Atlanta New Construction Up Double Digits in 2015

by Peter Thomas Ricci

Building in the ATL Making Significant Progress


Residential construction spending in the Atlanta area was up 30 percent year-over-year in June, and so far in 2015 is 39 percent ahead of where it was last year.

Those encouraging stats came courtesy of the latest Dodge Data & Analytics report, a monthly look at residential construction activity in the nation’s largest metro areas.

Atlanta Agent assembled a series of graphs on Dodge Data’s findings. Below is total residential construction spending in June:


Overall construction activity remains mid-range in Atlanta, with its annual rate of $551 million ahead of Chicago and Seattle, but behind Dallas, Houston and Miami.

Atlanta’s year-over-year growth is similar:


Yearly stats, however, can be volatile, and an area’s year-to-date progress is a better indicator of the market’s actual health:


At 39 percent, Atlanta’s year-to-date measurements are also among the nation’s best, and they strongly indicate that Atlanta is due for its best year of new construction activity since the downturn.

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