Build to rent (BTR) refers to the emerging sub-market in private rented residential stock, designed specifically for renting rather than for sale, typically owned by institutional investors and managed by specialist operators.

Growth in the UK market edit

In October 2016, it was estimated that only some 8,000 units had been built with a further 15,000 units under construction. To date, the majority of completed projects have come forward in London and the major provincial cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield. Construction is now underway in Birmingham and Leeds. The UK Government is reportedly encouraging the sector's growth.[1]

By September 2019 the number of units either built or in construction was reported to have increased to 35,000[2] following large developments by a number of firms report in the media.[3][4]

Build-to-rent is the most contemporary development in the private rented sector (PRS) and offers housing across the full spectrum of privately rented accommodation in terms of scale and service offering, often with affordable housing being integrated through discounted market rental homes.

Criticism edit

Tenants in BTR properties typically pay an 11% premium over other properties in similar locations, according to one study.[5]

United States edit

Haven Realty is a national leader with a portfolio of 35 build-to-rent communities valued at more than $1.2 billion as of 2022.[6]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ McIntosh, Angus P. J.; Sykes, Stephen G. (1985), "Leasehold Investments and Other Rent Sharing Arrangements", A Guide to Institutional Property Investment, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 91–108, doi:10.1007/978-1-349-07154-8_5, ISBN 9781349071562
  2. ^ "REalyse Announces UK-Wide BTR Market Intelligence Partnership with LIV Consult". Realyse. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  3. ^ Shone, Emma (5 September 2019). "First wave of Angel Gardens apartments fully-let weeks before scheduled". Property Week. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  4. ^ Shilling, Conor (6 September 2019). "Towering achievement - Manchester BTR building 50% let in three months". Property Investor Today. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. ^ Skypala, Pauline (27 May 2019). "Build-to-rent boom in the UK is costly for generation rent". Financial Times. Retrieved 19 July 2019. Tenants in a BTR development will typically pay an 11 per cent rental premium, according to analysis by JLL, a property consultancy.
  6. ^ Davis, Robert (17 November 2022). "JPMorgan to acquire more than $1 billion of single-family rentals". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 November 2022.