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Apartment-building boom in Denver second-largest in the U.S., per capita

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

As much as rents have risen in metro Denver this decade, the increases could have been even higher absent the second-largest surge in apartment construction of any major metro area in the country, according to a new report from Apartment List.

Metro Denver added $12 billion worth of new apartments between 2000 and 2016. That ranks 11th among the nation’s 25 largest metros in dollar terms, but second only to Seattle after adjusting for the size of the population.

“It’s hard to quantify an exact rent impact, but it’s safe to say that in the face of rapidly increasing demand, Denver’s rent growth would have been more extreme without these additional units,” said Chris Salviati, a housing economist at Apartment List, an apartment search site based in San Fr...

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