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Twin Cities Multifamily Market Report – January 2024

Twin Cities Multifamily Market Report January 2024
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Performance Stays Moderate Metrowide

The Minneapolis-St. Paul market showed moderate results toward the end of 2023, with rents down 0.3% on a trailing three-month basis, to $1,473, according to the latest Twin Cities multifamily market report. That was similar to the slide in the national average, which was down 0.2% to $1,713 as of November. Both were affected by seasonal trends. In a rare feat for this year, the average overall occupancy rate in stabilized properties was flat over 12 months in the Twin Cities, at 95.1% in October.

The metro added 32,800 net jobs in the 12 months ending in September 2023, up 1.8%, 60 basis points below the national rate. The unemployment rate clocked in at a very tight 2.9% as of October, 100 basis points lower than the U.S. figure, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A survey conducted by the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve found that high interest rates had a less significant impact on the infrastructure and industrial sectors than on the residential market.

Developers had 18,416 units under construction as of November 2023. Of the apartments underway, more than 8,000 units broke ground in 2023 through November, keeping the pipeline’s pace close to figures recorded in 2022. Investment, on the other hand, saw a major slowdown, with only $631 million in multifamily transactions in the first 11 months of the year. That fell significantly short of the $1.5 billion recorded during the same time frame of 2022.

Read the full Yardi Matrix Twin Cities Multifamily Market Report: January 2024

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Madalina Pojoga

Madalina Pojoga has a background in film studies and performative arts. She has been an associate editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News since 2022. Her current work centers on self storage, the industrial and medical office building sectors, as well as data-driven reports on the multifamily market.

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