Vanguard Real Estate Group Completes Sale of 40 Single-Family Homesites in Genesee County for Affordable Housing


[Genesee County, MI] – Vanguard Real Estate Group, a leading real estate brokerage and advisory firm based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is pleased to announce the off-market sourcing and successful sale of 40 single-family homesites in Genesee County, Michigan, designated for affordable housing. These homesites have been acquired by Allen Edwin Homes, one of Michigan’s premier homebuilders.

The new community, The Orchards in Burton, is recognized for its serene surroundings and exceptional living experience. With this recent transaction, Allen Edwin Homes aims to address the urgent need for affordable housing in the current market by offering high-quality, cost-effective new homes for families.

"We are proud to have facilitated this transaction with Allen Edwin Homes. Providing one of Michigan's largest homebuilders with additional homesites supports the increase of housing inventory and addresses the critical need for affordable housing in the community."
Vanguard Real Estate
Chris Rayner
Vice President of Acquisitions | Vanguard Real Estate Group
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Michael DiNello, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Vanguard Real Estate Group, commended Rayner’s efforts, stating, “Chris Rayner’s exemplary work and leadership within the Acquisition Division have been instrumental in this transaction. This sale further underscores Vanguard’s commitment to delivering much-needed affordable housing supply to key markets in Southeast Michigan.”

Allen Edwin Homes is well-known for its dedication to delivering spacious homes with remarkable architectural detail in beautiful neighborhoods at competitive prices. With a long history of building homes in Michigan, Allen Edwin Homes understands that happy homeowners are created by offering the right choices to fit their budget and lifestyle. This acquisition aligns perfectly with their vision of creating exceptional living spaces in thriving communities while ensuring affordability for families.

About Allen Edwin Homes:

Allen Edwin Homes is the leading home builder in Michigan, constructing new homes in over 100 outstanding communities across Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, the Lake Michigan Lakeshore, Southeast Michigan, and Indiana. They offer three different collections of homes, allowing buyers to find the perfect fit for their needs and preferences. Allen Edwin Homes is committed to building appealing, high-quality homes at affordable prices, giving families the opportunity to realize their dream of homeownership. For more information about Allen Edwin Homes, please visit

About Vanguard Real Estate Group:

Founded in 2006, Vanguard Real Estate Group stands at the forefront of the industry as a fully integrated and seasoned real estate brokerage, advisory, and development firm. At the core of our operations is an extensive suite of acquisition, brokerage, capital advisory, and land development services tailored to Southeast Michigan. Since its inception, Vanguard has seamlessly orchestrated real estate transactions exceeding $500 million, encompassing diverse assets like vacant land, multi-family properties, fractured condominium developments, non-performing CRE debt, and single-family residential communities.

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Sabrina Cusumano
Vanguard Real Estate Group

Sabrina Cusumano

Director of Operations

Ms. Cusumano leads key aspects of Vanguard’s operations, such as agent recruitment, Builder Division growth support, marketing, branding, and front-office management.