May Apartment Jobs Snapshot
The Apartment Jobs Snapshot is a new monthly product from NAAEI highlighting labor force trends in the rental housing industry. It examines the total job posting trends by position, category and geography, as well as providing fresh and detailed updates for industry employers. The snapshot will feature enhanced quarterly editions with more expansive data, starting in April 2018.
Leasing season is upon us, confirmed by May’s edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot. The number of available positions in the apartment industry now numbers more than 10,000, with nearly one in four jobs in leasing. For the first time this year, Denver and Phoenix did not rank in the top 5 for apartment jobs, replaced by secondary and tertiary markets such as San Antonio, Austin and Jacksonville. San Antonio topped the list as measured by the proportion of apartment jobs of all real estate sector jobs, and has a strong need for property managers. This month’s spotlight highlights maintenance managers and supervisors. In addition to requiring typical maintenance tech skills, employers are looking for managers with budgeting, property management, and organizational skills.