The Light: To Sell or to Rent? That Is the Question

The Light: To Sell or to Rent? That Is the Question


The two brightest spots in the residential space today are for-sale housing and the single-family rental market. And because both sectors are so strong, our clients are consistently asking: “What’s the best option for my project?” We are monitoring both sectors closely, with the key metrics our research team tracks daily and through the hundreds of project-specific feasibility assignments our national consulting team conducts each month.

While each project is different, there are some key guidelines we consider when analyzing any development opportunity. Our demographic, consumer, real estate, and economic trends suggest the following for a suburban development:

Our guidelines can get you started toward making the for-sale or for-rent decision. If you want an independent analysis backed by research and experience, please contact our consulting team.


Lesley Deutch If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Deutch, Managing Principal, at (561) 998-5814 or by email.
Ken Perlman If you have any questions, please contact Ken Perlman, Managing Principal, at (858) 281-7214 or by email.