A resurgence of apartment leasing activity during the third quarter of 2020 yielded a strong demand for skilled professionals, according to the latest jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA).
The NAA Education Institute’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed job openings in the multifamily sector comprised nearly 44.0 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, surpassing the 5-year average of 30.9 percent.
Maintenance talent was the most sought after; with residents spending more time at home, the need for repairs and maintenance has increased significantly.
Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Houston lead the nation for apartment job demand.
Leasing activity was also resilient in the student housing sector, as students are in search of housing near their campuses.
According to RealPage, net move-ins totaled 146,517 units in the third quarter.
Student housing apartment jobs
During the past 12 months ending September 30, 2020, demand for student housing management professionals was highest in College Station, Columbus, Louisville, Chicago and Austin.
Leasing consultants were in highest demand, representing almost 8.0 percent of all student housing job postings. Overall, the off-campus student housing sector remains resilient. Demand has been solid, mainly driven by students who prefer to live nearby their campus.