BTR City Live

BTR City Live

The UK Build to Rent market has emerged as a fast growing and evolving segment of the UK housing market.

In reaction to rising rental demand and shortfall of supply, institutional investors continue to invest in the UK Build to Rent (BTR) sector.

UK housing stock, which is the oldest in Europe, requires this type of investment. BTR has become an important part of UK’s delivery of a new generation of better quality homes.

Institutional investment into the sector reached c.£1.7bn in the first half of 2021, with the development pipeline in the regions increasing by 20%. Whilst the first wave of BTR development focused on Greater London, since 2018 the balance tipped, with the development pipeline outside of London consistently larger than inside the capital. Opportunities for new schemes across the country are vast and as the government’s levelling up agenda makes some headway, demand for quality, well-managed rental homes is only set to increase.

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BTR City Live

BTR City Live

Discover how our new interactive tool, BTR City Live can help you identify potential BTR hotspots around the UK.

It highlights key variables that will continue to drive demand over the long term, drawing on economics and demographics, as well as assessing current supply and pipeline in each location. >

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To view the latest market data to help support your decision making, click on a location to find out more.  If you would like any further information about the locations shown, or details on other UK towns and cities, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team. 

“With increasing development activity in regional centres and suburban markets, location specific analysis brings much needed transparency to the rapidly growing Build to Rent sector”

Simon Williams, Head of National Markets
Discover our Combined Strength

Discover our Combined Strength

As one of the UK’s principal BTR valuers, we are at the forefront of the BTR and Operational Residential Investment Markets.

We collaborate with our wider teams and colleagues at Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s leading estate agents, to provide a comprehensive and bespoke service to all of our clients.

With this in-house expertise, we are able to offer services including site finding, development consultancy, planning, affordable housing, building consultancy, operator searches and investment acquisitions.

How Can We Help?

Our experts across the UK work closely with the wider commercial and residential teams to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of the BTR sector.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, from acquisition and disposals to planning and development and work closely with our commercial and residential teams across the UK to deliver a seamless client experience.

As part of the BNP Paribas Group, we also have unique access to a pool of high-net-worth individuals, many of whom have an active requirement for residential investment assets, along with the BNP Relationship Managers who manage their assets.

How Can We Help?

Our world is changing. Is it time to look at places differently?

Political and economic shifts, advances in technology and environmental issues are just a few of the challenges facing the UK’s towns and cities.

Building communities is at the heart of BTR. By analysing an extensive range of metrics, our location analysis tool gives real estate decision makers a new lens through which to analyse and understand locations across the UK. We can provide investors with a deeper understanding of how those locations can provide a better quality of life for those living and working there.

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Life Moves: The Next Chapter

Our residential business, Strutt & Parker, is at the forefront of the latest trends impacting buyers future home aspirations.

This unique position has given us the privilege of engaging with the complete life cycle of the housing sector. From the house builders, planners and local government, to investors, developers, operators and perhaps most importantly, our residential estate agents helping our clients, to buy, sell and rent the home of their dreams.

Life Moves: The Next Chapter offers a snapshot of these future home aspirations by delving into the results of Strutt & Parkers annual Housing Futures survey.

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