Series: Market Update
2021 U.S. Apartment Market Outlook
The economic landscape in early 2021 looks drastically different than what was seen just one year ago. Apartment demand varies widely from one market to another and many owners and operators are still cutting rents. At the same time, construction is still near the multi-decade highs and has resulted in many speculating how investors might deploy capital as we move ahead. As overall strategies have shifted, what is the near-term future likely to hold?
Join RealPage analysts Greg Willett and Adam Couch for a lively conversation about the key storylines for the apartment market anticipated over the next 12 months or so, exploring some of the trends we see taking shape nationally, by metro, and in some cases on the neighborhood level.
Discussion topics include:
- Expectations for the economy and apartment demand
- Apartment construction trends
- The occupancy and rent growth outlook
- 2021 expected metro stand-out performers
- Today’s apartment investment appetite
Greg facilitates the alignment of the firm’s technology and analytics solutions with rental housing sector needs and opportunities. He is well versed on rental housing market fundamentals and activity nationally, by metro and in individual neighborhoods. Greg is active in industry organizations such as the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute and the National Apartment Association. He provides commentary for national and local business media.
Adam CouchMarket Analyst, RealPage, Inc.
Adam Couch is a Market Analyst for RealPage, Inc. He is the co-host of RealPage’s weekly market webcasts that feature analysis and insights on macro and micro level trends shaping national and local apartment performance. Adam also has been a featured speaker at several multifamily housing industry conferences and regularly provides commentary for national and local business media. Prior to joining Realpage, Adam worked in the foreign exchange and futures industry where he focused specifically in capital markets.
He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas. Adam was also a part of the Student Investment Group and travelled extensively throughout China, where he studied international policy and its impact on macroeconomics.