Special Reports

U.S. Apartment Demand through 2035

July, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

The National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) commissioned Hoyt Advisory Services and Eigen10 Advisors, LLC to conduct a study about apartment demand. The study estimates the number of apartment units that will be needed through 2035 at the national…

Property Management Industry Pulse

October, 2021 | Updated July, 2022

Top Challenges and Needs in Rental Housing In July and August 2021, AppFolio sponsored an online survey of rental housing providers in the United States, conducted by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and ndp | analytics. The survey, which received a total of 1,048 responses, focused on the…

Apartment Affordability by Percentage of Rent-to-Income

September, 2021 | Updated September, 2021

During 2020, U.S renter households in professionally managed properties spent on average 27% of their income on rent. Understandably, there is a broad variation in the share of income renters spend on rent at the state level. Primarily, income levels and rental rates are key contributing factors to…

The Complexities of the Digital Generation: Insights From the NAA/SatisFacts/ApartmentRatings Survey on Gen Z

July, 2021 | Updated July, 2021

Generation Z prevails above other generations as the most ethnically diverse and best educated. To better understand housing trends for this generation, the National Apartment Association in partnership with SatisFacts/ApartmentRatings conducted a survey of Gen Z renters in November/December 2020.…

Modeling the Impacts of Rent Control

November, 2019 | Updated August, 2022

Recent findings by the National Apartment Association (NAA) illustrate rent control’s potential and devastating effects on four major U.S. cities. NAA’s analysis shows that these policies decrease the housing supply, harm the condition of existing housing stock and lower property values, which…

Technology in Apartment Living: Are We as Smart as We Think?

August, 2019 | Updated March, 2021

During the latter half of 2016, the National Apartment Association (NAA) conducted a nationwide amenity survey. Apartment community owners and operators were supplied with a list of 43 amenities and asked which ones they had upgraded or added during the previous two years. Of these amenities, five…

The Transformation of Parking

July, 2018 | Updated March, 2021

Multiple factors are converging to disrupt everything we know about parking: Its physical structure, format, design, cost and, perhaps most important, demand. The urban revival leading to a reduction in the need for parking, electronic vehicles, autonomous vehicles and the sharing economy as it…

Barriers to Apartment Construction Index

July, 2018 | Updated October, 2020

July 2020 Update: In 2020, four cities were recast, mainly due to lack of geographical dispersion of responses in the 2019 survey. See individual market updates below for Boston, Chicago, Portland and Seattle. Affordability is a complex issue and can be driven by diverse factors including income…

Adding Value in the Age of Amenities Wars

April, 2017 | Updated July, 2018

From helipads to breweries to concierge services that can just about read a resident’s mind, amenities have been a hot topic in the apartment industry for years, and the bar just keeps getting higher. For apartment owners and operators who have neither the capital nor even the demand for these over…