SOURCE: Axiometrics Inc.

Axiometrics Inc.

November 19, 2014 16:00 ET

L.A. Apartment Market Resumes Growth

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - The Los Angeles-area apartment market continued its growth spurt in October 2014, after a bit of a glitch in September, according to Axiometrics, the leader in apartment market research and analysis.

Annual effective rent growth in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division was 5.0% in October, the fourth month out of the past five in which it has increased. October's rate represents a 58-basis-point (bps) rise from the 4.5% of September and 167-bps increase from the 3.4% of October 2013.

And, for the first time, the average monthly rent in Los Angeles surpassed $2,000. October's average rent of $2,003 was $111 more than the $1,892 of one year ago.

Suburban areas also experienced significant effective rent growth. Rents in the Inland Empire increased 97 bps from September to October, rising from 4.7% to 5.6%. October's figure was 294 bps above the 2.7% of October 2013, representing dollar amount growth from $1,232 to $1,293.

The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura division's 7.2% annual effective rent growth was the highest in the region and 82 bps above the September rate of 6.4%. October's rate was 451 bps above the 2.7% of October 2013. Average month rent increased from $1,649 a year ago to $1,765 in October 2014.

Orange County rents are on a six-month growth streak, ending October 2014 at 4.1%, 10 bps over the 4.0% of September and 29 bps above the 3.9% of October 2013. Though growth has been slower than the other L.A.-area metros, Orange County sported the second highest rent in the area, $1,847 in October 2014, compared to $1,762 in October 2013.

"With occupancy above 96% in all four L.A.-area metros, landlords are motivated to push rents," said Stephanie McCleskey, Axiometrics Vice President of Research.

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