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Missoula Apartments: Market Report | Q3 2020

What’s Up with Apartments in Missoula?

A survey of over 5,600 market rate apartment units in Missoula found a vacancy rate of 1.2%. The survey also found increasing rents and no incentives. “Last year at this same time, the vacancy rate was 3.3%,” said Matt Mellott of Sterling CRE Advisors. “Everyone in the rental market feels a 2% drop in vacancy, whether that means paying more for rent or struggling to find a place when you need to move.”

Sterling CRE Advisors performs a market survey of apartments in Missoula and their vacancy every quarter. To put a 1.2% vacancy rate in perspective, cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles register long-term vacancy rates below 4%. “A vacancy rate this low is concerning,” said Nick Chaussee, Sterling CRE Advisor. “Through a commercial real estate lens, there is a huge amount of opportunity for development in Missoula. But that’s in the long range. The reality right now is that rents are rising fast and apartments are scarce. A clear path forward for developers is key to righting the ship.”

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