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Apartment Management, Rental, and Leasing

SIC 6513 | NAICS 531110 & 531311

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Apartment Rental  (view report)
Property Management  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Apartment Association
Units Magazine

Monthly trade journal features news and information for the multifamily housing industry, with topics covered in each issue including industry trends and outlook, property management and marketing,  products and services, interviews with leading industry participants, and profiles of innovative firms and properties. Selected feature articles from current and archived issues are available free online.

First Research

Residential Real Estate Brokerage and Management
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Multifamily Housing Council
Research and Insight

Research section provides a comprehensive selection of newsletters and reports for the multifamily housing market, with resources available in this section including "Quick Facts & Figures", "Market Trends Newsletter", "Research Notes Newsletter", "NHMC Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions", and "Top 50 Owners and Managers". Selected information is available free online.

CBRE, Inc.
U.S. Multifamily MarketView

Quarterly publication provides information on current market conditions, statistics, and trends for the multifamily housing industry, with topics addressed in the report including U.S. supply and demand outlook, demand growth in major markets, vacancy rate in major markets, construction permits and completions, rent and revenue growth, underwriting and lending, and investment activity and returns.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Apartment Rental and Leasing  Search for "531110"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

The Institute of Real Estate Management
Income/Expense Analysis®: Conventional Apartments
Income/Expense Analysis®: Federally Assisted Apartments

Annual surveys provide detailed income and expense information for multi-family residential properties, with survey results broken out by type of building (e.g., elevator, low-rise 12 to 24 units, low-rise 25 or more units, garden type, and furnished buildings) on a national, regional, and metropolitan area basis. Sample metropolitan area report, regional map, survey guidelines, and definitions are available online.

National Apartment Association
NAA Survey of Income & Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities

Annual financial survey provides revenue and operating expense data for apartment communities, with survey data presented in dollars per unit, dollars per square foot of rentable area, and as a percentage of gross potential rent and broken out by property type (e.g., garden, mid-rise/high-rise), utility metering (e.g., individual, master), total units, and geographic region. Executive summary is available free online.

Compensation Surveys

National Multifamily Housing Council
NMHC Multifamily Industry Compensation Survey

Annual compensation survey provides base salary, cash bonus, variable pay, and long-term incentive data for corporate, regional, and on-site personnel employed by multifamily residential property owners on a national, regional, state, and metropolitan area basis. Table of contents, job position descriptions, and complete list of corporate and on-site job positions included in the survey are available free online.

CEL & Associates
National Real Estate Compensation & Benefits Survey

Annual compensation survey provides base salary and bonus information for personnel employed by multifamily residential property owners and managers, with survey data broken out by company size (number of employees), company type (e.g., public, private), specialization, geographic region, and metropolitan area. Selected summary data for residential management positions is available online.

The Institute of Real Estate Management
Profile and Compensation Study, ARM® Edition

Triennial salary survey provides compensation and benefits data for accredited residential property managers based on level of education, years of management experience, organization type, type of property managed (e.g., conventionally-financed apartments, affordable/public housing, single-family homes, mobile homes, student housing, and senior housing), portfolio size, and geographic region.

Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Valuation of Apartment Properties
Mills, Parli, Reynolds, 2008

Real estate appraisal publication provides in-depth analysis of the concepts and issues applicable to the multi-unit residential property market, with topics covered in individual chapters including market, neighborhood, site, and property analysis; value concepts; income and expense analysis; and cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. Table of contents is available free online.