Crunching the Numbers: COVID’s Impact on Rental Market Demand with Shaun Hildebrand, President of Urbanation
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"I believe that the market will bounce back much faster than a lot of people expect and it's going to be surprising to many." — Shaun Hildebrand

The way the pandemic has disrupted rental housing makes a ton of sense given the impact on employment, immigration, and the student population. 

But the data offers some surprising insights into how the rental market has changed. 

And it offers a glimpse into what we can expect in the months and years to come.

In this episode of Sync or Swim, we're featuring Shaun Hildebrand, President of Urbanation, a Toronto-based real estate consulting firm that provides research, market analysis, and consulting services to the apartment industry.

What we talked about:

  • The pandemic-driven turnover in the rental market
  • How growing supply and shrinking demand led to a drop in rents in the purpose-built market
  • The major factors driving excess supply in the market
  • Whether we should be expecting a bounce back in the rental housing market in 2021

Get more insights into the rental housing market by following Urbanation on Twitter.

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