailing three-month basis through January, to $1,758, while national averages were down only 0.2%, to $1,710, as reported in the national multifamily outlook. On a year-over-year basis, rent deceleration in Central Florida was among the steepest in the country, with rates declining 3.6%, second only to Austin (-6.0%). However, this isn’t surprising, considering developers last year delivered the second-largest annual volume since 2016.

The metro’s employment market expanded 2.4% in the 12 months ending in November but was still 20 basis points above the U.S. figure. The leisure and hospitality sector, Orlando’s economic backbone, could get a major boost from the expansion planned at Orlando International Airport. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority intends to add 16 to 24 gates to the recently completed Terminal C, as passenger traffic continues to rebound. According to its latest activity report, the airport saw a 15.1% increase in traffic in 2023 compared to 2022.

With 28,864 units underway, Orlando’s development pipeline remained sturdy. After the 11,960 units that came online last year, another 654 units were delivered in January. However, construction activity will likely cool until lending conditions improve.

Read the full Yardi Matrix Orlando Multifamily Market Report: March 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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