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In October’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, over 13,300 apartment jobs were available, accounting for 40.4 percent of the broader real estate sector. Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, Portland, OR and Seattle had the highest share of apartment job openings. This month’s edition highlights property managers/community managers, with median market salaries reaching $38,529. The demand for experienced property managers was highest in Durham, Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh and Seattle. In addition to requiring typical property management skills, employers are seeking talent with budgeting, Yardi Software, communication, Microsoft Office, and organizational skills.
A resurgence of apartment leasing activity during Q3 2020 yielded strong demand for skilled professionals. In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the multifamily sector comprised nearly 44.0 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, surpassing the 5-year average of 30.9 percent. Maintenance talent was the most sought after, as residents are spending more time at home, the need for repairs and maintenance has increased significantly. Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Houston lead the U.S. for apartment job demand. Leasing activity was also resilient for student housing sector, as students are in search of housing nearby their campus.
In August’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, more than 14,600 positions were available in the multifamily sector. Markets with the highest concentration of job postings included Indianapolis, Columbus, Dallas, Louisville, KY, and Austin. This month’s spotlight highlights Leasing Consultants. The demand for these positions was more than 4 times the national average in Austin, where the average time to fill for apartment jobs was just 34 days. The top specialized skills employers are looking for included leasing, customer service, property management, sales, and Yardi Software.
Apartment jobs remained durable during the month of July. Multifamily job opportunities comprised over 46 percent of the real estate sector during July, far exceeding the 2019 monthly average of 39 percent. In July’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, the number of available positions in the apartment sector totaled over 15,000.
Major Texas markets such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin led the nation with the highest concentration of job postings. In Denver, the demand for maintenance technicians was more than 3 times the U.S average, and median market salaries also exceeded the national median. The top specialized skills employers are seeking included plumbing, repair, HVAC, carpentry skills, and painting.
Despite the uncertainty and economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, apartment hiring stood resilient during Q2 2020. In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the apartment industry comprised nearly 44.0 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, well above the 5-year average of 31.5 percent. Property manager positions were the most sought after, as they play a critical role in ensuring that all COVID-19 safety precautions are in effect. Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Seattle ranked highest for apartment job demand. Leasing momentum for student housing is increasing as most universities will open to on-campus classes, resulting in high demand for leasing consultants.
Multifamily careers continued to remain durable amidst the pandemic. In May’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, the number of available positions in the apartment industry amounted to nearly 13,000 job openings, in-line with recent years. Metros with the highest concentration of job postings included Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Portland, and Dallas.
This month’s spotlight highlights maintenance managers and supervisors. In Seattle, the demand for these positions was more than 3 times the U.S average, and median market salaries also exceeded the national median. The top specialized skills employers are seeking included repair, plumbing, HVAC, property management, and carpentry skills.
Over 9,700 apartment jobs were available in the month of April, making up 42.2 percent of the real estate sector. San Antonio drove open positions at over 62 percent, followed by secondary markets Houston, Austin, Kansas City and San Diego. April's edition highlights Property Manager/Community Manager positions, with a median salary of $58,411. Among the top specialized skills employers look for are property management, budgeting and Yardi software.
Nearly 41.0 percent of available real estate jobs in the nation were in the apartment sector during Q1 2020, well above the five-year average of 31.1 percent. Demand for apartment jobs continued to show strength despite interruptions from COVID-19, although it's important to note that the impacts did not fully hit the economy until the last two weeks of the data collection period. Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. continued to lead in highest concentration of apartment job availabilities during the Q1 2020.
There were over 11,000 apartment job postings in February, making up 39.7 percent of the broader real estate sector. The highest concentration of job postings were in Jacksonville, Austin, Kansas City, Houston and San Antonio. February's edition spotlights the Leasing Consultant, with the greatest concentration for demand in Austin. In addition to leasing skills, employers are seeking candidates with strong customer service skills, sales skills, property management skills and experience with Yardi Software.
Over 14,000 jobs were available in January, accounting for 41.2 percent of the real estate sector. The five areas driving open positions were Kansas City, Austin, Raleigh, Nashville and Indianapolis. This month's spotlight highlights the maintenance technician, with a median salary of $37,228. Denver had the highest location quotient, meaning demand in this market was 3 times the U.S. average. The top specialized skills included plumbing, repair, HVAC, carpentry and painting.