Conventional Multifamily
Series: Market Update

Up Close and Local: Tampa

The Tampa Bay apartment market was a strong performer in early 2020, but the impact of COVID-19 now has damaged the local economy. One of the pieces of good news here, however, is that rent collections are coming in a levels better than is the case in Florida’s most reliant on tourism/hospitality. Will investors might be a little hesitant to deploy capital in a market got hit hard in the Great Recession?

Join RealPage analysts Greg Willett and Arben Skivjani for an examination of how the Tampa Bay apartment market is faring in the age of COVID-19.

Discussion topics include:

  • The local economy
  • Property transaction volumes and pricing
  • Neighborhood-level standout performers and comparative laggards

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.

Arben Skivjani

Economist & Data Scientist, RealPage, Inc.

Arben Skivjani is an Economist and Data Scientist for RealPage, Inc. His primary focus is on forecasting and modeling, economic impact studies, reporting and analysis of macroeconomic indicators that affect the multifamily industry. Prior to joining RealPage, Arben worked for several government and private sector entities, including the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, Center for Business and Economic Development at the University of Alabama and Camoin Associates in Upstate New York. As a native of Kosovo, Arben worked on several projects for the United Nations World Health Organization and the European Agency for Reconstruction in Southeastern Europe.

Arben is an active member the Dallas/Fort Worth Association for Business Economics and the National Association for Business Economics and served as a vice president and board member Alabama Economics Club.

Arben graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University at Montgomery and a master’s degree in economics from The University of Alabama.

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