Colliers to share the latest numbers on Atlanta’s multifamily investments market, which is now ranked No. 3 in the nation.
On a macro level, multifamily remains a top performing sector, accounting for 40% of investment sales year-to-date. The Sun Belt, comprised of seven of the top 10 top markets, continues to drive investments, with Dallas leading sales at $8.2 billion, followed by Phoenix at $4.2 billion and Atlanta at $4.0 billion.
Last year, Atlanta’s sales hit $16 billion, a value nearly equaling the volume of 2018 to 2020 combined. A number of factors, including population net migration, a growing tech sector, an abundance of major employers and lower taxes, are behind heightened demand in Atlanta and other top markets.
Nationwide, COVID-19 boosted the importance of multifamily, as many employers temporarily or permanently shifted to remote or hybrid work models. To garner interest, multifamily property owners are now providing work-from-home amenities and even co-working space at Class A communities.
In the near term, suburban multifamily communities may fare better than urban communities as fewer employers return to the office, commutes are lessened and demand grows for larger, less costly space.
If you’re interested in learning more about U.S. multifamily investments sales, you can view Colliers’ multifamily “Quick Hits” report, here.