Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.


What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.


Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.


U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Archie R. Dykes

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Dr. Dykes is the former Chairman and Lead Director of PepsiAmericas, Inc. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fleming Companies until September 2004. He assumed those roles at Fleming in March 2003 following his service to the company as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Security Benefit Group of Companies from 1980 through 1987 and was the Chancellor of the University of Kansas from 1973 to 1980. Prior to that, he served as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Dykes also serves as a Director of Midas, Inc. and Raytech Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kansas University Endowment Association, the William Allen White Foundation and YouthFriends, Inc. Dr. Dykes formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Commission on the Operation of the United States Senate and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities.

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Tennessee University and his Doctorate from the University of Tennessee.


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