SFR Industry Newsletter


Welcome to the 3rd edition of IMN's Single Family Rental Newsletter! As we all adjust to a new normal amid unprecedented disruption, IMN is committed to keeping you connected with your peers, facilitating new inroads in the SFR community and delivering the content you value the most. We welcome any feedback you may have to help us provide value with our digital offerings.
Keep reading for a peek at an exclusive interview with Douglas Skipworth, Co-founder CrestCore Realty LLC on the many issues facing a mid-sized, regional real estate company with many lines of business and don’t miss the latest on Build-To-Rent on the Podcast with Mathew Avrahmi, Vice President at Harvard Investments discussing their latest development plans.  You can also read an interview with flipper, Sterling Anderson, President & CEO SimpleKey Homes.  Do not miss our exciting announcement, the launch of our virtual Single Family Virtual Conference, August 18-19, with more details below. Finally, make sure you catch up with IMN SFR in the News, the latest industry headlines and our latest webinar on SFR Fix & Flip Financing
We hope everyone stays safe and well during these challenging times and look forward to connecting our communities with a growing suite of digital thought leadership content.
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IMN is pleased to announce the single family rental industry's leading gathering is going virtual! Our Single Family Rental Virtual Conference will take place August 18-19 with easy access from your own computer, laptop or mobile device. We are projecting 2,000 registrants including a 'who’s who' of the SFR industry, and the event will feature 20-25 panels/breakout sessions as well as virtual exhibits, meeting rooms, online chat & networking functionalities.

Speaking & Sponsorship roles are also now available. Please contact us for additional information.


INTERVIEW: Douglas Skipworth, Co-founder CrestCore Realty LLC discussed some of the key issues today for a regional, multi-faceted real estate company.

Click below to read the full interview.

PODCAST: Mathew Avrhami, Vice President of Harvard Investments discusses some of their new build-to-rent projects with Steve Glener of IMN in the most recent episode in our podcast series.

Tune in to hear the full details!

INTERVIEW: Sterling Anderson, President & CEO SimpleKey Homes, discusses his recent experiences running his fix & flip business.
Read the full interview to find out how his company has adapted during COVID-19, and which areas of the business are being focused on in the current economic climate.
What COVID-19 Means for Build-to-Rent Financing
  • "The COVID-19 crisis will increase build-to-rent opportunities.
  • Borrowers need to more diligently advocate for build-to-rent financing.
  • Build-to-rent financing can differ depending upon the type of the development.
Capital Markets Overview
With COVID-19 disrupting businesses, a handful of capital providers are sitting on the sidelines, according to George Maravilla, SVP of Tower Capital. Terms are more conservative than in February but have improved from mid-March, he said at an IMN “Build-to-Rent Market Insights” webinar. In a session on build-to-rent financing, he commented that with the current economic conditions, traditional banks are still..."
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COVID-19 Increases Appeal of Build-to-Rent
  • "The coronavirus threat has created investment opportunities with build-to-rent.
  • More expensive markets are still looking at luxury as a differentiating product.
  • Build-to-rent fundamentals offer advantages in today’s economy.
With the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, more people are considering upgrading their housing. The lockdowns have been driving an uptick in online searches for apartments and single-family rentals (SFRs), according to real estate consultant John Burns.
“People are just sick of their tiny apartments. They’re sick of looking at their kitchens. They’re sitting in their houses looking at Architectural Digest,” said Burns, a speaker at an IMN “Build to Rent Market Insights” webinar. Panelists agreed that this is..."
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In the news
Front Yard Residential Corporation Provides Operating Update
"Front Yard Residential Corporation (“Front Yard” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RESI) today reported the following operating metrics for April and May 2020:
May collections at 30 days were... "
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Fund Targets Single-Family Rentals
"A nascent investment manager is looking to raise $200 million of equity for a fund that would target rental-housing plays. Hudson Oak Development is telling investors the planned Hudson Oak-Rental Housing Fund 1 would seek an..."
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American Homes 4 Rent Says Single Family Rental Home Demand is Surpassing Expectations
"David Singelyn, CEO of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), participated in a video interview..."
[Watch the full interview]

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