In 2019, our research outlined a vision for real estate investment. A new asset class was beginning to emerge in the United Kingdom and this year’s Future Living report confirmed this hypothesis. 

As part of this research, we polled 52 global institutional investors with an average of £514 billion of assets under management to capture their views on the challenges and opportunities emerging in this space. We also conducted interviews with six of Europe’s most influential players in the ‘Living’ sector: fund management giant M&G, alternative investments specialists Harrison Street, global consultancy JLL, UK real estate private equity fund manager Moorfield, multi-family specialists Long Harbour and build-to-rent owner and developer Get Living.

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Key findings

The ‘Living’ sector has been resilient. It has weathered the socio-economic volatility of the last 18 months and it continues to become a pivotal asset class for real estate investors. We’re pleased to share our key findings here and encourage you to download the full report to gain a wider picture of the sector.


of investors expect to increase or maintain their portfolio allocation towards the ‘beds for rent’ sector over the next 10 years


saw the retirement living sector as particularly appealing from an investment perspective over the next five years


judged the private rented sector as an appealing investment for the next five years


currently investing in the retirement sector compared to 20% in 2019

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Mark Bladon

Mark Bladon

Head of Real Estate

Mark is Head of Real Estate lending responsible for over £1bn of loan assets, and specialises in providing development finance for industrial, residential and student accommodation projects across the capital stack.