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Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Report

According to several demographic statistics, including the U.S. Consensus Bureau, Phoenix is without a doubt one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. In fact, it is considered the fastest growing in the nation over the last five years. Arizona’s capital is now home to over 1.7 million residents. This growth fuels the demand for more residences and ultimately the multifamily market in The Valley of the Sun.

Archwest Capital gathers the latest multifamily real estate statistics in Phoenix each quarter covering the top stats for multifamily property cap rates, rentalssales, and construction statistics.

Within the Phoenix multifamily report, we also cover the capital market stats with the latest asset valuesales volumecap rates, and real estate buyer / owner information.

Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Report 2021 - Archwest Capital Multifamily Loans

Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Market Stats

The total asset value of Phoenix’s multifamily real estate market is currently $78B. The sales volume during the last year nearly reached $10B at $9.9B total with an average sale price per unit of $203K. The cap rate of Phoenix multifamily real estate is currently 4.2%.

Total Asset Value: $78B
Sales Volume (Last 12 Months): $7.7B
Market Sale Price / Unit: $203,000
12 Month Market Sale Price / Unit: 21.2%
Cap Rate: 4.5%

Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Sales Volume by Buyer Type & Origin (Past 12 Months)

Below are the respective buyer types and their origins vis-a-vis being a local, national, or international buyer of multifamily property in Phoenix.

Buyer Type:

Private: 57%
User: 1%
Institutional: 20%
Private Equity: 21%
REIT / Public: 1%

Buyer Origin:

Local: 9%
National: 84%
Foreign: 7%

Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Asset Value by Owner Type & Origin (Past 12 Months)

Below are the respective owner types and their origins vis-a-vis being a local, national, or international owner of multifamily property in Phoenix.

Owner Type:

Private: 56%
User: 8%
REIT / Public: 6%
Institutional: 19%
Private Equity: 11%

Owner Origin:

Local: 21%
National: 74%
Foreign: 5%

Top Phoenix Multifamily Real Estate Property Statistics

The total amount of multifamily unit deliveries over the past 12 months in Phoenix is 9,025 with a net absorption of 14,925 units. The average vacancy rate of all multifamily properties in the area is 5.0% with a 12 month rent growth of 17.0%.

12 Month Deliveries (Units): 9,025
12 Month Net Absorption (Units): 14,925
Vacancy Rate: 5.0%
12 Month Rent Growth: 17.0%

Key Indicators for Multifamily Properties in Phoenix Based on Rating

4 & 5 Star

Units: 146,768
Vacancy Rate: 6.5%
Asking Rent: $1,663
Absorption Units: 2,349
Delivered Units: 2,616
Under Construction Units: 17,765

3 Star

Units: 132,391
Vacancy Rate: 3.6%
Asking Rent: $1,248
Absorption Units: 929
Delivered Units: 0
Under Construction Units: 2,733

1 & 2 Star

Units: 58,191
Vacancy Rate: 4.4%
Asking Rent: $935
Absorption Units: 239
Delivered Units: 0
Under Construction Units: 0

Phoenix Multifamily Sales Statistics (Past 12 Months)

Phoenix had 477 total multifamily properties exchange hands over the last year. The average price for the properties was $20.8M with an average sale of $203K / unit. The average vacancy of the multifamily properties sold was 5.8% at the time of sale.

Sales Comparables: 477
Average Price / Unit:
Average Price of Multifamily Property:
Average Vacancy at Sale: 5.8%

Top Phoenix Multifamily Property Sales (Past 12 Months)

The Top 5 Multifamily Transactions in Phoenix are listed below. They are ranked by the total dollar amount involved in the transaction.

1) *Rating: 4
Year Built: 1996
Units: 832
Price (Unit): $178,500,000 ($214,543)
Price / SF: $247

2) *Rating: 4
Year Built: 2008
Units: 523
Price (Unit): $146,000,000 ($279,158)
Price / SF: $243

3) *Rating: 4
Year Built: 1999
Units: 576
Price (Units): $145,250,000 ($252,170)
Price / SF: $285

4) *Rating: 4
Year Built: 1997
Units: 480
Price (Unit): $131,000,000 ($272,916)
Price / SF: $281

5) *Rating: 5
Year Built: 2014
Units: 389
Price (Units): $129,250,000 ($332,262)
Price / SF: $323

*Rating is 1-5, 5 being the best

Phoenix Multifamily Construction Projects Stats

Phoenix currently has 77 active multifamily properties under construction bringing an aggregate of 20,447 new units to the area. This represents 6.1% of the current multifamily inventory in Arizona’s capital.

Properties Currently Under Construction: 77
Total Amount of Multifamily Units:
Percent of Inventory:
Average # of Units: 266

Top Phoenix Multifamily Projects Under Construction

The Top 5 Multifamily Projects Under Construction in Phoenix are listed below. They are ranked by the amount of units added to the total multifamily real estate inventory.

1) Rating*: 3
Project Completion:
Q4 2022

2) Rating*: 4
Project Completion:
Q2 2023

3) Rating*: 4
Project Completion:
Q2 2023

4) Rating*: 5
Project Completion:
Q4 2021

5) Rating*: 4
Project Completion:
Q3 2022

*Rating is 1-5, 5 being the best


Data Sources: Archwest Capital & CoStar 


Phoenix, AZ Multifamily Loan Products

Archwest Capital’s commercial real estate experts provide multifamily market insights in Phoenix with the statistics above, and also have access to various financing options. Learn more about Archwest Capital’s Arizona Multifamily Loan Products here. Our team is happy to help with any questions you may have regarding potential multifamily investments in Arizona.

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