Multifamily Market Still Strong, Says Freddie Mac
Digested from “Freddie Mac Forecasts Strong Year for Multifamily Markets”
Freddie Mac press release (3/2/15)
Freddie Mac predicts that in 2015 multifamily supply will continue to beat prerecession levels, starts and completions will remain above average for the next few years and the multifamily capitalization rate will stay under 6 percent.
Although most key indictors remain strong, the mortgage funder also predicts that “depending on how much pent-up demand is released, demand could continue to outpace supply.” In addition, vacancy rates will start to increase in some metro areas and will revert to their historical norms in some cities, including Baltimore, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.