Market: As we near the end of August 2020, the West Los Angeles multifamily market continues to see demand from buyers as values hold strong. Over the last four quarters, the average price per square foot increased despite a decline in average price per unit for the same period. Capitalization rates also experienced an increase as buyers are seeking higher yields.
Interest Rates: The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate near zero, while interest rates for five- and 10-year fixed loans have decreased since July.
Valuation Metrics: Average price per square foot increased by 13.5% and average price per unit decreased by 4.8% over the last four quarters. Capitalization (CAP) rates for the period averaged 3.69%.
Rents: On average, year-to-date rents have decreased across all unit types, while year-over-year occupancy has decreased by 0.7%.
Outlook: We are seeing an uptick in demand for well-located properties now that parts of the economy are re-opening and expect it to continue as long as we don’t see a major shift in COVID-19 cases.
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