Tricon Residential Inc. has formed a new joint venture with Pacific Life Insurance Company and a global investor to acquire newly built single-family rental homes targeting the middle-market demographic in the U.S. Sun Belt.
Tricon said the joint venture will have an initial equity commitment of $300 million (onethird from each partner) and include the ability for investors to increase the vehicle size to $450 million, representing $1.5 billion of purchasing potential when including associated leverage.
”This will enable the joint venture to acquire approximately 5,000 new single-family homes, primarily from national and regional homebuilders, including both scattered site homes and finished build-to-rent communities,” said the company in a statement.
Tricon will serve as the asset manager and property manager of the joint venture(the Homebuilder Direct JV).
“We are excited to begin a new partnership with Pacific Life alongside one of our existing institutional investors to expand our single-family rental platform and offer our residents the option to live in brand-new homes at an accessible price point,” said Gary Berman, President and CEO of Tricon Residential.
“We continue to see exceptional demand for high-quality rental homes as a result of de-urbanization, de-densification and work-fromhome trends that have only accelerated in the past year. The Homebuilder Direct JV leverages our longstanding relationships with homebuilders across the United States and rounds out our single-family rental acquisition strategy to include new homes, complementing our ongoing acquisition program of resale homes in our SFR JV-1 vehicle, and the development of build-to-rent communities in our THPAS JV-1. With the formation of the Homebuilder Direct JV, we now have a clear runway to grow our singlefamily rental portfolio well beyond 30,000 homes,” he added.