Manufactured Housing: A Rare Opportunity
Despite reporting stellar results throughout the year, Manufactured Housing REITs' remarkable streak of eight straight years of outperformance over the REIT Index is suddenly in doubt entering the fourth quarter.
Pressured by concerns over rising rates, inflation, and the broader rotation from growth into value, MH REITs have pulled back into "correction territory" for just the third time over the past decade.
Consistent with the trends across the residential REIT industry, MH REITs significantly boosted their growth outlook last quarter, citing strong rental housing demand and substantial upwards rent pressures.
Heightened rate sensitivity is the result of MH REITs' historically counter-cyclical fundamentals and the remarkable consistency in delivering mid-single-digit rent growth regardless of the macroeconomic environment.
Beneficiaries of the intensifying housing shortage - creating a compelling backdrop for companies across the housing industry - the correction could be the long-awaited buying opportunity for these dividend growth champions.
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