Photo of Jeff Lee Lee: “All signs point to the multifamily sector heating up in 2018.”

BETHESDA, MD—Investors in the multifamily sector are turning their gaze outside the urban core. Capital One’s fourth annual survey of investor sentiment, conducted at the RealShare Apartments conference in Los Angeles, found that 43% are looking at secondary/tertiary markets, or more than twice as many as those who saw the greatest potential for value in urban markets, while another 35% said they see the best opportunities in the suburbs. A year ago, a plurality—47% of respondents—cited urban markets as the leading opportunity.