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Real estate

The case for Class B apartment investment

Donald Hall
Global Head of Research, Real Estate
Daniel Manware
Director of Research, Real Estate, Americas
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Traditionally an underserved segment of the housing market, Class B apartments underpinned by strong fundamentals and outsized demand — are an attractive investment opportunity, one potentially more compelling than high-end Class A units.

Potential buyers are now facing the most significantly skewed rent versus buy calculation in years, in favor of renting. This dynamic will further support demand for rental housing over the next few years, particularly for Class B apartments, which are more likely to be rented by necessity rather than choice.

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