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Wall Street Bets On Single-Family Rentals

  • Single-Family Rentals are one of the great success stories of the Modern REIT Era, becoming a "core" institutional asset class and quieting the critics that questioned SFR REITs' ability to operate efficiently.

  • The combination of historically low housing supply and strong demographic-driven demand - with added pandemic-driven tailwinds - has sent single-family rents soaring at the fastest rate on record.

  • Riding this rental boom, Single-Family Rental REITs are the single-best performing property sector since the end of 2019, gaining another 40% this year following stellar earnings results and recent updates.

  • Wall Street has taken note as institutional operators are scooping up single-family properties at a record pace. With home prices soaring, SFR REITs have become strategic homebuilders to fuel accretive portfolio growth.

  • Property Technology ("PropTech") has been the catalyst driving the relentless growth of SFR REITs. The growth trajectory remains promising for SFR REITs as the "institutionalization" of the single-family housing market remains in the early innings.

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