Category: Insights & Reports

Demand for Manchester property rising among GCC investors

Demand for Manchester property rising among GCC investors The north-west city is an investment hotspot firmly on the radar of buyers based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC region, new research reveals. Summary: Manchester is the most popular UK city behind London for property investment among investors based in the GCC Over double the proportion of investors would choose to... Read more »

The Autumn Budget 2017: New promise for the Property Market?

gov On Wednesday November 22nd, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his much anticipated second Budget of 2017. While the first held very little for the UK’s housing market, this inaugural Autumn Budget offered considerably more, with Hammond outlining a £44bn strategy to tackle the UK’s housing crisis. The strategy itself includes a number of planning reforms, a... Read more »

Investing in Dubai: Increased regulation & greater sustainability

shutterstock_361948016-1 We look at the fundamentals that now underpin Dubai's property market, and why new legislation makes it a stronger place to invest. It’s a market synonymous with its historic growth and its spiralling lows. Young though it may be, Dubai’s property market has already experienced the kind of journey few others can rival. Its rise... Read more »

Why Manchester is the #1 UK city for rental investment: Your free eBook

Why Manchester is the #1 UK city for rental investment: Your free eBook

Recently named by Savills as having the strongest economic prospects of any British city, Manchester is the place to invest within the UK. The northern city, renowned for its sporting and music history, has become the premier property investment location in the UK. Manchester’s population is growing at three times the national average thanks to… Read more »

A Model for Manchester? Impact of investment in Shenzhen

A Model for Manchester? Impact of investment in Shenzhen Like Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse, Shenzhen was once the centre of huge government-backed investment - and it transformed the city forever... What have Manchester and a former Chinese fishing village almost 6,000 miles have in common? Right now, there would appear very few similarities between the city in the north-west of England and Shenzhen on... Read more »

Where will property investment thrive in 2016?

Where will property investment thrive in 2016?

Following on from our review of the property market in 2015, here we lay out our predictions for 2016. This year is primed to be a seminal one for property, with the private rented sector building further momentum and regional cities across the UK stealing the limelight (and highest yields) from London. What can we… Read more »

52% of retirement investors turn to property

52% of retirement investors turn to property

Over half of investors will look towards property to improve portfolio diversification and increase returns in retirement. Two-thirds of investors have already expanded their portfolio through non-traded assets to protect against market volatility Stocks and bonds have lost popularity in favour of property and private equity 25% of investors aim to add more non-traded alternatives… Read more »