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San Antonio Multifamily Market Report – October 2023

San Antonio Multifamily Market Report October 2023
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Persisiting Volatility Softens Fundamentals

The string of Federal Reserve decisions in an attempt to bring down inflation amid a soft landing is prolonging uncertainty, and San Antonio multifamily fundamentals, which are steady but softening, have felt the pinch. According to the latest Yardi Matrix San Antonio multifamily market report, rent growth fell back into negative territory, down 0.1% on a trailing three-month basis through August, to $1,287. Year-over-year, the San Antonio average was down 0.6%, while the U.S. figure rose 1.5%, to $1,728. The metro’s slide was solely due to the Lifestyle segment, where rates dropped 2.2%, while rents in Renter-by-Necessity assets were actually up 1.6%.

In the 12 months ending in June, the metro gained 41,700 jobs, a 4.2% expansion, well ahead of the 2.8% national average. All sectors added jobs, led by leisure and hospitality (7,500 jobs) and education and health services (6,600 jobs). Meanwhile, the unemployment rate clocked in at 4.2% in July, trailing the U.S. and outperforming the state by only 10 basis points. San Antonio’s hosting of high-profile events such as the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW trade show could further bolster the sector’s expansion in the coming years. In addition, San Antonio International Airport will embark on a $2.5 billion upgrade in 2025, with completion slated for 2028.

Development remained healthy, but softened. Deliveries amounted to 2,090 units in 2023 through August and the pipeline had 17,943 units underway. Mirroring the overall trend, transactions moderated sharply, to $560 million in total volume through August.

Read the full Yardi Matrix San Antonio Multifamily Market Report: October 2023

About the author

Anca Gagiuc

Anca Gagiuc brings more than a decade of experience within the real estate industry. She is a senior associate editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News who also writes monthly multifamily reports at Yardi Matrix.

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