with Moda Living, JLL & Aberdeen Standard

As market conditions become increasingly unfavourable for home buyers, opportunities for investors looking towards alternative asset classes are plentiful.

An expert panel told Blackstock Consulting that in order for sectors such as BTR to succeed, investors must be willing to take risks.

The whole perception of “my home is my castle” is embedded in British culture. But, home ownership is becoming less of a reality and more of a dream for many young Britons faced with inflated house prices, and until recently, merge wage growth. As market conditions become increasingly unfavourable, opportunities for investors looking towards alternative asset classes are plentiful.

For sectors such as build-to-rent (BTR), success will be largely dependent on investors taking the risk on an industry with little to no track record, and developer’s ability to build at scale, an expert panel told Blackstock Consulting on a PropCast.

As confidence grows in BTR, a sector which saw a year-on-year increase of 34% on homes completed in Q2 2019, institutional investors have become increasingly comfortable delivering schemes at scale. For Johnny Caddick, managing director at Moda Living, BTR is about providing an aspiration to rent, while Simon Scott, lead director for Living Capital Markets at JLL, believes the UK poses a tremendous opportunity for investors and developers due to its supply-demand imbalance.

Participants

Johnny Caddick

Managing Director

Moda Living and Caddick Developments

Simon Scott

Director

JLL

Andrew Allen

Global Head of Investment Research, Real Estate

Aberdeen Standard Investments