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Richmond Multifamily Market Report – April 2024

Richmond Multifamily Market Report April 2024
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Economic Stability Supports Rental Market

After seven months of either staying flat or declining, national rents rebounded slightly as spring approached, as noted in the most recent US multifamily market report. In Richmond, rents were up 0.2% on a trailing three-month basis through February, to an average of $1,500, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Richmond multifamily market report. Meanwhile, the U.S. figure remained negative, down 0.1%. Year-over-year, Richmond rates were up 2.5%, well ahead of the 0.6% national figure. Meanwhile, occupancy saw an unusual improvement over the same period, up 10 basis points, to 94.7%, as of February.

The area’s economy showed signs of stability, as unemployment was 2.9% in December in both Richmond and Hampton Roads, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was 10 basis points lower than Virginia’s overall rate. The metro’s labor pool expanded by 1.3% in 2023, adding 22,400 jobs. Leisure and hospitality led growth with 8,000 jobs, followed by education and health services (4,800 jobs). In December, a significant milestone was achieved in the development of the upcoming 162-mile passenger route connecting Raleigh, N.C., and Richmond. The U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $1 billion grant for the project.

Supply showed no sign of dwindling, as Richmond and Hampton Roads had a total 14,146 units under construction as of February.  Both completions and construction starts improved year-over-year, as developers brought 5,986 units online in 2023 and started work on 6,593 units across the metro.

Read the full Yardi Matrix Richmond Multifamily Market Report: April 2024

About the author

Tudor Scolca-Seusan

Tudor Scolca-Seusan has worked as an Associate Editor with Yardi for a combined four years. He is focused on writing Yardi Matrix multifamily market reports, in-depth articles and interviews/Q&As for Commercial Property Executive, specializing in industrial real estate and data centers.

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