ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors are rapidly changing the landscape of residential development. With new legislation imminent, UK residential markets and several subsectors are gearing up to see how they will be affected by the changing demands of future occupants.
As many universities adopted a virtual learning environment, students looked to retreat (where possible) to their family homes for the sake of saving money and being close to the ones they love – but what does this mean for the student accommodation sector now that life is seemingly returning to normal, and has this affected investment opportunities?
University enrolment certainly took a hit at the beginning of the pandemic, and this has of course had a knock-on effect on those living in university accommodation. Despite this, UCAS reported a 10% increase in university enrolment in 2021, with some universities even offering additional spaces on high-demand courses. So, what does this mean for the student housing market?
Environmental, social, governance. Three words that are changing the face of the property sector, raising standards and defining the impact of business investment. But what does it mean for property professionals that are designing, constructing or managing private properties in the rental sector?
With an increased focus on sustainability, there is fresh hope for delivering developments that not only meet current needs but are future-proofed for the next generation (and beyond).
A concept originally introduced in 2012 as part of the legacy programme for the Olympic Games, BTR saw the transformation of Stratford’s East Village from athlete accommodation, to privately owned rental developments.
Overlooked because of stigmas surrounding short-term rental investments, care homes and residential developments have become a hot spot for guaranteed cash flow. Here we take a look at the sector to determine whether these developments are still a worthwhile investment.
With communal space and shared amenities being a key theme in co-living, there is no doubt that in a time where the social aspects of co-living are seemingly less attractive than they once were. So, how is this affecting the co-living community and the investments behind it?
Having spent over 30 years with Savills and headed up its London Residential Development team, Dominic Grace is an expert consultant in the fields of property development and sales capability. We sat down with Dominic to discuss the general outlook within London’s residential market right now, as well as some of the key themes that we will be examining at the conference that are likely to drive movement within the sector.