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Rental crisis sets the scene for growth of build-to-rent

Build-to-rent is well established overseas but despite Australia's rental crisis and need for greater in-fill development, it has yet to take off here but that could be about to change.

High rise apartments and buildings near Queen Victoria’s market, Melbourne

Ten years ago build-to-rent (BTR) was a niche field in the United Kingdom and United States but practically unheard of in Australia.

Fast forward a decade and the BTR model is a major component of US and UK rental market supply but has struggled to take off locally.

While it is still a growing asset class in Australia, taxes are a restraint on further development of the sector.

Michael Bentley, Research and Consultancy Manager, Aurient Prope…