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Apartment construction is booming in the Airport Area submarket in Orange County. According to a new report from JLL, the business district office submarket has 2,203 housing units currently under construction and 4,845 approved for construction. This is a significant addition to the nearly 12,000 units that already exist in the submarket.

“Orange County’s workforce is growing, the most recent June update from the California EDD shows the county’s nonfarm employment at 1,673,100, the largest on record,” Jared Dienstag, research manager at JLL, tells GlobeSt.com. “Many of these employees are millennials and prefer to live in multi-family housing. In the last 10 years, Orange County’s workforce has increased by 282,500, or 20 percent. As Orange County’s primary business district, it is not a surprise that multi-family development has been rampant in the area with people looking to trim daily commutes, so they have a short drive, or even bike or walk to work.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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