Up Close and Local: Bay Area
While apartment rents in the three Bay Area metropolitan areas – San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose – are among the most expensive in the nation, increased deliveries slowed the pace of rent growth in 2019. With lots of additional product on the way, will that pricing trend continue in 2020? Does California’s expanded rent control legislation change the near-term performance prospects or impact long-term investment appeal?
Join RealPage analysts Greg Willett and Adam Couch for a conversation exploring apartment sector influences that move the needle on overall performance.
Discussion topics include:
- Strengths and weaknesses in the local economy
- Affordability challenges in very expensive markets
- Neighborhood-level performance variation
Greg facilitates the alignment of the firm’s technology and analytics solutions with rental housing sector needs and opportunities. He is well versed on rental housing market fundamentals and activity nationally, by metro and in individual neighborhoods. Greg is active in industry organizations such as the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute and the National Apartment Association. He provides commentary for national and local business media.
Adam CouchMarket Analyst, RealPage, Inc.
Adam Couch is a market analyst with RealPage’s Data Analytics division. Prior to joining Realpage, Adam worked in the foreign exchange and futures industry where he focused specifically in capital markets. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Finance and was a part of the Student Investment Group. Adam has traveled extensively throughout China where he studied international policy and its impact on macroeconomics.