Series: Market Update
Up Close and Local: Seattle
While Seattle ranked among the country’s apartment rent growth leaders over the course of the past decade, it’s among the spots where pricing is dropping sharply now. Furthermore, the metro still will have to digest a sizable block of future supply that’s on the way.
Join RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett and Market Analyst Adam Couch for a look at Seattle’s apartment sector prospects.
Discussion topics include:
- Apartment demand influences
- Momentum across the urban core, high-end suburbs and neighborhoods with more moderate pricing
- A messy political environment where rent control and even rent strikes are widely discussed
- Investor interest in the local apartment base
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.