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Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $160 Billion US Residential Real Estate Brokerage & Management Market

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khllxx/residential_real) has announced the addition of the "Residential Real Estate Brokerage & Management" report to their offering.

The US residential real estate brokerage and management industry includes about 180,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $160 billion. Major residential leasing and management companies include AIMCO Properties, AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Essex Property Trust, and Health Care REIT; major residential real estate brokers include NRT LLC, HomeServices of America, Long & Foster, Re/Max, and ZipRealty. The industry is fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for less than 30 percent of revenue.

Competitive Landscape:

Demand is driven by population growth. The profitability of residential real estate brokerage and management companies depends on demand for properties and the volume of transactions they handle, both of which are usually higher during periods of strong economic growth and can be negatively impacted by a recession or too much new construction. Large companies have only modest economies of scale and benefit mainly from better name recognition than smaller rivals. Small companies compete effectively by developing expertise in a single market or region.

Products, Operations & Technology:

Major services include real estate brokerage (45 percent of industry revenue), leasing residential units to tenants (35 percent), and property management (15 percent). Many companies provide multiple services; for example, companies that lease residential units to tenants might also manage the properties. Some residential real estate leasing companies operate as real estate investment trusts (REITs), which are covered in a separate industry profile.

Key Topics Covered:

Industry Overview

Quarterly Industry Update

Business Challenges

Business Trends

Industry Opportunities

Call Preparation Questions

Financial Information

Industry Forecast

Web Links and Acronyms

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khllxx/residential_real

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Source: Research and Markets