- Vacancy has been stable in 2018, and the rate ended the third quarter at 4.4 percent. The current vacancy rate is 50 basis points higher than one year ago.
- Rent growth gained momentum in recent months, following a slow first half of the year. Asking rents gained 1.4 percent in the third quarter and, at $846 per month, are up 2.4 percent year over year.
- After a very strong first half of the year, investment conditions cooled slightly in the third quarter. While sales velocity slowed in the third quarter, year-to-date transaction volume is still ahead of the pace recorded in 2017.