Rental apartment construction soars to 27-year high: WSJ report

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle, in 2006, according to the WSJ

November 21, 2014 |
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Luxury condo developments may grab the headlines, but rental housing is the true workhorse in the booming multifamily sector, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The Journal's Nick Timiraos reports that construction of multifamily housing units—those with five units or more—is running at its strongest 12-month pace since 1989, and that 93% of units in buildings with at least two units are being constructed as rentals.

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle, in 2006, according to the WSJ

Read the full WSJ report.

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