Markets in the Opportunity Ranking provide a strong balance of supply/demand fundamentals while offering favorable entry prices and limited threats. The metros highlighted in this ranking were measured using cap rates and entry prices, as well as projected job growth in 2017. Markets with high construction are penalized in the opportunity ranking due to elevated risk of competition.
Two major metros in the Southeast earned top billing on this list: Atlanta and Orlando. Both metros continue to beneﬁt from strong job growth, and an exodus of retirees trading cold-weather climates for warmer alternatives.