Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for the industry will remain relatively strong over the next five years as homeownership rates stay flat. Furthermore, sustained unemployment will cause consumers to rent more instead of buying. US demographic changes, particularly regarding population trends and marital rates, will likely limit demand for homeownership, supporting modest growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall industry barriers to entry are medium. It is extremely difficult to enter the market on a large scale due to capital and financing costs. However, small operators can come in at a relativity low cost. Locations and regulation are also important factors to consider before entering the market.
The Apartment Rental industry is highly capital intensive, especially for larger players and property owners must raise money to purchase property, develop lend, and run operations. Access to capital markets is often restricted based on the size, diversification and track record of the real estate owner... purchase to read more