Minneapolis, MN

Construction in the Twin Cities is beginning to taper off, although this is not necessarily a cause for alarm. This is primarily due to the last few years being abnormally active, and should be interpreted as a return-to-form in the market and not a strict drop-off.

The city of Minneapolis enjoyed steady population growth over the last 50 years and has reformed its land-use laws to require multifamily projects to be allowed wherever single-family projects are. This has translated into more than 21,000 new projects in the pipeline and has in turn kept rents lower than in comparably sized cities.  

Even as new residents continue to move here, the market is set to decline this year. Rather than having a single cause, this is due to a mix of factors: the pandemic housing boom is finishing up, while a cooling economy means that fewer new projects are replacing them. The labor market has followed suit, and trade employment remains roughly where it was before the pandemic. This should decrease labor costs before workers begin to move to nearby cities to find better wages.  

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