Los Angeles Q2 Multifamily Market Report: Vacancy Tightens for Fourth Straight Quarter


Los Angeles Multifamily market report snapshot for Q2 2022
  • The Los Angeles multifamily market performed well in the first six months of 2022. Occupancy reached its highest level in more than three years, which helped fuel rapid rent increases. The investment market has remained active and competitive to this point, despite rising interest rates. Additionally, per-unit pricing has trended higher thus far in 2022.
  • Area vacancy tightened for its fourth consecutive period, dropping 30 basis points in the second quarter to 3.6 percent. Year over year, the rate improved by 90 basis points.
  • Asking rents continued to rise at an accelerating rate in recent months. During the second quarter, apartment rents rose 5.2 percent to $2,352 per month. Year over year, local rents are up 17.7 percent.
  • The investment market has been in a strong position through the first half of this year. The median price through the second quarter is $350,000 per unit, up 20 percent from the 2021 figure. Cap rates have remained low, averaging around 3.8 percent in the last three months.

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