Future Living

Get the latest industry insights and key trends within the Real Estate market for investors.

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Living is as safe as houses

Our two yearly poll of global institutional investors reveals that the prospects for the next decade remain very strong. Four years on from the launch of our first Future Living report, we continue to see an evolution in how real estate investors are looking at the Living sector. It’s the part of the market where we have held the strongest conviction over the past decade.


Almost two-thirds of respondents (62%) said they expect their portfolio allocation to the Living sector to increase over the next five years, compared with just 40% in 2021


Investors plan to invest an average of £248m in the Living sector over the next 12 months, more than double the £113m from the 2021 report.


Student accommodation has risen from tenth to first in terms of investor appeal – 59% of respondents are optimistic about student accommodation compared with just 27% in 2021.


Nearly three-quarters of respondents (71%) said that it will be more difficult to access asset-backed, senior debt over the next 12 months.

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