Steady Growth Cultivates Building Boom in Columbus

Rents are escalating due to steady employment gains and net in-migration, driven by activity associated with Ohio State. Average rent reached $876, well below the national figure of $1,316.

The multifamily market is expanding in Columbus, which has been an economic standout in Ohio and the Midwest. The metro’s tight labor market is lifting average wages, attracting more residents and bolstering demand for apartments.

Government, energy, education and health services led job gains over the past year and contributed to wage growth in high-paying sectors. In addition to being the state capital of Ohio and home to The Ohio State University, Columbus is a corporate hub with national and regional headquarters of several major financial and consumer products companies…

Steady Growth Cultivates Building Boom in Columbus


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