A Guide for Canadian Investors: Investing in US Multifamily Apartments

September 28, 2023
Written by John Makarewicz


The allure of US real estate, especially multifamily apartments, is undeniable. Favorable market conditions, diversification benefits, and robust returns have captured the attention of many international investors, including those hailing from Canada. If you’re a Canadian investor considering an investment in the US multifamily sector, this guide is for you.



1. Why Invest in US Multifamily Apartments?

Diverse Markets: The US offers a myriad of real estate markets, each with its unique attributes and opportunities. From the sun-soaked coasts of Florida to the bustling urban centers of New York, there’s something for every investor’s taste and risk tolerance.

-Steady Demand: Multifamily apartments, especially in growing urban and suburban areas, experience steady demand. The US’s diverse population, combined with internal migration patterns, ensures a constant need for housing.


2. Identifying the Right Markets

While the US offers abundant opportunities, not every market will align with your investment goals. Consider factors like:

– Population growth

– Employment trends

– Local economy health

– Supply and demand dynamics

Cities like Atlanta, Dallas, and Tampa Bay have witnessed significant growth in the multifamily sector in recent years. At Faris Capital Partners we favor markets in what is known as the “sunbelt.” The sunbelt is the southernmost part of the US which has seen tremendous growth and business migration over the past few years.


3. Building a Reliable Team

Having boots on the ground can make all the difference. Your US team should ideally consist of:

– Real estate professionals familiar with multifamily assets

– Local property managers

– Cross-border tax and legal professionals


4. Managing Your Investment

While investing is the first step, managing your asset is an ongoing task. Here are a few things to keep in check:

– Regularly monitoring property performance

– Staying updated on local market trends

– Ensuring your property management team aligns with your investment objectives.

When you partner with Faris Capital Partners we take on all the day-to-day management of your investment and handle all aspects of the property operations.


5. Exit Strategies

Whether you’re in for the long haul or considering a shorter investment horizon, having an exit strategy in place is important. This could range from selling the asset to refinancing.



For Canadian investors, the US multifamily apartment sector offers promising opportunities. However, like all investments, it’s crucial to conduct thorough due diligence, build a reliable team, and continuously manage and monitor your assets.


 Considering an investment in US multifamily apartments? Let Faris Capital Partners be your trusted guide. With a deep understanding of the market and a commitment to investor success, we’re here to ensure your investment journey is both profitable and seamless. Reach out to us today.

Interested in gaining deeper insights into multifamily investing? Enroll in our complimentary 7-Day Apartment Wealth-Building Investment Course.

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