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Should investors be concerned with the build-up of build-to-rent?

Developers continue to add to their build-to-rent pipelines, but does the flow of billions of dollars to boost the supply of rental properties and increase competition for tenants create risks for individual investors?

Architect's rendering of Pellicano's Fieldworks House
Pellicano's Fieldworks house has been designed specifically with a rental lifestyle in mind. Image: i2C

Developers continue to add to their build-to-rent pipelines, but does the flow of billions of dollars to boost the supply of rental properties and increase competition for tenants create risks for individual investors?

While still a fledgling sector in Australia, build-to-rent, where developers build dwellings for the purpose of leasing them rather than selling them, is considered to be a key element in solving Australia’s housing supply and aff…