"Investors are buying more, and now they are buying new.
"I actually think that we're coming into perhaps the most compelling three or four years that I've seen since I've been in the business," said Doug Brien, CEO of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust.
Miami-based Lennar, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, is experimenting with the single-family rental market itself. CEO Miller said Lennar will probably start another rental community, or possibly two. Miller didn't say if Lennar would start selling to large-scale investors, but Brien said he has purchased some of Starwood Waypoint's homes from at least one public builder."