Rising Operating Expenses Slam Multifamily Industry

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According to Yardi Matrix data, national total operating expenses for multifamily properties increased 13% from 2020 to 2022. Only two markets saw a slight decrease in operating expenses from 2021 to 2022, while the majority saw increases over 5%.

“Operating expenses are up across the board. In a year where many owners are impacted by massive increases in insurance, taxes, and rising interest rates, the pressure to operate on less is very real,” says Elizabeth Meyers, director of operations, Denver, for Kairoi Residential. “Different communities are impacted in different ways depending on the market and the way they are financed.”

Jeff Adler, vice president at Yardi Matrix, says just as rents increased in a lot of Sun Belt markets, expenses also went up. However, because of operating leveraging, net operating incomes (NOIs) went up more.

What it does say, according to Adler, is that in markets that became stressed with a big influx of people moving in, the labor and materials markets also became stressed.

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