Residential For Rent

We simplify the complexities of the rental market to help many of the largest players in multifamily, single-family rental, and build-to-rent make better strategic decisions.
WHO WE HELP

We help our clients make the most informed and confident decisions possible.

Single-Family Rental Operators

Receive a comprehensive view of the single-family rental industry’s major markets, including macro drivers, demand, supply, demographic trends, and forecasts. Our consultants help rental operators with capital allocations for their investment decisions.

Build-to-Rent Operators

Get strategic input for housing product, community amenities, and services to be offered—all with the associated revenue premiums.

Build-to-Rent Investors

Identify your rent positioning and lease-up targets for new build-to-rent communities by using JBREC's proprietary methodology and national database of build-to-rent projects.

Multifamily Developers

Make strategic housing investment decisions with JBREC’s forecast for the apartment industry and top markets. Get a competitive advantage in product strategy, rent expectations, and lease-up pace using our proprietary research and real-time data analysis.

Institutional Investors

Trade confidently with JBREC’s comprehensive single-family rental, build-to-rent, and multifamily research and consulting. Whether it's entering new markets or making acquisitions, we help institutional investors set realistic expectations for housing opportunities.

Private Equity

Evaluate new investments in the single-family rental, build-to-rent, or apartment space using JBREC’s analysis and forecasts. Understand the residential rental market fundamentals, trends, economic drivers, and largest players as you assess deals in the industry.

Master Plan and Mixed-Use Developers

Program build-to-rent neighborhoods or apartments within your master plans or mixed-use communities using our consulting team as a strategic guide.

IPO Underwriters

Get assistance during the IPO process by using our forward-thinking research and market analysis. Our consultants have assisted numerous for-sale builders and single-family for-rent operators over the past 10 years.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Make sound investment decisions with JBREC's expertise in due diligence, portfolio analysis, and local market intelligence.

How We Help

Get timely, reliable, and actionable insights.

Our experienced team of analysts and consultants helps our clients identify the best risk-adjusted investment opportunities.

Single-Family Rental Data

Receive JBREC’s detailed, monthly data on the single-family market. Utilize our research, data, and forecasts on 99 markets.

Proprietary Indices

Access JBREC’s proprietary indices, surveys, and models that deliver a unique viewofspecific single-family rental industry dynamics. Get vital metrics and forecasts, including effective rent growth, home price appreciation, gross rental yields, investor concentration, and more.

Apartment Research

Utilize JBREC’s apartment research that covers an overview of major housing and economic trends plus relevant forecasts across the top markets. Use our thoughtful analysis and forecasts based on both qualitative and quantitative metrics.

Single-Family Rental Survey

Discover current and future leasing conditions with the Single-Family Rental Survey—produced in association with the National Rental Home Council. Use this survey as your definitive gauge of professionally managed single-family rental industry conditions.

Residential For Rent Custom Consulting

Identify appropriate product, consumer targets, rent, and lease-up strategies for your community through the guidance of JBREC's consulting team.

Build-to-Rent Database

Gain access to JBREC’s geocoded database of ~650 active-leasing build-to-rent communities to understand the build-to-rent supply and competition in your market.

Consumer Research

Create enduring and thriving communities through our extensive consumer research. Our demand models bring together rents, incomes, and life stages to identify the right renter targets.

Single-Family Rental REIT Earnings Summary

Understand how some of the largest players in the industry performed every quarter with our analysis of the public single-family rental REITs’ earning performance.

Apartment REITs Earnings Summaries

Get JBREC’s summarized key performance statistics and market insight from the top public apartment REITs.

Invitations to Client-Exclusive Events and Webinars

Receive exclusive invitations to our hosted events, where you’ll get to learn and network with a wide variety of industry experts. Our monthly webinar provides a forward-looking summary of the changing housing market.

Recommended Research & Consulting

Research Memberships

Single-Family Rental Package

SCATTERED-SITE SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL

This package provides a comprehensive overview of the single-family rental (SFR) industry’s major markets, including forecasts, SFR market rankings, macro drivers, housing supply, and demographic trends.

included in this package

Rental Communities Package

BUILD-TO-RENT AND APARTMENTS

This package provides complete look into the multifamily sector, including apartments and dedicated build-to-rent communities. A deep dive into the sector’s major markets, including forecasts, rental market ratings, key fundamentals, economic drivers, demographics, and the impact of alternative housing sectors.

included in this PAckage

New Home Trends Institute Membership

CONSUMER AND DESIGN TRENDS

Backed by deep-dive research at JBREC and supported by our experts across the nation, the New Home Trends Institute pairs design inspiration with exclusive insights into the “why” behind consumers’ housing choices.

included in this Membership

Real Estate Consulting

Build-to-Rent, Single-Family Rental, Apartments

Our experienced team of consultants thrives on helping our clients make great investment decisions. We will be an extension of your team, helping develop the right strategy for your next project. 

Capabilities

Case Studies

Project Opportunity Analysis for Raleigh New Home Community
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Financial and Demographic Analysis for Freedom, a Future Active-Adult Community
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Build-to-Rent First Look Study in Chattanooga, TN
Rental Community Analysis Logan Homes
Project Opportunity Analysis for Rental Community in North Carolina
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Minneapolis - Summer Cityscape
Build-to-Rent Strategy in Minneapolis, MN
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Apartment Acquisition in Austin, TX
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Project Opportunity Analysis for The Park at Three Point
JBREC Case Study Denver
Project Opportunity Analysis for Suburban Denver Neighborhood
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Market Study for Farms of New Kent Community Development District
Project Opportunity Analysis for Raleigh New Home Community
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Financial and Demographic Analysis for Freedom, a Future Active-Adult Community
New home construction against blue sky
Build-to-Rent First Look Study in Chattanooga, TN
Rental Community Analysis Logan Homes
Project Opportunity Analysis for Rental Community in North Carolina
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Minneapolis - Summer Cityscape
Build-to-Rent Strategy in Minneapolis, MN

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IMN SFR Industry Award Recipient

2023 Data Provider of the Year

In order to be the top research and consulting firm in the industry, we often need to figure out how to collect the data necessary for building indices and conducting thorough analysis. More than 10 years ago, when we entered the business, there was no comprehensive data on SFR/BTR. As a result, we had to collect the data ourselves to provide the analysis our clients expect from us. We continue to work alongside our clients and partners to further improve the data, enabling our clients to make even better decisions.

What our clients say about us

Our first step on researching new BTR projects is to check John Burns market reports.  It is the “level-set” we need to assess whether or not the project is aspirational or grounded in real-time metrics.

Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Manager

We highly value our business relationship with the entire John Burns Research and Consulting team who is always hyper responsive, approachable, polished and proficient. We highly cherish our partnership with JBREC, the housing industry’s top real estate research firm.

Executive Director and Principal, Real Estate Investment and Brokerage for SFR/BTR

The JBREC reports, data and forecasts are a critical component to our decision making process as you are only as good as the information you rely on. JBREC are the foremost experts in our growing asset class and we are grateful for their long time support and pursuit of better information to serve the broader real estate market.

President and COO, BTR Operator and Developer

John Burns’ research is consistently comprehensive and thoughtful providing valuable insight into current and future market conditions. John Burns’ research and data is unmatched in quality and timeliness and is invaluable to successful execution in today’s residential real estate market.

Co-Founder and CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

We have been using and working with the JBREC group since the early days, dating all the way back to 2014. They have been a phenomenal resource in providing market intelligence before the rest of the world caught on to what we were up to. Today, they continue to be a beacon and leader nationally.

CEO, BTR Operator

JBREC really is the industry reference for SFR data and research. The breadth of detail in the monthly US Housing Analysis and Forecast reports is really impressive, with 350+ pages of well presented data, analysis and insights every month.

CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

We find JBREC to be an invaluable partner. Their collection of data is the most comprehensive in the SFR industry, but on top of that, the John Burns Research team is incredibly responsive. Whenever we have custom requests (or just need help locating information in their voluminous collection of publications) the team there consistently delivers.

CEO, Single-Family Rental Proptech Services Platform

JBREC provides more rigorous data and analysis on US housing than any other firm. John and team have been trusted advisors to our team for decades.

Managing Director, Public, Single-Family Rental REIT

No research platform is as comprehensive as John Burns–our subscription has been invaluable and informs the strategic decisions we make on a daily basis. Their platform combines market sentiment and backs it up with concrete empirical data. We will continue to rely on their research to help direct our decision making.

CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

John Burns is our primary resource for up-to-date industry trends and has proven their unique value as a trusted partner in evaluating growth opportunities. When we started looking to expand our geographic footprint, there was no question who we would engage with. Working with John and his team was a great decision for our company.

CEO, Public Homebuilder

Our first step on researching new BTR projects is to check John Burns market reports.  It is the “level-set” we need to assess whether or not the project is aspirational or grounded in real-time metrics.

Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Manager

John Burns has been a significant resource for our teams across the Southwest region, assessing new business and evaluating existing developments. Their market-specific knowledge has been a great value-add for our local teams!

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, Development, and Management Firm

John and his team of housing experts provide the best and most accurate information on all of our housing markets and their forecasts are invaluable in guiding our business plans and investments

Managing Director, Capital Provider and Investor for For-Sale Residential

We highly value our business relationship with the entire John Burns Research and Consulting team who is always hyper responsive, approachable, polished and proficient. We highly cherish our partnership with JBREC, the housing industry’s top real estate research firm.

Executive Director and Principal, Real Estate Investment and Brokerage for SFR/BTR

The JBREC reports, data and forecasts are a critical component to our decision making process as you are only as good as the information you rely on. JBREC are the foremost experts in our growing asset class and we are grateful for their long time support and pursuit of better information to serve the broader real estate market.

President and COO, BTR Operator and Developer

Featured Insights

BTR rent growth across product types has moderated from peaks in 2021. Signs of growth are returning.

Living in a build-to-rent (BTR) community usually costs more than renting a scattered single-family home (SFR) or garden-style apartment. But there’s no set premium to add when underwriting new BTR projects.

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to speak to one of our experts about how we can help your business, please contact Client Relations at clientservices@jbrec.com.