Single-Family Rental Survey

Single-Family Rental Survey


Access a national survey of institutional single-family rental operators that pairs standard metrics, such as occupancy and rent growth, with sentiment and special topics. Our survey drives the first national index tracking in this growing sector, produced quarterly in partnership with the National Rental Home Council. 

The latest perspectives from within the single-family rental industry

Monitor current and expected leasing sentiment shared by the top SFR operators.

Review rent growth and operating expense trends across our survey history.

Track changes in occupancy rates and time required to lease vacant units.

Gain exclusive insights into cap rate assumptions, acquisition methods, and more through our quarterly questions.

In collaboration with

National Rental Home Council

The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) is the trade association dedicated to advocating on behalf of the 16 million home single-family rental industry and its residents. The NRHC supports efforts to strengthen neighborhoods by filling an important need in today’s growing rental housing market.
What’s Included in This Report

A measure of activity for 250k+ professionally managed rental homes in 50+ markets

All of our surveys are delivered via email with a short summary, and are posted in our client portal for easy access. Every quarter, here’s what you can expect in the Single-Family Rental Survey:

Single-Family Rental Market Index

The Single-Family Rental Market Index (SFRMI) measures the health and sentiment of the single-family rental sector combining subindices  measuring the current and expected leasing environment and time on market relative to seasonal norms. 

Rental Rates and Rent Growth

Graphs and analysis present the national distribution of rental rates across 250K+ homes, and year-over-year rent growth trends for renewals, new leases, and blended growth.

Operating Expenses

Survey graphs reveal changes in operating expenses compared to rent growth across the survey’s history. We also provide a national distribution of operating expense rates.


Graphs and analysis reflect the national distribution of occupancy rates, and a directional time on market indicator that is sensitive to changing market conditions.

Current and Expected Leasing Indicators

Participants rate current leasing activity compares to seasonal norms and expectations for leasing over the next 6 months.

Questions of the Quarter

These focus questions provide timely insights on the acquisition and operation of rental homes. Topics range from acquisition methods and assumptions to where tenants are coming from.

Receive accurate answers for these critical questions

Which regions have the highest year-over-year rent growth for new leases? What about the highest growth for renewals?

How optimistic are SFR portfolio operators about the next 6 months?

Where are SFR occupancy rates the highest and where are the lowest occupancy rates?

How rapidly are operating expenses rising? Are any operators seeing economies of scale?

Are most single-family operators growing by buying homes from homebuilders?

How does single-family rent growth compare to apartment rent growth in the last 12 months?

Additional reports available in the
Single-Family Rental Package

Single-Family Rental Analysis and Forecast


A quarterly state of the union report on the single-family rental industry, which includes relevant macro drivers, demand, supply, and affordability indicators, demographic trends, and key forecasts across the industry and top markets.

US Housing Analysis and Forecast


Our national housing thesis on all macro US issues impacting the housing market. Insights and analysis on economic growth and risks, consumer behavior and finances, mortgage underwriting and policy, first-time and investor buyer activity, and national demand and supply. 

Single-Family Rental REIT Earnings Summary


A summary of key performance statistics and market insight reported from the publicly traded single-family rental REITs. 

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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.