About the Survey
Since its inception in 2013, the NMHC/Grace Hill Renter Preferences Survey Report has been the authoritative data source for apartment and rental home owners, managers, developers, industry suppliers, as well as architects, financial institutions and others seeking insights into the mind of renters.
This biennial survey provides users with reliable data to make a variety of investment, development and operational decisions. For the 2022 report, 221,559 renters from 4,564 professionally managed communities responded to the survey, creating a robust database full of valuable business intelligence.
The survey was conducted in September and October 2021. Web-based surveys were distributed to more than 1 million residents across 4,500+ properties owned and managed by 12 leading multifamily firms. Along with the national report containing over 221,000 responses, more than 70 metro-level reports were produced. To qualify for a report, each market needed at least 150 responses from five properties and at least two participating firms.