Savvy real estate investors can expect a number of trends to impact the market this year, including continued expansion of the build-to-rent market in places like Houston, Phoenix and Charlotte, possibly at the expense of costlier locales. Real estate investment trusts will be looking for more joint ventures with partners who have capital to spare. Expect investors’ interest in single family rentals to grow in the year ahead, as well as the rise of renting as a lifestyle choice among urban Millennials who want flexibility.
- For investors, the real estate sector presents a myriad of opportunities especially to investors who want to diversify their portfolios, build equity, or secure steady investment income.
- The build-to-rent sector in real estate has been expanding recently and it is projected that the expansion will continue into 2019.
- Some of the factors that are driving forces for the build-to-rent market especially in places like Houston are high prices, and increasing labor and material costs.
“The increased interest I’ve observed in the single-family rental sector can be attributed in part to the recent volatility in the equity markets and the growing uncertainty around when the economic expansion will finally lose steam.”