Category: Affinity Living

Affinity Living Embankment West Wins Big at National Property Awards

Gareth Marshall, Kristen Lee-Mottershead and Giles Beswick from Select Property Group holding the award for Residential High-rise Development UK at the 19/20 UK Property Awards. They are holding the award in front of the official UK Property Awards signage at the ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 25th October 2019. The award was given to Select Property Group's Affinity Living Embankment West project in Manchester. Select Property Group's project in Manchester city centre scooped the Residential High-rise Development UK prize at the 2019/20 UK Property Awards at a prestigious ceremony in central London. The project forms part of a wider neighbourhood of regeneration located on the former site of Manchester Exchange station. The Embankment neighbourhood will become the gateway to... Read more »

Young Tenants Driving Demand for Build-to-Rent UK Property

Young Tenants Driving Demand for Build-to-Rent UK Property

Millennials that don’t want to own their own home, or those that cannot enter the ownership sector, are primed for a new rental alternative, at a time when mortgage redemption rates in the traditional buy-to-let sector surge. Summary: Millennials are ready for a new solution in rental accommodation and are helping to drive the growth… Read more »

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

A new report estimates the purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement sectors will eventually reach a combined value of £880 billion, as private and institutional investors from around identify the huge opportunity in these assets. Summary: Three of the UK’s biggest purpose-built property sectors are forecast to rise in value by four times their… Read more »

Property makes more money than shares over the past 10 years

Property makes more money than shares over the past 10 years

The number of people investing in property looks set to increase after latest research reveals it’s the most lucrative investment. Summary Property named as most lucrative form of investment Property investment generated a 175% return over the last decade Growing build-to-rent sector expected to attract even more investors in 2017   It’s official, property has… Read more »

Confirmed: A generation shunning home ownership in favour of renting?

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As home ownership levels in England fall to their lowest levels in 30 years, research reveals a generation who are choosing to rent.   Summary 49% of under 25s say they don’t want a mortgage and that renting suites their lifestyle As ownership rates fall, the number of private renters doubles Private rented sector now… Read more »

UK housing: 4 reasons build-to-rent is the future of rented living

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Buy-to-let may have failed an entire generation, but here’s why build-to-rent is the product tenants want – and the asset investors need, too. A new sector for a market that’s been demanding and waiting for it for too long. Buy-to-let failed an entire generation, a product that could not evolve with the needs of the… Read more »

Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square is proud to announce its partnership with the 11th edition of the Manchester Literature Festival. A joint venture by Select Property Group (SPG) and Bruntwood, the city’s newest neighbourhood on Oxford Road will mark the event by creating a pop up library where more than 400 books, signed by some of the authors,… Read more »

Video: Changing tenants. A changing UK property market.

Video: Changing tenants. A changing UK property market.

Our latest video outlines how shifting generational attitudes towards ownership are driving a revolution in Britain’s private rented sector. What’s happening with the UK property market? Homeownership levels have fallen to a 30-year low, while the demand for rental accommodation has risen by 17,500 each month for the last decade. Of course, the rising cost… Read more »