Buying, selling and operating apartments in Portland

Oct 2015 Apt Sales Portland-Metro | 3 December 2015

For detail on individual sales, please download the PDF at:


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Oct 2015 had $210M in sales in the 4 (OR – Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah and WA – Clark) counties.  This is a 8.4% decrease from Oct 2014 ($230M).

It is official, in terms of total sales dollars, 2015 is highest year ever.  Oct 15 YTD at $2B has easily surpassed 2014 FY sales of $1.6B

Oct 2015 had $210M in total sales.  Highlights:

  • CapRates reported are still in the mid 5% compared to 2014 in the low 6% range. 

  • $/sqft and $/unit. $/unit Oct 15 YTD is a 13% increase over Oct 14 YTD. $/SqFt Oct 15 YTD  is a 17% increase over Oct 14 YTD.

  • Projected FY 2015 sales = $2.35B vs. 2014 sales of $1.6B (previous best ever year)

Interest rate environment – Probabilities favor an increase by the Fed by EOY.  Then again, stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Portland backlash – City of Portland enacted a 90-day notice rule for rent increases >5%.

YOUR PROPERTY – If you’d like a further breakdown on how in-demand your neighborhood is call.  Be aware of the current value of your apartment with unsolicited offers.  We offer valuations that include expense analysis with rent and sales comparables to back up any pricing.

If you’d like more information on:

– Details/background on individual sales in the report or

– A Free copy of our 80-page book – Buying, Selling and Operating Apartments Using Financial Analysis

Please contact me:

Steve Morris | Senior Advisor
Sperry Van Ness | Bluestone & Hockley
9320 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503.970-4593 | Fax: 503.222.6459 |
OR License # 200202054 | WA License # 24512

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For the Oregon Real Estate Agency Pamphlet click here.
For the Washington Real Estate Agency Pamphlet click here. 

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