A Black Friday level of frenzy is currently taking place in the world of BTR financing. Listen in on the third episode of our three-part series on build-to-rent (BTR) where Joel Kirstein, Managing Director at Berkadia, breaks down the capital world’s obsession with the BTR space. Keep reading below for some of the episode’s key highlights.
Joel Kirstein, Managing Director, Berkadia
- Land and entitlement risk is Joel’s number one concern because it’s the critical choke point in the BTR development process.
- Labor shortages are another concern. Almost every contractor is having a terrible time hiring skilled labor.
Oversupplied? Not yet.
- Currently, the only thing oversupplied is capital interested in BTR. There aren’t enough deals to go around, and we’re nowhere near oversupplying BTR housing.
- Long entitlement periods play a major role in preventing BTR oversupply.
A peak into the future
- More conservative capital sources are starting to step into the BTR space.
- Currently, BTR data is very fragmented. Aggregation of BTR data will be a game changer.
- Mergers & Acquisitions and institutional owner market share growth are inevitable.