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Tampa Multifamily Market Report – February 2024

Tampa Multifamily Market Report February 2024
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Strong Supply, Steady Demand

Tampa’s multifamily market posted steady progress in 2023, recording more typical performance following two remarkable years, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Tampa multifamily market report. The average rent closed the year at $1,793, following a 0.3% decline on a trailing three-month basis through December, on par with the U.S. rate, which clocked in at $1,709, as reported in the national multifamily market outlook. Still, demand remained stubbornly steady. The occupancy rate in stabilized properties reflected that, down just 50 basis points in the 12 months ending in November, to 94.1%, despite three consecutive years of record deliveries.

Tampa employment expanded 3.1% in the 12 months ending in October 2023, or 41,500 net jobs, well ahead of the 2.3% U.S. figure. In addition, the metro’s jobless rate stood at 3.1% in November, outperforming the 3.7% national figure. While market conditions remained positive, the rate was 50 basis points higher than in January 2023. Financial activities and information are the two sectors that lost jobs in the 12 months ending in October, shedding 6,700 positions combined. Education and health services led gains, adding 25,800 jobs, accounting for more than half of the total.

Developers delivered 8,384 units in 2023, a new decade high for Tampa. Of the 22,263 units underway in December, 14,683 apartments broke ground in 2023, marking a 50% increase from 2022’s figure. Meanwhile, the annual investment volume totaled just $1.7 billion, and the price per unit fell 18% year-over-year.

Read the full Tampa Multifamily Market Report: February 2024

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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