Our Business

Build-to-Rent

Walton’s Build-to-Rent (BTR) program offers affordable housing in high demand markets across the United States. Our model involves development of 100 to 200 rental units from the ground up in designated communities within our 84,000-acre land portfolio. We work together with our large network of national homebuilders and developers to construct quality homes for people searching for single-family rental options and for investors looking for competitive returns.

A High Demand Market for Years to Come

Demand in the rental market is changing from apartment-style living to single-family homes in master planned communities including front yards, backyards, parks and other amenities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 65 percent of Americans under the age of 35 are currently renting with an expected increase in growth – making BTR a booming industry for a large millennial population for years to come.  

The Walton Differentiated Approach  

Walton’s approach includes offering an established pipeline of development opportunities within 2-3 years and using more than 42 years of experience in land acquisition, entitlements, lot development and our trusted relationships in the homebuilding industry to create value for our partners and investors.  

A major challenge facing BTR organizations is an ability to acquire land and gain market share through existing new builds or resale homes from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS); this approach leads to higher costs and less opportunities creating fewer overall returns. Walton can deliver greater returns with an established plan of action to build homes on existing land holdings with best-in-class, nationally recognized builders and developers.  

Our wholesale strategy utilizes our established land parcels “paper lots” to build new homes from the ground up, eliminating extra retail costs such as builder margins and market mark ups - delivering higher returns for our investors.