Market Intelligence: Q2 Great Lakes Region Update
Join RealPage® market experts Carl Whitaker and Natalie Long for commentary on multifamily metros in the Great Lakes region.
These are generally a slow-yet-stable set among U.S. apartment markets. While demographic and economic headwinds are, theoretically, near-term challenges for this specific rental region, they haven’t prevented many of its major markets from showing some opportunity and future promise for owner/operators and investors alike.
Further, strategy-specific niche plays — such as more affordable housing options and college town settings — provide a differentiated avenue for industry professionals who prefer working outside of the nation’s Gateway markets.
Markets included in this educational update include:
- Ann Arbor
- Fort Wayne
- Grand Rapids
- Lafayette-West Lafayette
- Lansing-East Lansing
- South Bend
Carl Whitaker is a Real Estate Economist with RealPage’s Data Analytics division. At RealPage, Carl has specialized in creating industry presentations, market and submarket trend reports and crafting ways in which data can be more easily consumed and leveraged by clients. Carl holds degrees from the University of North Texas, including a Master of Science in Applied Geography.
Natalie LongDirector of Client Success, Market Analytics, RealPage, Inc.
Natalie Long manages client services for the Market Analytics platform in the RealPage Asset Optimization suite. Natalie focuses on empowering clients and their businesses through the use of macro analytics in apartment fundamentals, forecasts and capital markets. Prior to her role in client services, Natalie spent two years as an analyst in RealPage’s market intelligence division following three years as a senior appraisal analyst for JPMorgan Chase. Natalie holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in real estate from Texas A&M University.