2020 Q2 Apartment Jobs Snapshot

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Despite the uncertainty and economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, apartment hiring stood resilient during Q2 2020. In this edition of NAAEI’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot, job openings in the apartment industry comprised nearly 44.0 percent of positions available in the real estate sector, well above the 5-year average of 31.5 percent. Property manager positions were the most sought after, as they play a critical role in ensuring that all COVID-19 safety precautions are in effect. Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Seattle ranked highest for apartment job demand. Leasing momentum for student housing is increasing as most universities will open to on-campus classes, resulting in high demand for leasing consultants.