Strong Yields and High Employment
Similar to other Florida markets, this region has experienced significant recovery since the recession
with home values increasing over 50% since 20121. However, home values still remain approximately
25% below the prior peak and are expected to increase an additional 7-10% by 2019.
Another factor that makes Southwest Florida a great Single-Family Rental (SFR) investment market, is
that it has strong gross rental yields relative to other U.S. markets. Gross yields in this region average
9.5-10.5%, which is above the national average of 9.2%2.
When it comes to underlying fundamentals that drive SFR investment returns, Southwest Florida is
experiencing similar trends to the rest of the state. Employment numbers continue to rise and are
higher than the average for the state of Florida, which should support household growth and ongoing