Jeff Cline, CEO, SVN | SFR Capital Management
Since its inception during the Great Recession in 2007, Build-for-Rent (BFR) - a rapidly growing commercial investment asset class focused on acquiring a large number of newly-built rental homes - has passed through its initial concept phase, with successful BFR projects continuing to operate and expand even through recessionary periods. While primarily owned by small investors, through the recent downturn large private equity firms such as Blackstone, Invitation Homes and Starwood Capital have started to acquire huge portfolios of BFR communities.
Beyond the demographic trends and desirable tenant profiles, BFR portfolios offer a multitude of benefits that are attracting investors from all investment categories. Build-for-Rent offers greater financial stability, more exit or resale options, lower operating expenses and potentially higher net yield at acquisition with higher ROI.
Single-family rental rates are growing fast at 4.5% annually now compared with 3% rent growth for multi-family apartments, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Additionally, there is much less turnover in single-family rentals, and the rental market is less volatile when compared to the home sale market.
Join Jeff Cline of SVN | SFR Capital Management to hear about the sector that is capturing investors' interest across various investment categories. Overall, the resiliency, proven concept and multitude of benefits make the Build-to-Rent asset class a very attractive opportunity for investors to consider. In this presentation, Cline will discuss:
-An overview of Build-for-Rent, the leading commercial real estate investment category.
-Financial performance compared with other investment segments.
-A comparison of all CRE asset classes for investment.
-Top reasons increasing numbers of investors are investing in single-family residential and Build-for-Rent portfolios.
-A look at what’s to come in 2021 and beyond.