Updated: Aug 18
Following 4 years of double-digit price declines, negative market sentiment regarding Brexit, an over-supply of what we call “Peripheral Non-Prime” apartments as well as Sterling depreciation, Ludgrove has seen a significant number of enquiries from large investors looking to bulk-purchase new build apartments.
Indeed a recent analysis by Molior London and The Financial Times supports this trend showing that in Q2 2018, some 39% of London new-build property sales were made to bulk-buyers. Discounts of “10 to 15 per cent are becoming quite normal, while those between 20 and 30 per cent are rare but possible on selected schemes” according to Molior.
It should be noted these 10-15% bulk-discounts are on top of a c20% historic price cut. For overseas buyers the opportunity is even greater. Dollar denominated buyers for example can benefit from a 25% depreciation of Sterling since 2014.
Our enquiries have come from:
· Foreign based corporates, family offices and HNW investors looking to take advantage of what one described as “golden conditions … distressed Developers, depressed Sterling, depressed Prices and depressed Sentiment”
· UK based Fund Management Companies who are looking to expand their “Build to Rent” portfolios.
If you are interested in bulk-purchase investment, feel free to get in touch with Ludgrove. We have access to a number of excellent investment opportunities. Opportunities we feel are unlikely to be on offer this time next year.
43 Berkeley Square
London W1J 5AP
Tel: 0207 889 2860
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