Single family homes have traditionally been the main market for residential Internet of Things (IoT). Although that is likely to remain true, multifamily is expected to gain a significant share of residential IoT revenue in the coming years. Most multifamily activity takes the form of single family solutions in multi-unit dwellings that renters and owners are bringing into their apartments. However, builders and property managers are becoming more aware of the benefits of buildingwide smart home technology, and stakeholders are starting to realize the largely untapped opportunity this market has to offer.
Software solutions and platforms to serve needs specific to multifamily are starting to enter the market to address the pain points of building owners, property managers, and residents alike. This market faces many barriers, such as security and data privacy, low customer awareness, and a lack of financial incentives and financing. However, many traditional single family market barriers, such as interoperability and integration, are less present in the multifamily environment, spurring growth and interest among stakeholders. Navigant Research expects significant growth and activity in this market over the next decade as barriers are resolved, giving way to widespread adoption in multiple regions.
This Navigant Research report provides an analysis of the market issues related to multifamily IoT, including market drivers and barriers such as security, interoperability and integration, and customer awareness. The discussion includes emerging multifamily opportunities associated with low income housing, student housing, and senior housing applications. The report includes a market revenue forecast through 2028, segmented by multifamily new construction and retrofit as well as by region.
Key Questions Addressed
- What is the current state of the multifamily Internet of Things (IoT) market?
- What are the different market drivers and barriers in multifamily IoT?
- What are the uses cases in multifamily IoT that are gaining traction?
- How is the multifamily new construction market varied from the multifamily retrofit market?
- What are the emerging opportunities in multifamily IoT?
- How is multifamily residential IoT expected to grow over the next decade?
- Which segments and smart home devices are expected to drive growth in multifamily IoT?
- How is revenue expected to differ by region?
Who Needs This Report
- Connected device manufacturers
- Smart home vendors
- Software and service providers
- Multifamily property managers and owners
- Telecom providers and energy suppliers
- Communicating technology alliances
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
- 1.1. Introduction
- 1.2. Market Drivers
- 1.3. Market Barriers
- 1.4. Market Forecast
2. Market Issues
- 2.1. Introduction
- 2.2. Market Drivers
- 2.2.1. Size of Multifamily Building Stock
- 2.2.2. Availability and Affordability of IoT Technology
- 2.2.3. Emergence of Multifamily-Specific Use Cases
- 2.2.4. Smart Home Experience as a Differentiator for Properties
- 2.2.5. Opportunity for Scale
- 2.3. Market Barriers
- 2.3.1. Lack of Customer Awareness
- 2.3.2. Unclear Value Proposition
- 2.3.3. Interoperability and Integration
- 2.3.4. Security Risks and Data Management
- 2.3.5. Lack of Incentives and Rebates
- 2.4. New Construction Versus Retrofit
- 2.4.1. New Construction
- 2.4.2. Retrofit
- 2.5. Regional Differences
- 2.5.1. North America
- 2.5.2. Europe
- 2.5.3. Asia Pacific
- 2.5.4. Other Regions
- 2.6. Emerging Opportunities
- 2.6.1. Low Income Housing
- 2.6.2. Student Housing
- 2.6.3. Senior Housing
3. Market Forecasts
- 3.1. Methodology
- 3.2. Assumptions
- 3.3. Multifamily Overview
- 3.4. New Construction
- 3.5. Retrofit
- 3.6. Conclusions and Recommendations
- 3.6.1. Technology Manufacturers
- 3.6.2. Software Vendors
- 3.6.3. Utilities and Regulators
4. Acronym and Abbreviation List
5. Table of Contents
6. Table of Charts and Figures
7. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes