Okay, thanks for the feedback. That's my preferred option as well.
If I'm reading things right, you should be able to get just about
everything you need for Minneapolis...and Detroit....and just about
every other major metropolitan area you've expressed an interest in
(and if I'm reading it wrong, then, boy, will I feel foolish...).
The service I found is called "Property and Portfolio Research" and is
on the web at:
From the main page, click on "Samples" on the top left-hand side and
you'll be taken to:
I'm sure you'll want to look over many of the reports featured on this
page, but the two of most immediate interest, it seems to me, are:
Quarterly forecasts of real estate fundamentals, including vacancy
rates, demand, supply, and rent changes for 54 urban areas and six
Comprehensive database of new and planned construction for six
property types and 318 urban areas, updated monthly and delivered via
These look like your best bets, and you can see sample reports for
The pipeline report, in particular, seems very detailed and can be
custom-tailored to your needs.
You can see more details about the pipeline report here:
and by clicking on the "download sample" text over on the right-hand
side of the page, it will open up a sample spreadsheet (which is
otherwise easy to miss, I'm afraid):
Ordinarily, each project on the spreadsheet can be opened up still
further for additional details, but this feature isnt enabled in the
After you have checked in with PPR and confirmed the content of their
reports, please let me know well they meet your needs. It's not often
I'm able to answer multiple questions with a single answer, but I'm
hoping that, in this case, we both got a bit lucky.
All the best,
search strategy: Google search on: multifamily pipeline report
Clarification of Answer by
06 Oct 2003 11:06 PDT
Whew...I've been waiting with bated breath (whatever *that* means) to
hear back from you on this.
Glad it worked out so well, and thanks so much for the generous rating
and kind words.
I was surprised a bit at what you said about rent info not being
available, because I definitely saw some at the site, in the
"Fundamentals" report, I think (though if I remember correctly, it was
indexed data, rather than absolute rent figures).
Anyway, I did come across other sources of data besides PPR, though
PPR seemed the best of the lot. If you find you're still looking for
additional data beyond what PPR can provide, you know where to find