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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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Maysa Vahidi

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Maysa Vahidi joined Arbor in May of 2022 with over two decades of experience practicing law in real estate industry. Maysa is responsible for all of Arbor’s legal activities, including providing appropriate legal support on corporate matters, M&A and related transactions, capital market activity, treasury functions, Human Resources, Marketing, Information Technology, litigation, and all other regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Arbor, Maysa served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Rockwood Capital, where she provided legal support for acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, as well as fundraising, investor relations and corporate governance matters. Other past work experience includes practicing law at both King & Spalding, LLP, as well as Cahill Gordon & Reindel, representing financial institutions in real estate capital markets transactions.

Additionally, Maysa is involved in a number of social and civic organizations in New York City and is active in children’s causes including affiliation with The New York Foundling. She is also a member of the She Builds Committee. Maysa holds both a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from New York University, College of Arts & Sciences and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

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