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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Charles Marino

Managing Director, Servicing & Agency Asset Management
Charles Marino

Charles Marino joined Arbor in March of 2022 as Managing Director, Servicing & Agency Asset Management. Mr. Marino is responsible for the oversight and management of Arbor’s daily servicing operations as well as the Agency Asset Management functions, which include Portfolio Management, Loan Surveillance and Risk Management. In addition, he evaluates loan credit risk and portfolio performance for the Company.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Marino spent 30 years with M&T Bank Corporation where he had been promoted over the years to Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending Services. His experience includes managing all aspects of CRE operations and services including financial and budget management, system conversions & automation, construction loan monitoring, new loan originations, real estate tax escrow administration, and strategic planning.

Mr. Marino earned a Master of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting from Saint Bonaventure University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from the University of Buffalo.

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