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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.
In this edition of NAAEI's Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job listings for the apartment industry covered almost 40 percent of positions available in the real estate sector during the fourth quarter. Organizational skills, Yardi Software and writing were the top skills with the most increase compared to 2014. Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. continued to lead with the greatest demand for apartment jobs. San Antonio had the highest number of apartment jobs in December, followed closely by Houston.
In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the apartment industry continued to mirror the strong demand for apartments. During Q3 2019, openings in the apartment sector comprised 41.6 percent of positions available in the real estate sector. Leasing Consultant job postings increased by 1.5 percentage points year-over-year. Compared to five years ago, there has been an increase in employers seeking candidates who are skilled in Yardi Software, Microsoft Office and teamwork/collaboration. Consistent with Q3 2018, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. had the greatest demand for apartment jobs.
In August’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, more than 14,000 positions were available in the apartment industry as apartment communities reached their peak for this year’s leasing season. The highest concentration of job postings was in Columbus, Virginia Beach, Austin, Portland, and Orlando debuting for the first time this year. Central Florida has seen robust population and job growth which in turn has increased apartment demand. This month’s spotlight highlights Leasing Consultants. The demand for these positions was more than 4 times the U.S average in Austin. The top specialized skills employers are looking for included leasing, customer service, property management, sales, and Yardi Software.
By the end of 2019, the apartment labor market delivered a strong performance. Demand for apartments reached record levels during the year, with secondary markets Denver, Austin, San Antonio, and Raleigh in the lead with the highest demand for apartment industry professionals. Job demand in these areas coincided with their strong apartment market fundamentals during the year, most notably with new deliveries. In Raleigh, salaries for property managers were above the U.S. average, and leasing consultant salaries were particularly competitive in Austin and Denver. Maintenance positions were the most sought after during 2019.
In November's edition of NAAEI's Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job listings in the apartment industry made up 39.4 percent of the real estate sector. The five areas with the highest concentration of job postings were Virginia Beach, Austin, Seattle, Denver and Indianapolis, with Austin and Seattle falling in line with each other. The spotlight this month highlights the assistant property manager, and the greatest concentration of demand was in Denver, with Seattle following close behind. The top specialized skills employers look for are property management, customer service, Yardi Software, budgeting and bookkeeping.
Healthy levels of new construction coupled with the summer leasing season led to increased demand for apartment workers in July. More than 2 out of 5 positions available in the real estate industry were in the apartment sector.
Denver is the only metropolitan area which has ranked in the top 5 for demand every month this year. July’s edition spotlights the Maintenance Technician position with Nashville and Charlotte having the greatest concentration of demand. Given the high demand for maintenance techs across the country, market salaries shown reflect the higher end of the pay scale.
In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the apartment industry remained robust during the second quarter of 2019. Openings in the apartment sector comprised 38 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, well above the average of 30.1 percent. Available maintenance positions had a significant year-over-year increase, up by 2.6 percent. Since 2014, positions requiring skills in Yardi Software, team collaboration, and time management have notably increased. Denver, Austin, and Raleigh markets topped the charts for apartment job demand.
Leasing season has officially begun, and property management companies are preparing for an increase in traffic, new leases, and apartment turnovers. In May’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, the number of available positions in the apartment industry amounted to more than 11,000 job openings, with the highest concentration of job postings in Portland, San Antonio, Raleigh, Denver, and Austin. This month’s spotlight highlights maintenance managers and supervisors. The demand for these positions was more than 3 times the U.S average in Seattle. The top specialized skills employers are looking for included plumbing, repair, HVAC, and property management skills.
In preparation for the impending leasing season, over 8,000 apartment jobs were available during April, accounting for 37 percent of the broader real estate sector. Open positions were driven primarily by secondary markets Raleigh, Kansas City, Denver, Portland and Las Vegas.
April’s edition highlights Property Manager/Community Manager positions, with a median salary of $42,059. In addition to property management experience, employers are seeking candidates with strong budgeting skills, staff management skills, and experience with property management software. The recent influx of new supply in the Raleigh MSA has contributed to the high concentration of demand for property managers.