Perhaps it is because of the fall of the housing market, or maybe it is because people don’t want the trouble associated with owning a property and, sometimes, living in apartments is the only option, but 1.1 million households chose apartment living over the past four years. This growth does not only affect the housing industry, but it also makes a big impact on the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that this translates into a huge demand for qualified people for job opportunities in this $1.3 trillion industry.

Stephanie Puryear Helling, Greystar Senior Director, discusses trends and increased job opportunities in the industry.