Los Angeles Multifamily MarketView Figures Q4 2019

February 18, 2020

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  • Investment returns increased for the first time since 2017. NCREIF reported that total returns increased 20 bps quarter over quarter to 4.5%.


  • There were 24,577 units under construction, approximately 200 units below the five-year average. The nearly 100,000 units in planning stages indicated that the construction pipeline would remain strong throughout 2020 and into 2021.


  • The vacancy rate in Los Angeles was 3.7%—up 10 basis points (bps) year over year.


  • Los Angeles rents grew 1.9% from the prior year. The average monthly rent reached $2,310 per unit.


  • Q4 2019 multifamily investment in Los Angeles totaled $2.4 billion, up 2.9% year over year and 17.3% above the five-year average.