Source: Yahoo Finance —
Large investors have dominated the commercial real estate market for practically ever, while average individuals have typically been able to find opportunities in the single-family and small multifamily space fairly easily.
However, when a major opportunity presents itself, institutions are quick to pour their vast resources into capturing and controlling a market. This has happened with corporate farming taking control of the food supply and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon.com, Inc’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Whole Foods practically obliterating smaller grocery stores.
The same appears to be happening now in the single-family housing market. Large investment firms got an appetite for single-family rentals when the housing market crashed in 2008. That appetite has been growing over the past couple of years and the buying activity so far in 2022 makes it clear that there’s no plan of slowing down.