Our investment strategy, and the weeks ahead
At Property Partner, we see our duty to investors as twofold: to curate a selection of high-grade investment opportunities; and to protect your best interests. With this in mind, we have taken a very deliberate approach to new investments post-Brexit, which can be summarised in two steps:
1. A considered approach amidst uncertainty
Whatever the headlines say, all data shows that it is too early to tell what will happen post-Brexit – and not much has changed yet. In June 2016, asking prices were up 0.8%, a record high despite the looming referendum. In July 2016, post-Brexit, this number was cancelled out by a drop of 0.9%, which is still within the usual range seen during these quieter summer months*.
Our experienced property team have operated in all market conditions, and through two property cycles. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, we have adopted a cautious approach, taking the time to understand the impact of recent events on prices and value before committing to deals. We are maintaining regular dialogue with our network of industry contacts and are ready to proceed with any opportunity which meets the standards of quality and value that our investors have come to expect from Property Partner.
2. Negotiating new investment opportunities
We have an interesting and unique position at Property Partner: one where we can service investors and vendors equally. This is perhaps amplified by the current market situation. We provide investors with better access to the property market, while curating quality deals, and making every effort to protect their interests. However, we also service vendors by providing them with much needed access to capital.
Property Partner has built trust in the market, buying reliably, in bulk, and often from professional investors. Crucially, we buy at a size that is too big for private investors, but under the radar of larger institutions – which puts us in a market leading position and ensures we have our pick of the best stock available.
The current period of uncertainty amplifies this advantage. Vendors need us more than ever, particularly as demand from buy-to-let investors is likely to be softer in the wake of Brexit, unhelpful tax changes, and tightened mortgage lending criteria designed to curtail their appetite. Investors will naturally expect increased reward for any capital that they decide to invest in these conditions. Vendors have shown willingness to take this into account, meaning that we are ideally placed to negotiate attractive deals, particularly in terms of enhanced dividend yields. We are working with vendors at this very moment and look forward to offering our investors new opportunities that deliver appropriate value in the current climate.
Our marketplace is more relevant than ever
Property Partner is the stock exchange for residential property – facilitating trade between investors at all times – and the Resale market is full of opportunity at present. With us, investors can take their position on property more easily than ever before.
We are a marketplace, and we invite you to take your view – but ultimately we are a curated marketplace with properties hand-picked by experts. You have a current collection of 54 investments, comprising 234 units, to choose from – and with thousands of investors buying and selling on a daily basis – prices and opportunities change by the hour. There is always something interesting to be found.
*Source: Rightmove data