• Apartment

    Atlanta leads the country in apartment lease giveaways, analysis finds

    It wasn’t all that long ago that a month of free rent—and especially two months free rent—was extremely rare, if not unheard of, with Atlanta’s new crop of top-shelf apartment communities. Now, per a recent national market analysis, rent concessions are not only the new normal in Atlanta, they’re more normal here than any other major city. It’s no surprise that Atlanta ranks among the 15 cities to have received nearly half of all new apartment supply delivered across the U.S. in this long development cycle, which dates back to 2010. But among those markets, metro Atlanta leads the pack in terms of average rent discounts of 9.1 percent as…