The Rise of Build-to-Rent and Why Investors Should Take Note
Explore the rise of “build-to-rent” (BTR) with Ryan Watts from Red River Development. Learn about their strategy in managing 1,500 units, market trends, site selection, and financial insights. Discover why BTR is the next big thing in real estate and the potential opportunities for investors!

Want to know how a little-known real estate trend is generating 30-40% rent premiums over traditional apartments? This “horizontal multifamily” strategy allowed one company to achieve 95%+ occupancy and 8-10% annual rent increases, even in secondary markets.

Ryan Watts, co-founder of Red River Development, discusses key factors behind successful build-to-rent (BTR) communities – a game-changing approach that’s attracting billions in institutional capital. After selling his previous company, Ryan partnered with real estate veterans to capitalize on this lucrative opportunity, growing to $400 million in assets under management in just a few years.

In this episode, Ryan breaks down:

  1. How to identify ideal secondary markets for maximum returns
  2. The proven formula for community amenities that command premium rents
  3. Why empty nesters are flocking to these communities alongside young families

Discover why BTR is being called “the future of rental housing” and how savvy investors can get in on the ground floor of this booming asset class. If you want to stay ahead of the curve in real estate investing, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss.

Timestamps

(1:17) The Asset Class of Build to Rent

(05:16) Factors Driving the Popularity of BTR

(08:50) Higher Rents and Strong Returns in BTR

(18:27) Investment Opportunities in BTR

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Who is Red River?

Red River Development is a vertically integrated real estate development company with a focus on developing and operating class-A build-for-rent residential communities under the management brand: Trulo Homes. A unique and growing space in the housing market, luxury rental communities provide the comfort and privacy of single-family homes with the convenience and amenities of high-end multifamily rentals. Red River sees extensive market opportunity in the Build-To-Rent (BTR) space throughout the Southern and Midwest U.S. with a substantial pipeline of developments planned to break ground later in 2024 and beyond. Red River is headquartered in Dallas, TX with a second office in Tulsa, OK.

Disclaimer: This podcast provides educational and informational content only. It does not constitute personalized financial, legal, or tax advice.

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Chris Lopez is a Denver area real estate entrepreneur and investor, as well as the host of Bigger Pockets’ House Hackerz and the Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast.
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