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Q3 2022 | Houston Multifamily Market Report

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Key Takeaways
  • Occupancy dropped slightly over the quarter
  • Quarterly absorption decreased 78% 
  • Average rents rose on a quarterly and annual basis 
  • The quarterly median sales price and cap rate dropped
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Houston Highlights

Demand for multifamily housing slowed between quarters recording 743 units of net absorption compared to 3,322 the previous quarter. The average monthly rent for multifamily units increased marginally over the quarter from $1,251 per month in Q2 2022 to $1,261 per month in Q3 2022. There are more than 17,500 units under construction and another 35,200 units are proposed. Occupancy remained fairly steady over the quarter decreasing by 20 basis points from 91.2% in Q2 2022 to 91.0% in Q3 2022.

Market Indicators

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Historic Comparison
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Market Fundamentals

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Houston’s overall occupancy rate decreased 60 basis points over the year. The average monthly rent rose 8.2% from $1,166 in Q3 2021 to $1,261 in Q3 2022. 

Pricing & Sales Volume

After reaching a historical high in Q4 2021, Houston’s multifamily investment sales volume dropped dramatically in 2022 from $8.6 billion to $2.3 billion in Q3 2022. Sales volume decreased 39% on an annual basis between Q3 2021 to Q3 2022 according to our data provider, Real Capital Analytics.

Houston Sales Volume ($)

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Median Price per Unit  

Houston’s median sales price per unit decreased by 9.0% over the quarter from $131,870 to $119,975. The Texas median price per unit recorded the largest quarterly increase of 20.7% from $135,415 in Q2 2022 to $163,408 in Q3 2022. The U.S. recorded an increase of 1.8% over the quarter.

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Cap Rates

Houston’s multifamily median cap rate decreased from 4.7% to 4.6% over the quarter. The Texas median cap rate decreased from 4.5% to 4.3% while the U.S. median cap rate remained at 4.6%. On an annual basis, Houston’s and the U.S. median cap rates fell from 4.8% in Q3 2021, while the Texas median cap rate fell from 4.6%.

Median Cap Rate

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Colliers finalizes sale of Fountains of Rosenberg

Colliers has announced the sale of Fountains of Rosenberg at 3419 Fountains Drive in Rosenberg, TX. The buyer was Momentum Multifamily. The seller, Mosaic Fountains LP., was represented by Chip Nash, Bob Heard and Jaleel Adatia of Colliers.

The property is a premiere community with 184 units and 167,608 square feet. The community features a resort-style pool with a luxurious sun deck, state of the art fitness center and has had recent renovations. Designer two-tone paint, stainless steel appliances and stately two-inch blinds with light fixture upgrades make this an ideal investment property for long-term profit.

Fountains at Rosenberg is conveniently located adjacent to Seabourne Nature Park and just south of Highway 59. It is located near multiple shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues.



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Lisa Bridges

Director of Market Research


Lisa joined Colliers in 2010 as Director of Market Research and has 37 years of commercial real estate experience. Lisa initiates proactive market research projects to further the business goals of the company. She writes and prepares 29 market reports annually, including quarterly reports on Houston's retail, office, industrial and healthcare properties.  Further, she prepares statistical ownership reports for various clients as well as an annual Houston Economic Overview. Lisa also creates PowerPoint market presentations, trade journal articles, and other marketing materials supporting the company's business endeavors. She works with senior management in planning the company's marketing strategy and public relations support for local and national conferences, luncheon meetings, recruitment programs, and special events.  Lisa works closely with the company's brokers to develop effective custom market research material specific to existing and potential clients.

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Lisa earned the Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC) from Colliers University.  CPRC is the first and only accreditation for commercial real estate research professionals. It offers a professional development path to increase strategic and tactical expertise in marketing/research, knowledge of the industry and capabilities with commercial real estate tools.

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Bob Heard

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Jim Humphries

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Jim Humphries joined Colliers in Houston in 2015 and is part of the Colliers Investment Services Group (CISG). He specializes in multifamily assets with an emphasis on properties within Texas and the Southern United States.

Colliers Houston’s ISG team takes a consultative approach to commercial real estate which includes developing and executing strategies that are both consistent with its clients’ objectives as well as feasible in the current market environment.

Jim has 10 years of multifamily real estate experience. Before joining Colliers, Jim was an  analyst with the HFF Houston Multifamily group where he was directly involved in more than $6 billion in transactions. In that role, his responsibilities included underwriting and market analysis for both existing and to-be-built acquisitions and dispositions.

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Jaleel Adatia

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