Rental Communities Market Fundamentals

Rental Communities Market Fundamentals


Access to monthly apartment and build-to-rent data insight and forecasts.

Included in the Rental Communities Package

Evaluate past, current, and expected growth for the apartment and build-to-rent markets

See how apartment communities and build-to-rent communities compare market to market.

Review relevant data and forecasts regarding the rental communities markets across 50 MSAs, such as rent growth, occupancy, construction activity, home price appreciation, investment, and more.

Monitor economic and macro drivers that impact the apartment and build-to-rent industry.

What's Included in This Report

Track where your market is headed

All of our reports are delivered via email with a short summary, and are posted in our client portal for easy access. Every month, here’s what you can expect in the Rental Communities Fundamentals Report:

Burns Apartment Rent Index™

The Burns Apartment Rent Index estimates historical and current asking apartment rent trends in over 120 markets. We use stabilized property level data from RealPage and aggregate up to the market level. Thus, this index mainly reflects institutionally owned apartments. These apartment rent forecasts are informed by demand (proxied by vacancy rates), affordability (relative to homeownership), and expected supply (multifamily permits).

Burns Home Value Index™

The Burns Home Value Index™ (BHVI) measures home value trends for all homes (new and resale), allowing us to report on and forecast price appreciation without the noise of shifts in the mix of homes selling, as well as other issues.

Homeownership Premium

We measure the cost to own a home (mortgage payment + maintenance) less the average monthly rent in a market to illustrate the substantial premium homeowners pay vs. BTR and apartment renters.

Burns Build-to-Rent Index™

The Burns Build-to-Rent Index estimates historical and current asking build-to-rent (BTR) rent trends in over 47 markets. We aggregate this data from 55k BTR units we track and provide forecasts for these markets through 2026.

Supply, Demand, and Occupancy

Our graphs and analysis reflecting supply, demand, and occupancy tell the story of the top apartment and build-to-rent markets and help you understand what’s to come.

Receive accurate answers for these critical questions

Which markets have posted the best rent growth across the top 50 apartment and build-to-rent (BTR) markets?

How much apartment and BTR rent growth should I expect over the next four years?

Which Apartment and BTR markets will see the most supply?

How is occupancy trending by market (historical, current, and forecasted)?

How many new jobs and permits are forecasted in each market over the next four years?

What is the gap between renting apartments and BTR and owning a home in each market?

Additional reports available in the
Rental Communities Package

Rental Communities Analysis and Forecast


Every quarter, we provide a detailed look into the US apartment and build-to-rent industries, relevant macro drivers, outperforming/underperforming markets, for-sale housing market impact on rentals, and public-operator metrics.

Apartment Developer and Investor Survey


Our quarterly survey that illuminates parts of the apartment market where clarity has traditionally been hard to find.

Apartment REIT Earnings Summary


In partnership with the  National Rental Home Council (NRHC), this first-of-its-kind resource measures industry conditions for the professionally managed single-family rental industry. 

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to speak to one of our experts about how we can help your business, please contact Client Relations at clientservices@jbrec.com.