JLL Residential

UK Residential Investment - Into the Mainstream November 2016

About the report

The strength of momentum behind UK residential investment continues to improve, despite good reasons to expect otherwise. The headwinds are well-known; softening market performance, post-EU referendum uncertainty and changes to Stamp Duty that could have undermined growth of the asset class.

Yet, a survey of leading investors and developers of Build to Rent – or, Private Rented Communities as we at JLL call it (more on that later) – suggests that the momentum to build and create this new real estate asset class in the UK is largely undeterred as result of Brexit. Our clients are shifting strategies, seeking out income growth opportunities in the UK’s secondary cities and beyond.
Also in this edition:

  • The strength behind UK residential investment continues at a pace despite Brexit.
  • The migration of capital north towards Manchester in particular, but also to Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, only accelerated in the first half of 2016 alongside a growing range of secondary and tertiary cities.
  • Investment into new markets is vital for further expansion, providing broader choice and diversification of the asset class.
  • Developers will carve out a better understanding of how to ‘animate’ spaces, driving important new thinking into the sector.
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