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The fall 2022 pre-let period ended in September with almost 97% of rooms at Yardi 200 universities rented

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The student housing sector continued to benefit from healthy demand and solid fundamentals to achieve another record performance in the third quarter and in 2022 as a whole, according to the new quarterly report. National Student Housing Report of the Yardi® matrix.

The fall 2022 pre-let period ended in September with 96.6% of rooms at Yardi 200 universities rented. Annual rent growth was 4.1% in September.

The pace of pre-rental was faster for selective universities with higher enrollment. But the positive performance was widespread among university types across the country. Twelve universities saw double-digit growth in pre-lease levels in September compared to 2021, with Washington State University (growth of 18.9%) and the University of Houston (16.4%) at the top of the list.

In some popular schools with growing enrollments, the supply of available student accommodation has not been sufficient to house the incoming class. A problem once unique to California the school has now become widespread.

“As student housing rent growth begins to slow, there is still a significant gap between student housing and multi-family rents, which could support continued growth over the next two years,” the report said. “The impact of multi-family rental trends on student housing will be strongest in university areas with a significant parallel market, given the availability of options within a close radius.”

High investment activity continues despite rising interest rates, and the new supply pipeline is strong. Learn more about student accommodation expectations in download the new report.

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