Commercial Real Estate Report - San Francisco, CA [Apartment]

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The market-rate investment-grade San Francisco apartment market features low and falling vacancies and high and rapidly rising rents. The fourth quarter 2012 vacancy rate is just 3.2% according to Reis, approximately unchanged for the quarter but down 20 basis points in 2012. Rents haven't spiked the way they did in the late 1990s or in 2007, but they have now risen sharply two years in a row. In 2012, according to Reis, the average asking rent increased 5.0% , and the average effective rent rose 5.7%. The fourth quarter gain was 0.8% by both measures. (3/8/13)

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Latest Quarterly Reports (Q1 2013)

San Francisco, CA - Entire Metro
Submarkets
South Marin -30 bps
North San Mateo -20 bps
Civic Ctr/Downtown -20 bps
South of Market -10 bps
South San Mateo -10 bps
Central San Mateo -10 bps
Marina/Pacific Hts -10 bps
Russ Hill/Embrcdro 0 bps
North Marin 0 bps
West San Francisco 0 bps
Haight Ashbury 10 bps

Recent Sales

Cap Rate Trend

Sales Trend

Q1
2013
Q4
2012
Q3
2012
Q2
2012
Mean 6.4% 6.3% 6.1% 7.4%
Median 4.7% 5.4% 6.4% 6.8%
12 Month Rolling 6.6% 6.6% 6.4% 6.5%

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Recent Rent Observations

Location ID Class Rent
South San Mateo A1471 BC $1,291
South San Mateo 28315 BC $2,001
Central San Mateo 28322 BC $1,788
South of Market A1984 A $2,828
South of Market 84974 A $3,230
Civic Ctr/Downtown 10409 A $2,277
South San Mateo 60493 BC $1,975
Civic Ctr/Downtown 83528 BC $2,375
North Marin A1540 BC $1,357
Civic Ctr/Downtown 22334 BC $2,455

Change From Previous Quarter

Market Rent Vac Inv
San Francisco 0.2% -10 bps 0.0%
West Region 0.2% -20 bps 0.0%
United States 0.2% -10 bps 0.0%

Metro vs. Region 0.0% 10 bps 0.0%
Metro vs. US 0.0% 0 bps 0.0%

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Metropolitan Apartment Rankings (Q1 2013)

Based on 275 U.S. Markets
Value:
62. Los Angeles, CA 3.2%
63. Modesto, CA 3.2%
64. Omaha, NE 3.2%
65. Providence, RI 3.2%
66. Rochester, NY 3.2%
67. San Francisco, CA 3.2%
68. Sioux Falls, SD 3.2%
69. Suburban Virginia, VA 3.2%
70. Akron, OH 3.3%
71. Albany, NY 3.3%
72. Cleveland, OH 3.3%

Avg Annual Growth Rate (2013 - 2017)

Market Rent Vac Inv
San Francisco -1.6% 351 bps 0.6%
West Region 0.3% 419 bps 0.7%
United States 0.9% 485 bps 1.0%

Metro vs. Region -2.0% -68 bps -0.1%
Metro vs. US -2.5% -134 bps -0.4%