On March 16, 2021, Avanta’s President, Jim Dobbie, participated in IMN’s “Evaluating and Understanding Build-to-Rent Product type: What do Investors need to know?” roundtable discussion to discuss one of the fastest-growing sectors in real estate – single family rental neighborhood development.


Jim discussed:
  • Looking at the fundamentals: traditional SFR townhomes, horizontal apartments, attached, detached, duplex/triplex
  • Purpose built communities vs. scattered lot homes
  • Are amenities warranted and, if so, how do they improve returns?
  • Which concepts/product types are most attractive to investors?  Which allow smaller investors to play in the space?
  • How do capital providers view horizontal vs. traditional townhome