Quick Takeaways

  • Multifamily housing is an increasingly popular option for homeowners of all ages, not just the stereotypical young couple and/or older adults.
  • Multifamily housing comes in many shapes and sizes from the well-known options like apartments and condominiums to students housing and mixed use developments.
  • Multifamily housing in today’s market reflects residents desires – it often contains a home gym, smart/green technology, and inviting outdoor space.

Source: Multifamily Housing (National Association of Home Builders)

The multifamily market did not escape the many changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though it was predicated that people would leave their city apartments and condos in droves, the market is already on the rebound. Amenities are at an all-time high, as home offices, gyms, and individual outdoor spaces are often seen as necessities in a post-COVID world.

The multifamily market is back with a bang! Properties that were completely changed because of COVID-19, like shopping malls, are being converted in multiuse residences. Due to the low inventory and record high prices of single family homes, many first time homebuyers are opting for condos.

There are many option for investing in multifamily properties. Not everyone has the desire or capital to buy or build an entire apartment complex, though the apartment market does seem to be on the upswing post-COVID. If you are interested in investing in multifamily properties, but do not want to manage a property, you may be interested in a real estate syndication.

From eviction moratoriums to a historically hot housing market, it has been an interesting two years for property managers. However, many property managers that managed to keep residents feeling happy and safe throughout COVID-19, listening to their concerns and acting fast. Multifamily management, according to some, is in for a technology disruption in the coming months and years.

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