Denver apartment market rents continue to increase: Results for second quarter of 2014

July 23, 2014

Press Release

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and Colorado Economic and Management Associates, published by the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, today released the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Survey report. For the second quarter of 2014, the average apartment rent for the Metro Denver area was $1,117 per month. This was an average rent increase of $44.49 per unit from the prior quarter.  The overall vacancy rate decreased from 5.1% to 4.7% quarter over quarter.  The rent increase was greater than prior quarters, partly influenced by higher priced new units in some submarkets and a low vacancy in others. The Vacancy rate change is partially a seasonal decline, but also a result of the ability to absorb new units introduced to the market.  The net absorption for the quarter was 3,127 units. 

“The quarterly net absorption, equivalent to the prior year’s total absorption count showed the strength of household formations and desirability of Denver,” said Ron Throupe, Ph.D. associate professor at Daniels and co-author of the report. 

The complete report can be found on the website of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver under “Resources” at:

Founded in 1908, The Daniels College of Business is the top-ranked business college at the University of Denver, one of the country’s premier private universities. Daniels is globally recognized as a leader in providing an immersive and engaged business education. In April 2014, U.S. News’ part time MBA ranking placed the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business program in the top 80 in the U.S.   In March 2014, Bloomberg Businessweek placed the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business at No. 67 in their undergraduate programs ranking. In November, 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Daniels College of Business Professional MBA