Student property attracts more institutional investors

Since the vote for Brexit, large institutional investors have been re-evaluating their property funds and, according to the latest stats, there has been a shift away from commercial property into investments such as student property and hotels.

 

Investment levels in sectors such as student property, hotels and care homes have been up by 3% compared to this time last year as institutional investors seek investments with steady, reliable tenants and long leases.

 

Knight Frank, the global real estate consultancy, have stated that they have never been busier with alternative investments since the UK decided to leave the EU. Interestingly, 16% of all property investment deals in the UK in July have been across student property, hotels and care homes compared to 13% in July last year.

 

This trend is a clear indicator that investors, in the post Brexit environment, are moving away from the current volatility surrounding retail and office units and looking towards the longevity of long-term leases and steady tenants that alternative investments bring.

 

For individual investors it is often a good idea to see what the institutional investors are doing when the markets are volatile. The fact that they are turning to investments such as student property is a good pointer for where you may want to consider placing your investments over the forthcoming months.

 

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15 September 2016
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