Middleburg Communities Managing Partner, Chris Finlay, will participate in the upcoming Information Management Network’s (IMN) Build-to-Rent (B2R) Virtual Forum on March, 16, 2021. Mr. Finlay will speak on the panel titled, Crystal Balling the Future of Homebuilding and the Role of Build-to-Rent, addressing issues regarding industry stakeholders, trends in consumer behaviors driving demand for the product, the outlook for cap rates and insights on deals and activity within the industry. Information and registration can be found here.
Mr. Finlay is joining the IMN forum after launching Middleburg Communities’ The Hamlet™ SFR initiative in September 2020. The Hamlet program is an innovative approach that satisfies the growing demand for single family rental properties in high growth southeastern markets. The company recently finalized a joint venture that seeks to complete the development of more than 6,000 SFR units over the next three years. Middleburg’s’ The Hamlet communities blend the comforts of a single-family home and the welcoming feel of a neighborhood, with the flexibility and ease of maintenance free living. Each location features best-in-class amenities and environmentally friendly design. The Hamlet
communities are anticipated to draw interest from current multifamily apartment residents as well as existing single-family home renters and would-be buyers. Building on Middleburg’s proven market strategies, The Hamlet
communities are well-located in high job growth Southeastern markets near major arterial highways, grocery, retail, entertainment and healthcare services, quality school districts and job centers. Home designs utilize Traditional Neighborhood Design principles with cottages oriented toward shared outdoor spaces. Sustainability and walkability are emphasized in each community’s design. For more information, visit www.liveatthehamlet.com.
As Middleburg Communities’ Managing Partner, Mr. Finlay is responsible for the oversight management of all the Middleburg affiliated companies and is integral in capital markets activities. Mr. Finlay has a long and distinguished career in commercial real estate investment, finance, and operations. Over the past fifteen years, he has led the acquisition, recapitalization, and development of over 21,000 apartment units throughout the Sun Belt and has executed more than $3 billion in transactions.
Mr. Finlay is committed to giving back to the community. He is the founder and Chairman of Shelters to Shutters, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for those experiencing situational homelessness, through a network of local non-profit organizations and the multifamily industry. Mr. Finlay is also on the Board of Directors for the National Multifamily Housing Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Finlay served seven years in the United States Marine Corps and graduated with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina.
About Middleburg Communities: Middleburg Communities is a fully integrated multifamily development, investment, construction and management company operating in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. Since 2004, Middleburg has acquired and developed more than 21,000 apartment units, executing over $3 billion in transactions. The Middleburg team shares a vision for greater value creation through community impact. The firm’s success is rooted in a genuine desire to serve its local communities in thoughtful and holistic ways. Middleburg embraces people, property, and partnerships to enhance the lives of others, contribute positively to its neighborhoods and maximize real returns for partners. For more information, please visit www.MiddleburgCommunities.com.