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Research - NOVEMBER 17, 2020

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Real estate expert discusses the rise of build-to-rent

by Andrea Zander

Demand for "built-for-rent" homes is growing quickly. David Howard, housing expert and executive director of the National Rental Home Council, provides more details on the sector and what to expect in a Q&A on the topic.

The renting of single-family homes is not new, but the boom is. Why now?

What we’re seeing now in the single-family rental home market is an acceleration of the demand drivers that had been moving things forward for the last two to three years. The COVID crisis just put everything in overdrive. Clearly, COVID has led to a surge in demand for single-family homes, both owner-occupied and renter-occupied, as Americans adjust to the realities of working and schooling at home for the foreseeable future. However, this is really is story about housing supply. There simply aren’t enough homes in this

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