Property Investment News

Institutional investors are piling into the UK's build-to-rent sector, reports Knight Frank, as the firm highlights 15 areas that present particularly strong opportunities for BtR development.

£500mn joint venture aims to deliver thousands of new rental homes at John Lewis and Waitrose sites.

Build-to-rent volumes have jumped 10%, says Knight Frank, confirming that the sector is 'a robust asset class that outperforms in periods of economic uncertainty.'

Greystar has bought the 12-acre former Peek Frean biscuit factory site in south London from Grosvenor.

A Freedom of Information Request by the Financial Times has revealed a big problem with the new Capital Gains Tax timeframe...

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast are the top picks for residential property returns, suggests Colliers, while locations in the South East are less appealing for investors.

"Real estate is more recession-proof than other assets, especially when it comes to luxury homes," argues Mickey Alam Khan, the New York-based president of Luxury Portfolio International.

JLL estimates that sterling buyers are currently paying 35% more for London properties than they were in 2014, while those purchasing in US dollars are paying 3.8% less.

“Megacities are once again thriving as tenants are drawn back to urban living after the lifting of lockdowns," says Savills, as prime rents climb in New York, Singapore, London and Los Angeles.

Virtual land prices have tumbled by an average of 66% since January, while the volume of metaverse real estate being traded has tanked by 97% from its November peak.

CBRE says it is "alert to the recent softening of market sentiment", as investment drops sharply - but remains on track to break records for the full year.

A European property investment platform plans to spend £1bn buying and retrofitting thousands of British homes for rent.