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April 19, 2014: Tomorrow is the last day to participate in our April survey of single family rentals, multiplexes, and 5-19 unit apartments. [Information about participating and survey form]

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April 19, 2014

Kerry Nicholson: "I have used Dupre + Scott research for several decades, first as a lender with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, and for the last 13 years in my role in acquiring, developing, and managing apartment projects. While there are a number of other fine organizations which provide additional insight into our regional market, Dupre + Scott is the "gold standard", the essential data bedrock you will want to avail yourself of in order to compete effectively in this highly sought after marketplace."

"I have been especially impressed at how they have not tended to rest on their laurels, but have each year somehow found a way to increase the breadth, depth, and utility of their offerings. Finally, in a world full of staid, deadly dull market research and commentary, Dupre + Scott's publications feature sophisticated humor and social comment woven into their observations in a way that actually enhances comprehension (maybe because it helps me stay awake to the end of the piece!)." (Kerry is Senior Managing Director, Washington & Oregon of Legacy Partners, an investment and development company.)

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Patty Dupre and Mike Scott have worked together for 34 years, conducting apartment market and investment research for the Puget Sound region. Dupre + Scott publishes research throughout the year discussing apartment investment and market issues.

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Our goal is to enhance the quality of information available to help our clients make better decisions. We believe the long-term health of the Puget Sound region's rental housing market is important to everyone. We are convinced the market will work best when informed, timely, reliable, and unbiased information is available.


Research reports

Apartment Advisor newsletter: Regular regional forecast for rents, vacancies, concessions, development, prices, and more, along with discussions of current market trends published six times a year.

Vacancy Report: Apartment rents, vacancies, concessions, parking charges, utility billing, and other information by neighborhood for 20-unit and larger properties in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Thurston counties published each spring and fall.

Investment Report: Apartment sale comparables and trends for 5-unit and larger properties in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties updated online almost every Friday morning, with printed reports published each spring and fall.

Development Report: New 20+ unit apartment construction in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, including information on recently completed properties as well as projects in the pipeline expected to complete over the next three years. Updated online monthly, with printed reports published each spring and fall.

Expense Report: Actual detailed line-item apartment expenses for 20-unit and larger properties in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Thurston counties. Published annually.

1-19 Unit Report: Single-family, multiplexes, and small apartment property rents and vacancies for properties in King and Snohomish counties.