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IRVINE, CA—The multifamily sector showed the most robust growthamongst all CRE sectors—multifamily, office, industrial, retail andhotel—in the first quarter of 2019, according to Ten-X Commercial’sMultifamily Market Outlook.

The first quarter of 2019 marked the first time in five yearsthere was a decline in the number of new rental properties comingto market, according to the report. This decrease helped themultifamily market vacancy rate hold steady in the upper-4% range,the level it’s been since Q3 2018. Yet these figures are relativeas the actual number of vacant apartment units remains at itshighest since mid-2012, Ten-X reported. As the number of newapartments begins to decline, those on the market will be rentedfaster.

Construction is expected to scale down next year, causingvacancies to rise to a predicted 5.7% before quickly being absorbeddue to the continuing increase of household formations, Ten-X ChiefEconomist Peter Muoio said in prepared remarks.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.