Category Archives: Real Estate

5 key risks in the U.K.’s build-to-rent market

As build-to-rent grows and matures, our roundtable of experts, identified five key areas of risk and potential solutions. Continue reading →

U.K. attitudes to rental risk are softening

With traditional investments underperforming, many institutions are warming to some of the risks involved in moving back into housing, although some are more risk averse than others. Continue reading →

Securing property in an age of global terror

Terrorism has come to dominate the news and political agenda. Anyone anywhere can be a victim. Commercial property landlords need to be more aware. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

The Continuing Rise of Alternative Investments

Rising interest in alternative assets has been a prevailing trend over the last five years. Many now see student accommodation as a mainstream asset class – with nearly £6bn of investment last year. Meanwhile, the emerging build-to-rent sector will also … Continue reading →

The U.K. Private Rented Sector – A Post Budget Reflection for Institutional Investors

The private rented sector (PRS) is the term for private individuals renting residential property. Akin to the U.S. ‘multi-family apartment’ model, which has been very popular and reflects around 25% of the U.S. core real estate index, it is a … Continue reading →

Lifetime Mortgages: A Retirement Solution, but Not Without Risk

People are living longer, and life expectancy is rising further. In the U.K., life expectancy increased from 70 years in 1961 to 80 in 2009, and 1 in 3 babies born in 2013 are now expected to live to celebrate … Continue reading →

The Risk of Sanctions for Real Estate Businesses

Sanctions are punitive measures imposed on a country by foreign governments. They can entail trading embargoes as well as freezing the assets of certain individuals or companies. Any business that has dealings with a sanctioned country risks being affected. Continue reading →

Building Resilience Around Natural Hazards and Climate Change

A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to natural catastrophes presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. Continue reading →

Big Data: Is the Property Sector Making the Most of it?

Big data refers to computer analysis of data sets too large for the human mind to process. Trends and patterns, which computer algorithms spot, can offer businesses powerful insight allowing them to be more efficient, to better understand their customers … Continue reading →