I am going to write a series on the Single Family for Rent strategy that is getting some press. Today I thought I would highlight one aspect that is interesting - tenant longevity. While single family rentals clearly have operational disadvantages vs. traditional multi-family - geographic separation, non-standard fixtures etc. etc. The best information I have found indicates the average tenant stays almost three and a half years in a single family rental vs. twenty-five months in traditional multi-family. This reduces leasing costs and downtime to help mitigate the added operational expense.