Conventional Multifamily
Series: Market Update

Up Close and Local: Austin

Austin has ranked as the strongest apartment market performer in Texas as of late, recording healthy occupancy and registering by far the best rent growth.

Building activity remains aggressive, however, which could create some challenges if local economic growth slows from its recent red-hot levels. Furthermore, with apartment sector investors looking to deploy so much capital here, buy-in won’t be cheap.

Join RealPage analysts Greg Willett and Adam Couch for a conversation exploring key drivers that will influence achievable occupancy and rent growth in Austin apartments over the near term.

Discussion topics include:

  • Composition of the metro economy and patterns in job production
  • Building volumes
  • Neighborhood-level opportunities and challenges

Greg Willett

Chief Economist, RealPage, Inc.

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 Couch

Market 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.

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