Market Intelligence: Q2 Heartland & Great Plains Region Update
Join RealPage® multifamily market experts Arben Skivjani and Carl Whitaker for a discussion of the nation’s Heartland and Great Plains region.
While demographic and economic headwinds are, in theory, near-term challenges for this specific subset of apartment markets, that hasn’t prevented many of the major regional markets from showing opportunity and future promise for owners, operators and investors alike.
Further, strategy-specific niche plays like 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 in this educational update include:
- Des Moines
- Fayetteville (AR)
- Kansas City
- Little Rock
- Oklahoma City
- Sioux Falls
- St. Louis
Arben Skivjani serves as a Deputy Chief Economist and Data Scientist for RealPage, Inc. His primary focus is on forecasting and econometric modeling, economic impact studies, reporting and analysis of macroeconomic trends 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.
Arben is heavily involved in the Dallas/Fort Worth Association for Business Economics where he currently serves as Vice President and is a member the National Association for Business Economics.
Arben holds a master’s degree in economics from The University of Alabama.
Carl WhitakerDirector of Research & Analysis, Market Analytics, RealPage, Inc.
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.