Our mission

Having pioneered the development of the professional single-family home rental (SFR) industry, We are on a mission to provide much-needed housing solutions to US households. We aim to deploy long-term capital and provide the highest quality services to our residents and investors, always supported by vertically integrated operations.

Our mission

Our history

In 2011, Lafayette identified a unique opportunity to buy, renovate and rent single-family homes in the US and provide European investors exposure to the US Real Estate market recovery.

Since its launch, Lafayette was followed by other large institutions which have, in total, acquired more than 300,000 single-family homes for rent (SFR). A new commercial real estate asset class was born, and Lafayette is one of its veterans. With over 4,000 homes under management, Lafayette is one of the top 15 largest SFR owners in the US.

In 2014 we created Brandywine Homes, a property management company that manages 100% of Lafayette’s portfolio. The Lafayette and Brandywine teams are working hard to provide best-in-class management services to their residents to maximize lease renewal rates and control operating costs.

In 2016, we launched Lafayette Lending, a private lending activity dedicated to single-family home investors.

In 2021, Lafayette launched Brandywine Cares, a non-profit organization that provides career coaching and financial education to help households achieve security and build wealth. This initiative further supports our goal of improving the lives of our residents.

In 2022, we created Marquis Homes, a homebuilding company that oversees and internalizes to a larger extent the development and construction of our Build-for-Rent communities to generate material cost savings along with more visibility, control, and alignment of interests.

Since our inception, we have launched four discretionary SFR investment vehicles (of which three are fully realized) and three joint ventures with two large US institutions.

Lafayette takes pride in participating in fixing the US housing shortage, delivering new homes to the market, renovating the existing inventory, positively impacting the neighborhoods where it operates, creating jobs, and providing good quality houses for families that don’t want to or cannot become homeowners.

Our values

A passion for finding new opportunities and building sustainable and scalable operations, and a relentless sense of initiative across all team members who feel empowered and build self-confidence over time.

A rigorous mindset and processes to ensure that all our investment and management decisions are deliberate, reasonable, thorough, and intellectually honest.

Transparency & Openness
An open, safe, and communicative environment that encourages visibility, candor, and trust and rejects company politics.