Single-Family Built-for-Rent: The Future of Rental Housing?

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Single-family built-for-rent (SFBFR) housing, offers renters the benefits of single-family living without the maintenance and costs of traditional home ownership. With housing affordability declining, renting becoming a more common option and COVID-19 changing how and where we live, will SFBFR be the future of rental housing? In this webinar, Dr. Robert Dietz, NAHB’s Chief Economist, will outline the data and trends driving the increase in SFBFR construction, declining affordability and renters’ desire to live in less dense areas. Scott Adams, Senior Principal at Bassenian Lagoni, will then offer key insights for designing in this specific niche. Lastly, Rich Eneim, Jr., Vice President and Principal of Keystone Homes, will cover best practices regarding SFBFR development.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Understand the trends and construction rate of SFBFR housing relative to traditional single-family and multifamily development.
  • Identify key design differences between SFBFR housing and traditional single-family housing.
  • Learn development tips and best practices from a SFBFR development.

Speakers: Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist, NAHB; Scott Adams, Senior Principal, Bassenian Lagoni; & Rich Eneim, Jr. Vice President and Principal, Keystone Homes

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at

Rob Dietz

PhD, Chief Economist, Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, NAHB

Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Dr. Dietz has published academic research on the private and social benefits of homeownership, federal tax expenditure estimation, and other housing and tax issues in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Housing Research, the National Tax Journal and the NBER Working Paper series. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy on housing and economic issues. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, specializing in revenue estimation of legislative proposals involving housing, urban development, and other business tax issues. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.

Scott Adams

Senior Principal, , Bassenian Lagoni

Rich Eneim

Jr., Vice President and Principal, Keystone Homes

As Vice President and a Principal of Keystone Homes, Rich manages the finance and accounting needs of the business and leads the effort for new acquisitions. He also supports the sales and marketing needs of the company. Prior to joining Keystone Homes in 2008, Rich gained invaluable experience working for the diversified real estate company, Greystar Real Estate Partners, in their investment group. Rich graduated from Gonzaga University (go Bulldogs!) with a degree in Business with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Leadership and he recently completed his MBA at Columbia Business School.


10/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes This webinar starts at 2:00 pm ET. Attendees will be able to login at 1:45 pm ET.
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