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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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Build-to-Rent Construction Starts Surge to New High in 2023

Over the last decade, single-family rental (SFR) operators have been increasingly focusing on build-to-rent (BTR) development as the needs and preferences of renters have shifted. As explored in the latest Arbor Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report, SFR/BTR development has surged at a time when new, for-sale, single-family home starts have declined.

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Giulio Rana

Managing Director, Structured Finance
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Giulio Rana joined Arbor in 2010. Mr. Rana is responsible for the oversight and management of multifamily and commercial structured transactions sourced by Arbor’s Originations network. In addition, he manages the deal flow of structured loan production, including the screening and underwriting process, while leading and developing a growing finance team.

Mr. Rana brings extensive real estate finance experience to Arbor. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rana was an Associate at Blackrock in its real estate equity group. Prior to that, he spent six years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as an Associate, working in the portfolio and risk management groups.

Mr. Rana earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from New York University.

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