Deep industry knowledge
When you invest with Property Partner, you invest in properties specifically chosen by our Director of Property, Robert Weaver and his team. Robert is one of the UK’s most experienced residential property professionals and was formerly the Global Director of Residential Investment at RBS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and sits on the residential committee of the British Property Federation. Rob and his team have 150 years, 31,880 units and £2.25 billion experience. Meet our property team, here.
So what are the selection criteria and strategic decisions that provide the foundations for our supply pipeline?
- Quality of the property, the building itself – we visit and due diligence every property that makes it onto our platform, identifying potential pitfalls, with 100’s each month not making the grade.
- Access to relevant transport links and local amenities
- The income yield of the property and surrounding areas
- The strength of the local and regional economy, including wages, avoiding dependence on one large employer
- Past performance of the area – House Price Index (HPI)
- Forward looking value growth forecasts from the likes of Savills, Knight Frank and JLL.
- Investing alongside major regeneration or infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2
- Diversification appeal
All properties are then signed off by our Investment Committee before they are put on our platform.
A principal benefit of residential property as an asset class is the combination of income (from monthly rent) and capital returns (from movements in the property value, that it provides). Since the EU referendum, we have focused on delivering properties with a high income return, in response to increased investor demand for yield, in the midst of an uncertain economic climate. As a result we’ve selected properties outside of London, with lower individual unit values than in the past.
Internal lead indicators
Crucially, we pay close attention to activity on our resale market, which acts as a kind of real-time barometer for market sentiment and investor appetite. If we notice a trend in locations or types of properties that are trading strongly then we have the flexibility to respond to this.
Ultimately, we listen carefully to you, our investors, to gauge exactly what you’re looking for. We’re also careful to ensure that the properties on our platform represent a balanced overall portfolio. Sourcing a variety of high quality assets, from a wide range of locations, minimises risk and volatility and provides the platform for strong long term performance.
The depth of experience within our property team enables us to do this, providing our clients with an investment grade property portfolio beyond the scope of an individual Buy-To-Let investor.
Important notice: Capital at risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects the cash held in your Property Partner account, however the investments that you make through Property Partner are not protected by the FSCS in the event that you do not receive back the amount that you have invested. Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. Gross rent, dividends and capital growth may be lower than estimated. 5 yearly exit protection or exit on platform subject to price & demand. Property Partner does not provide tax or investment advice and any general information is provided to help you make your own informed decisions. Customers are advised to obtain appropriate tax or investment advice where necessary. Before investing please read Key Risks. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
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