Sam Zell’s Equity Residential Warns 2nd Time in a Month on Rental Market, Sees Glut in San Francisco, New York

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

This is just the beginning.

On Wednesday, mega-landlord Equity Residential – which “owns or has investments in 314 properties consisting of 78,351 apartment units” and whose chairman and founder is the ultimate real-estate market timer Sam Zell – warned for the second time since the end of April about apartment rental revenues.

This time, it blamed a flood of new supply in two cities – the craziest, most ludicrously priced housing markets in the US: New York and San Francisco.

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