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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’s Single-Family Rental (SFR) Build-to-Rent Financing

Arbor offers flexible loan solutions customized for your ground-up construction financing needs.*

ELIGIBLE PROPERTY TYPES Rental communities, comprised of:

  • Single-family homes
  • Townhomes
  • Row homes
  • Condos
  • 2- to 4-unit structures
ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS All states, except for Nevada
ELIGIBLE BORROWER Must be a newly formed, single-purpose, bankruptcy-remote Delaware LLC
LOAN TERM 18 to 36 months
MINIMUM LOAN AMOUNT $20M
INTEREST RATE Floating
MAXIMUM LTC 75% (80% in certain cases)
LOAN SIZING Completed and stabilized properties expected to meet eligibility guidelines (LTV and DSCR) for
Arbor permanent financing
CONSTRUCTION FINANCING Borrower equity contributed first, Arbor debt funds remainder of project
RECOURSE Recourse and non-recourse options available
SPONSORSHIP Established track record and appropriate net worth and liquidity commensurate
with transaction
PRICING Based upon loan, borrower and project specifics

*All final terms are subject to underwriting discretion that typically follows a review of the deal structure and a full due diligence package.

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