Jacksonville Multifamily Market Report
Normalized Rent Growth Reinforces Jacksonville’s Cost
Advantage Over Other Major Florida Metros
Local demand outperforming Sunshine State counterparts. During the year ended in June, approximately 3,230 units were absorbed on net, topping every other major Florida metro during the span. This was, however, a downshift from 2021’s historic volumes, which motivated significant groundbreakings at the time. With much of that pipeline materializing in 2023 amid weaker household formation, vacancy has undergone a rapid loosening over the last year. While this climb has nearly flattened rent growth marketwide, greater stability in effective rents may actually help bolster multifamily demand longer-term. By the end of this year, Jacksonville’s average effective rent will be more than $300 per month below any other major Florida metro — the largest margin on record — likely motivating regional transplants to enter the local renter pool.