Recent study shows Milwaukee apartment conversions at an all-time high

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ThirdWard Riverwalk/VISIT Milwaukee

Apartment conversions are at an all-time high in the U.S. and Milwaukee, according to a recent study from RENTCafe, an apartment search website.

The analysis found that throughout the last 70 years, nearly 2,000 old buildings were converted into residential apartments in the U.S., including around 800 in the last decade alone. Milwaukee has converted 36 old buildings since the 1980s, which brought a total of 3,262 apartments to the market. More than half of them were delivered in the last decade.

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