Leases more: Declining homeownership is expected to sustain industry demand

The need for rental markets over the five years to 2017 provided a large boost to the Property Management industry. Over the past five years, the US economy has been primarily focused on recovery. At the residential level, rental vacancy rates declined steadily due to various hiccups in growth. These hardships proved favorable for renters, explaining vacancy rate declines during the period. On the opposite side of the spectrum, recovery improved the commercial sectors, causing demand for office space to exceed supply, curtailing office rental vacancy during the five-year period. Over the five years to 2022, the value of residential construction is expected to continue rising, expanding housing stock and lowering rental demand...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic recovery improved the commercial sectors, causing demand for office space to exceed supply, curtailing office rental vacancy
  • Uncertain corporate profit ensures that businesses choose to rent over purchase office space
  • Low interest rates are leading property developers to invest in new housing stock
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Property Management industry is labor intensive, as the majority of operations require personal communication. Subsequently, there are low capital costs within the industry, as the majority of technology is used to support traditional property management activities. At the same time, there is a significant level of industry competition due to the similarity of services. As a result, industry participants compete on price, quality, breadth of service offerings, and knowledge of local markets. An established local property manager or company has the first-hand experience with local zoning laws and regulations and is also able to use other managed properties as a portfolio of successful business. A n...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Property Management Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Property Management Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a well-defined strategy/goal
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Rental vacancy rates in the Property Management industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Property Management Industry?

    Companies in this industry manage residential and nonresidential real estate for property owners. Property management responsibilities relate to the overall operation of a property, including maintenance, rent collection, trash removal, security and some renovation activities. Industry players may also help manage a property’s accounting, but operations related to the transactions of properties or real estate investments are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Residential property management
  • Nonresidential property management
  • Land management
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Collecting rent
  • Managing facilities maintenance services
  • Managing security
  • Managing trash and recycling collection
  • Property accounting
  • Legally representing property owners
  • Finding and screening tenancy applicants
  • Coordinating repair contractors
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Rental vacancy rates
  • Homeownership rate
  • Office rental vacancy

  • Current Performance
  • Residential rental boost
  • Nonresidential markets
  • Industry expansion
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential rental demand falls
  • Transition to nonresidential markets
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Property Management Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Property Management Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment Rental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Storage & Warehouse Leasing
  • Land Leasing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Conveyancing Services
  • Electricians
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors
  • Janitorial Services
  • Landscaping Services
  • Painters
  • Plumbers

  • Products & Services
  • Residential property management
  • Nonresidential property management
  • Other
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Land management
  • Construction
  • Chart: Property Management Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential properties
  • Other nonresidential properties
  • Industrial buildings
  • Commercial
  • Office buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Property Management Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and marketingRent, utilities and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Property Management

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Property Management Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Property Management Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Property Management Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Rental vacancy rates (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Class A Building
  • A commercial office building that commands the highest rent due to the attractiveness and prestige associated with location, tenancy, amenities and overall desirability.
  • Dwelling
  • A place of residence, such as an apartment or house.
  • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • A legal entity that uses pooled investor capital to purchase and manage income property or mortgage loans. To qualify as an REIT, the entity must distribute at least 90.0% of taxable income.
  • Vacancy Rate
  • The amount of real estate space unoccupied as a percentage of total available space.
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