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March 02, 2020

Rental Trends with Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Since the Great Recession, renter income has grown at a faster pace than owner income and these higher-income households are driving rental demand. In this episode, Steve and Corey dig into the finer details of the rental housing market with Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, research associate at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and lead author of the new report “America’s Rental Housing 2020.” Together they discuss rising cost burdens, suburban growth and many other rental trends.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 9:15 – What’s driving rental demand?
  • Chapter 2: 9:15 - 16:00 – Lower-income renters
  • Chapter 3: 16:00 - 22:00 – Mobility, construction and maintenance
  • Chapter 4: 22:00 - end – Affordability trends

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About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

Corey is the Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.

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