Demand for U.S. rental apartments surged during the second quarter of 2016, gaining momentum after a sluggish performance in the first three months of the year. The occupied apartment count across the nation’s 100 largest metros increased by 127,402 units in the second quarter, according to MPF Research, the rental market intelligence division of RealPage, Inc. This is one of the biggest quarterly demand totals posted throughout recent years, topping 2015’s second quarter demand volume by 23 percent. Furthermore, apartment demand from April to June well surpassed completions totaling 67,550 units.
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