Apartment List’s 2019 Predictions

    1. Smaller technology hubs will grow. New ones will not rise (yet). Amazon’s HQ2 contest dominated real estate headlines in 2018, and the…

Prime Markup: How Much Would Amazon HQ2 Drive Up Rents?

With as many as 100 cities bidding for the Amazon HQ2, Apartment List delved into the data to analyze the impact of the new Amazon headquarters, or “HQ2”, on the housing market. We analyzed the rental markets in 15 metros contending for the “HQ2” and predict rents will rise up to an additional 2 percent per year. The metros most impacted by the influx of Amazon workers are smaller metros with low median wages or metros where building new homes is difficult.