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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Real Estate & Rental & Leasing

Overview: the U.S. Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Real Estate & Rental & Leasing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Real Estate & Rental & Leasing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Protected As Industrial Property

Leasing Of Rights To Explore For And Exploit Natural Resources


Interest Income

Net Gains (Losses) From Sales Of Real Estate Property Owned By This Establishment For Investment, Rent, Or Lease

Other Investment Income - Net

Rental Of Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities For Principal Use

Rental Of Land For Residential Use

Rental Of Land For Non-Residential Use

Rental Of Office And Professional Space

Rental Of Commercial Space

Rental Of Industrial And Manufacturing Space

Rental Of Space For Meetings, Conventions, And Similar Short-Term Business Uses

Rental Of Mini-Warehouses And Self-Storage Units Space

Rental Of Space For Weddings, Banquets, Parties And Similar Short-Term Social Uses

Rental Of Space For Sporting, Entertainment And Other Events

Rental Of Nonresidential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities, Not Elsewhere Specified

Real Estate Agent And Brokerage Services

Reimbursements From Property Owners For Miscellaneous Expenditures, Including Payroll At Managed Properties (Common Paymaster),

Property Management Services

Real Estate Appraisal Services

Real Estate Consulting Services

Real Estate Listing Service

Real Estate Auction Services

Real Estate Relocation Services

Construction Services

Rental And Leasing Of Automobiles And Light Trucks

Rental And Leasing Of Heavy Trucks, Truck Trailers, And Buses

Rental And Leasing Of Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, Campers, And Utility Trailers

Automotive Equipment (Without Drivers) Rental And Leasing Related Services

Rental And Leasing Of Home Entertainment Electric And Electronic Equipment, Components, And Accessories, Except Computers And Pe

Rental And Leasing Of Household Type Appliances

Rental And Leasing Of General Homeowner Tools And Do-It-Yourself Equipment

Rental Of Formal Wear, Costumes, And Accessories

Rental Of Prerecorded Cassettes, Tapes, Discs, Or Video Games

Rental And Leasing Of Home Health-Care Equipment

Rental And Leasing Of Sports And Recreational Equipment

Rental And Leasing Of Social Events Equipment

Rental And Leasing Of Household Furniture And Furnishings

Rental And Leasing Of Personal And Household Goods, Not Elsewhere Specified

Consumer Goods Rental And Leasing Related Services

Rental And Leasing Of Air, Rail, And Water Transportation Equipment (Without Operators)

Rental And Leasing Of Office Machinery, Furniture, And Equipment

Rental And Leasing Of Agricultural, Construction, Mining, And Forestry Machinery And Equipment (Without Operators)

Rental And Leasing Of Other Commercial And Industrial Machinery And Equipment (Without Operators)

Rental And Leasing Of Modular/Mobile Buildings (Except On Site)

Commercial And Industrial Equipment Rental And Leasing Related Services

Insurance Brokerage And Agency Services - Commissions

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Real Estate & Rental & Leasing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Real Estate & Rental & Leasing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Real Estate & Rental & Leasing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 13%

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Top Executives 8%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers 7%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Business Operations Specialists 17%
Financial Specialists 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6%
Computer Occupations 6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 5%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 5%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 10%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 7%
Building Cleaning Workers 7%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 19%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6%
Retail Sales Workers 7%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 7%
Counter and Rental Clerks 7%
Retail Salespersons 5%
Retail Salespersons 5%
Sales Representatives, Services 10%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 10%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 10%
Other Sales and Related Workers 11%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 11%
Real Estate Brokers 8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Financial Clerks 5%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 20%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics 7%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22%
Motor Vehicle Operators 11%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 8%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 9%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Royal Realty trademarks "WELL PLATED" - Food and meal delivery service - 03/03/2018
  • Advantaclean Systems trademarks "CITRUSURFACE" - Cleaning preparations - 03/03/2018
  • Guaranteed Rate trademarks "YOUR HOME TEAM" - Financial services - 03/03/2018
  • Netflix patents Techniques For Dynamically Benchmarking Cloud Data Store Systems - 03/01/2018
  • Jones Lang Lasalle Americas raises $400 million in funding. - 02/28/2018
  • Strategic Acquisitions patents Method And System For Auction Information Management - 02/22/2018
  • Chegg patents Tool For Closing Admissions For A School - 02/08/2018
  • Navarro Lowrey Palm Beach I raises $7 million in funding. - 02/05/2018
  • Flagship Healthcare Trust raises $30 million in funding. - 02/05/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Enterprise Fleet Management309
    Production Resource Group167
    ST. Joe

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • Buying a rental property is cheaper in the winter — here are the 26 best places to make money as a landlord right now - Home prices in the US are lowest during the winter months each year. Real estate investors pay 6.6% less per square foot for the same rental property during the winter as they do during the spring and summer. In some of the country's biggest metros ... (01/08/2018)
    • What Do Single-Tenant Net Lease Deals Offer High-Net-Worth Investors? - A single-tenant net lease investment is like “a bond wrapped in real estate. It’s the closest thing to cash that sits inside real estate,” says Rick Chichester, president and CEO of Faris Lee Investments Corp., an Irvine, Calif.-based investment ... (01/05/2018)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,464,032,825 on Real Estate & Rental & Leasing. It has awarded 30,261 contracts to 4,545 companies, with an average value of $322,119 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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