Metro Reports Multifamily Market Real Estate Trends

Pittsburgh Multifamily Market Report – April 2023

Pittsburgh Multifamily Market Report April 2023
Photo by Wirestock/

Read the latest Yardi Matrix Pittsburgh Multifamily Market Report.

Rental Market Holds Steady

Pittsburgh’s multifamily market has shown resilience while navigating nationwide economic issues, with rent growth at 0.2%, on a trailing three-month basis as of February. Meanwhile the U.S. rate remained flat month-over-month, down 0.1% on a three-month basis, to an overall average of $1,702, as seasonal trends and economic pressures continue to impact the rental market. The metro’s average occupancy rate in stabilized assets was 95.7% as of January, 50 basis points above the national rate.

Pittsburgh’s economy recorded stable performance throughout 2022, having added 32,700 jobs, up 2.7% year-over-year. The metro has consistently registered below the national rate of employment growth, but its jobless rate outperformed both Pennsylvania and Philadelphia by solid margins at the end of last year. Large-scale medical projects by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, such as its Presbyterian Hospital and Mercy Pavilion developments, should bolster what is already the economic cornerstone of the metro.

Investment activity in 2022 was strong, at $279 million, posting the metro’s second-best year for sales in the past decade, but volume was slow out of the gate in 2023, as ongoing concerns about the credit environment pressured buyers. Development was solid, with 2,095 units under construction, following the market’s strongest year for deliveries since 2016.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Pittsburgh Report-April 2023

About the author

Alex Girda

Alex Girda is a senior editor with Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive who has a decade of experience within the real estate industry. Following a stint as a researcher for PropertyShark, he became a city page editor for the two trade publications, and now also works with Yardi Matrix on their multifamily metro outlooks.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment