Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 26, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland (American Homes 4 Rent)   001-36013   46-1229660

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

30601 Agoura Road, Suite 200

Agoura Hills, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 413-5300

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On February 26, 2019, American Homes 4 Rent (the “Company”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a prospectus supplement dated February 26, 2019 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to its prospectus dated August 4, 2017, which was included in its automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-219720) (the “Registration Statement”). The Prospectus Supplement relates to the possible resale, from time to time, by certain selling securityholders of up to 6,970,737 of the Company’s Class A common shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.01 per share (the “Class A Common Shares”), which were being registered pursuant to an agreement containing provisions relating to registration rights.

The Company is filing the opinions of its counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP, as Exhibit 5.1 hereto, regarding the legality of the Class A Common Shares covered by the Prospectus Supplement. Exhibit 5.1 is incorporated herein by reference and into the Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement, respectively.

This Current Report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   


  5.1    Opinion of Hogan Lovells US LLP
23.1    Consent of Hogan Lovells US LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 26, 2019     AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT

  /s/ Stephanie Heim

      Stephanie Heim
      Executive Vice President – Counsel