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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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Arbor Introduces Proprietary Single-Family Rental Research

The market for single-family rentals (SFRs) in the United States has seen transformational change in recent years.

 
Higher per-unit acquisition costs and difficulties associated with managing and maintaining dispersed properties have limited both institutional penetration into the SFR sector and any semblance of market scale. However, in recent years the asset class has been gaining ground among investors.

 
Underpriced single-family assets following the financial crisis, technological advancements boosting operating efficiencies and a budding investor pipeline are all contributing to increased interest in SFR investment. Institutional capital sources are beginning to jump off the sidelines and into the suburbs.

 
For exclusive insights on the SFR market, download our “Q1 2019 Single-Family Rentals Investment Trends Report.”

 
Explore key SFR highlights, including:

  • Occupancy Trends
  • Cap Rates
  • LTVs & Debt Yields
  • Build to Rent Construction