Chinese investors hone in on UK property

Over $13 billion worth of investment in UK property by Chinese investors has been forecast by 2020. Attracted by strong returns and the stability that the UK property market represents compared to the volatility of the equity markets, Chinese investors see the UK as a safe bet for yielding good returns.

Chancellor George Osborne’s recent visit to China and the Chinese president’s state visit of the UK is cementing business relationships between the two countries, with property investment in the UK being high on the agenda, especially in the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

UK property investments are becoming a major part of Chinese investors’ portfolios and the aforementioned figure of over $13 billion is what leading Asian real estate platform Juwai.com is predicting.

Stable and high performing asset class

In 2014 over $3 billion was invested in UK property by Chinese Investors and Britain is currently the 4th most popular international location for investment. The UK is increasingly looking towards huge markets such as China and India for investors and interestingly, over 70% of all enquiries in the London property market are made by Chinese Investors.

With the eye-watering prices in London, Chinese investors are now turning towards other major UK cities such as Birmingham and Manchester, both of which are gaining traction from the Far East. 

UK property is seen as a stable and high performing asset class by both home and overseas investors. At Barrows and Forrestr we focus on prime residential city centre developments and purpose-built student accommodation. The growth in these sectors is at an all time high so if you’re looking for an investment with virtually guaranteed returns, contact us now.

11 November 2015
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