Transaction Trends in Small Multifamily Assets

  • A high percentage of U.S. multifamily inventory is in small properties, and a significant percentage of multifamily renters live in small properties. In the capital markets world, investment in and financing of smaller assets is very active. 
  • Small assets (five to 50 units each and $10 million or under in sales price) represented a moderate 9% of total multifamily sales volume in 2018 (through August), but 39% of all transactions.
  • Sales volume for full-year 2018 is expected to exceed the nearly $12 billion annual average of the past three years.
  • Total transactions volume year-to-date is 4.5% higher than last year.
  • Small assets tend to be older properties that generally have high occupancy levels.

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