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Build Me Up: Insights on Build-to-Rent’s growing popularity

June 13, 2023 36 Minute Listen

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Build-to-Rent communities are sprouting rapidly, particularly across the Sun Belt. ResiBuilt Homes’s Jay Byce and CBRE’s Michael Paul discuss why more and more investors and residents are attracted to the sector.

Build Me Up: Insights on Build-to-Rent’s growing popularity

June 13, 2023 36 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. The Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector is growing rapidly, fueled by solid fundamentals and institutional interest.
  2. BTR housing developments appeal to demographic groups from millennials to young boomers.
  3. In-migration to the Southeast uniquely positions the region to see a lot of BTR development.


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Jay Byce

SVP & Co-Founder, ResiBuilt Homes

Mr. Byce is co-founder of ResiBuilt Homes, an Atlanta-based Build-to-Rent company which internally develops, builds and manages dedicated rental communities. ResiBuilt has a pipeline of over 5,000 lots and has built over 1,400 homes as general contractor. ResiBuilt is now active in Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Charlotte and Greenville. In addition to its own portfolio, ResiBuilt offers fee building services for other investors in the build-to-rent space, using ResiBuilt’s product and expertise to maximize rents and returns for their investments.

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Michael Paul

Vice President, Build to Rent, Capital Markets

As Vice President with CBRE Capital Markets, Michael leads a team of professionals fully dedicated to the Single-Family-Rental and Build-for-Rent sectors (“SFR”/”BFR”). The SFR/BFR team works in partnership with CBRE’s multifamily team to help new and existing clients optimize their portfolios in the SFR/BFR sectors.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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