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San Jose Multifamily Market Report – March 2024

San Jose Multifamily Market Report March 2024
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Fundamentals Steady Amid Sluggish Economy

While national multifamily rents started 2024 on a downswing as economic growth slowed, San Jose was one of the few metros that recorded positive movement, notes the latest San Jose multifamily market report. The metro’s rents were up 0.1% on a trailing three-month basis through January, while the nation recorded a 0.2% decline, according to the national multifamily market report. Demand in San Jose remained steady, as occupancy improved 20 basis points year-over-year, to 95.9% as of January, 130 basis points above the U.S. rate.

Unemployment climbed to 4.0% in December, the highest rate since October 2021, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the job market slowed, a total of 11,800 jobs were added over the 12-month period ending in November. That accounts for a growth rate of 1.7%—50 basis points behind the 2.2% U.S. figure. The rate exceeded the national figure for the first eight months of the year. Education and health services led growth with 11,100 jobs. A few sectors recorded losses, with manufacturing taking a big hit, down 4,100 jobs for a 2.2% slide.

Development activity reflected a clear downward trend. San Jose had 10,488 units under construction as of January. In 2023, a total of 2,738 units came online, up 10.1% year-over-year. However, construction starts declined by a hefty 69.6% when compared to 2022, signaling an upcoming decline in new supply

Read the full Yardi Matrix San Jose Multifamily Market Report: March 2024

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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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