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Growth: +2,962.4%
2012 revenue: $4,540,000
2013 revenue: $139,032,000

The single-family rental business is good. Really good, if you’re American Homes 4 Rent, who tops our list of the housing economy’s fastest-growing companies. One of the early entrants into the SFR rental market, American Homes 4 Rent has been on incredible acquisition pace since it first began paying cash for existing and new homes in December 2012. The behemoth now owns more than 29,000 homes in the U.S. and boasts a market cap larger than many companies populating the lower end of the S&P 500.

The company recently brought its second rental securitization to market in September, 2014-SFR2, which was oversubscribed by investors looking to cash in on the rise in U.S. rental markets.