Real Estate Investment

PRS Group are acquiring mature rental housing assets in order to build long-term value and sustainable yield by taking advantage of market disruption caused by new regulatory requirements, inefficiencies and market pressures. We are looking to discuss portfolios of with a minimum value of £1m.

A fresh study undertaken by Simple Landlords Insurance has found that almost a third of landlords with just a single property are planning to sell and exit the buy-to-let sector.

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in buy-to-let is starting to look less attractive for less experienced property investors as a consequence of the government’s decision to introduce a number of measures to curb the growth of buy-to-let landlords.

However, more experienced buy-to-let landlords are feeling positive about the future of the rental market, with 38% of those who currently own two properties or more thinking about buying additional homes to rent, according to the research by the insurance provider.

Recent research reveals it is the landlords positioned at the larger end of the market who are best poised to take advantage of increasing demand, bargain stock being sold off, and stable house prices.

PRS Group has financial investors from across Europe and the US, who are attracted to the UK Private Rented Sector specifically. We acquire off-market residential property portfolios across the UK and improve yield through efficient management and sensible re-development.

In May 2019 Legal & General, backed by Dutch Pension Fund PGGM, announce a £500m investment in London-based build to rent scheme, having already committed £600m to kick-start their joint BTR fund in early 2016.

As institutional investors continue to flock to the UK PRS, including Prudential, Hermes Investment Management, a £250m BTR fund from Invesco Real Estate, £500m fund from US-based LaSalle Investment and £100m from Gatehouse, the Kuwaiti-owned investment bank, it is important to act swiftly to take advantage of the opportunities. Institutional investment continues to be deployed into build-to-rent schemes/ developments and we see the acquisition of small to medium sized portfolios of exiting landlords to be a lucrative niche market.

Currently PRS Group owns over 350 residential properties in Scotland and is the largest private residential landlord in the country. We welcome brokers looking to sell residential property portfolios to contact us directly.