build for rent
Developing and building new SFR communities
Build-for-rent consists of developing and building new communities of single-family homes dedicated to the rental market. By adding new inventory, Build for Rent is critical to addressing the current shortage of homes in the US. The strategy delivers a high-quality product to tenants while generating operational efficiencies, given the houses are newly built and streamlined throughout the community. Lafayette was one of the first players to enter the Build for Rent market in 2019 and has worked with national and regional homebuilders to acquire and develop over 1,000 new units.
Upgrading the US housing stock
SFR rehab consists of acquiring and renovating scattered single-family homes. This strategy allows to upgrade the current US housing stock and deliver professionally managed rental units to the market. We have 2,500+ scattered homes across seven markets, mainly in high-growth Southeastern states. Our streamlined and tech-enabled underwriting and closing process, combined with our dedicated team with 25+ years of combined SFR experience, allows us to acquire and renovate over 100 new units per month efficiently.
LAFAYETTE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
A fully-staffed, operational property management platform
Brandywine Homes USA (“Brandywine”) is Lafayette’s fully-integrated property management arm, founded in 2014. Brandywine offers an end-to-end property management solution to the Lafayette Funds as well to third-party SFR owners, with an obsessive focus on resident satisfaction. Brandywine manages and operates more than 3,300 single-family homes across Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Memphis, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Charlotte, Nashville, and Columbia.
Please visit BrandywineHomesUSA.com.
Lafayette Development & Construction
A newly launched internal homebuilding platform for our BFR communities
Marquis Homes (“Marquis”) was launched in 2022 to enhance the collaboration with our homebuilder partners and selectively internalize the entitlement, development, and construction of our Build for Rent communities. Marquis currently has a team of 4 combining 60+ years of collective homebuilding experience at large national players such as Lennar, Taylor Morrison, Hovnanian, and Century Communities. We continue to expand our team and capabilities to reach our ambitious goals.
Diversified capabilities across the capital stack
In 2016, we launched Lafayette Lending, which provided bridge and Fix & Flip loans to retail single-family investors. We further supported the industry’s growth, diversifying Lafayette across the capital stack and leveraging synergies. Over the years, we closed 700 loans. None of our investment vehicles are actively lending, but we are considering re-entering the space in the next 12 months.