NAA Industry Insider: Top Apartment Sector Challenges for 2014

The U.S. apartment sector continued to see robust growth last year. However, investors are concerned about looming changes going into 2014, most notably the impact from rising supply; rising interest rates; and the prospects of restructuring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's two largest government-sponsored enterprises. For the nation's top 54 metro areas, CoStar Group forecasts over 240,000 new multifamily housing units will be added this year, followed by a combined nearly 350,000 apartments in 2015 and 2016.

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