Author Archives: Thomas Brophy

About Thomas Brophy

Thomas Brophy is director of research at ABI Multifamily.

Report: Phoenix doesn’t have enough apartments short-term, either

Central Avenue mixed-use project

Despite delivering 22,952 new apartment units from 2011 to 2016, demand vastly exceeded supply by approximately 7,100 units; if based on 2016/17 population estimates which saw Maricopa rank No. 1 in the country in population growth, the deficit rises to approximately 12,000 now and 18,000 by 2020.  In fact, if Medium Range Growth Projections are used,… Read More →

Report: Phoenix multifamily market marks stellar first quarter

Multifamily

The Phoenix metropolitan statistical area (MSA) multifamily market had another stellar first quarter fueled by both robust jobs and population growth. In fact, Maricopa overtook Texas’ Harris County as top spot for population growth adding 81,000 people, an average of 222 new residents per day, between July 1, 2105 to July 1, 2016. Total nonfarm employment… Read More →

Report: Phoenix posts $4.97 billion in apartment sales in 2016

by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

By all accounts, the Phoenix MSA multifamily market had an absolute banner 2016 investment year fueled, in large part, by both robust jobs and population growth. On the jobs front, Phoenix area economic development officials worked overtime in luring a whole host of corporate/regional office relocations, tech/manufacturing company openings and existing business expansions. Top job… Read More →