Reno Multifamily Market Report
Developers Get Ahead of Employer Expansions, but
Major Supply Wave Will be Absorbed Over Time
Large-scale projects alter market conditions. Reno’s apartment sector is likely to face some near-term volatility as a historically large construction pipeline collides with the highest vacancy rate since 2017. Responding to recent population and economic growth, developers are underway on at least eight projects that each comprise more than 300 rentals — with another four featuring upward of 200 units. The influx of sizable complexes is poised to increase concession usage and vacancy, specifically in inner-ring and outer suburbs where most of these rentals are concentrated. Rising unit availability will translate to a nominal shift in rents this year, maintaining a more than $2,000 gap between the average monthly mortgage payment and the metro’s mean effective rate. This disparity represents a boon for the rental sector, as it will limit housing options for many residents, supporting positive absorption.