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2013 NMHC 50 Names Nation's Largest Apartment Owners, Managers

Strong apartment demand drives near record transaction levels

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an apartment market firing on all cylinders, Boston Capital (155,521 units owned) and Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC (198,533 units managed) remained the nation's largest apartment owner and manager, respectively, for the third consecutive year, according to the National Multi Housing Council's (NMHC) new 2013 NMHC 50, the annual industry ranking of the top 50 apartment owners and managers nationwide. The complete rankings and detailed analysis are online at  www.nmhc.org/2013NMHC50

"Following the Great Recession, unsettled financial markets, combined with a still-weak job market and considerable uncertainty about near-term political and economic conditions, led many to think apartment investment was still too risky," said NMHC Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Mark Obrinsky. "But by year-end 2012, the real risk was getting in too late, not too early."

"Top firms looked to position themselves to meet the higher demand, resulting in increases in transaction volume and new apartment completions. Despite this pickup in apartment activity, the NMHC 50 owner and manager lists showed the kind of stability that characterizes mature industries," Obrinsky said.

Highlights from the research include:

  • The number of apartments owned by the Top 50 owners fell by 98,768 units compared with last year to a total of 2.9 million. By contrast, the number of apartments in the portfolios of the Top 50 managers grew by 6,719 units to 2.8 million units—a record high for managers in the NMHC 50's 24-year history.
  • Transaction volume for apartment properties rose almost 50 percent in 2012 to $85 billion, the highest level outside of the boom years of 2005-2007.
  • Little change occurred in the top-tier rankings, as nine of the Top 10 players on both the owner and manager lists made the cut again in 2012.
  • Hunt Companies, Inc. ( El Paso, Texas) was the biggest mover and shaker on the NMHC 50, adding 28,385 units to its portfolio and climbing five ranks to the No. 2 spot on the owner list. Alliance Residential Company ( Phoenix) had the biggest unit growth on the manager list with 8,164 new units added to its portfolio.
  • By contrast, several firms strategically shed units. For the fourth year, Aimco ( Denver) was the biggest net seller among the NMHC 50, trimming its owned portfolio by 22,574 units and its managed portfolio by 21,798 units.  Boston Financial Investment Management, LP ( Boston) shed the second largest number of apartments (9,182 units) among the NMHC 50 owners, while The Laramar Group, LLC ( Denver) underwent the second most significant downsizing on the top manager list, dropping 12,719 units. 
  • Five companies— Balfour Beatty Communities ( Newtown Square, Pa.); Harbor Group International ( Norfolk, Va.); Morgan Properties ( King of Prussia, Pa.); Milestone Management, L.P. ( Dallas); and U .S. Residential Group LLC ( Dallas)—were newcomers on the NMHC 50 lists. First-time responder Balfour Beatty had an impressive debut at No. 34 on the top owner list and No. 29 on the top manager list.

NMHC partners with  Kingsley Associates, a leading real estate research and consulting firm, for the NMHC 50's research and analysis. Additional information can be found online at  www.nmhc.org/2013NMHC50.

Based in Washington, D.C., NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, managers and financiers. One-third of Americans rent their housing, and over 14 percent live in a rental apartment. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at info@nmhc.org, or visit NMHC's web site at www.nmhc.org.

SOURCE National Multi Housing Council

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