Our View on

BUild to rent 

Summer 2019

Our View on Build to Rent is Bidwells’ report on the growing residential funding & investment sector. 

Investment into the Build to Rent (BTR) sector reached a record high in 2018 with almost £4bn of new funds allocated to the sector. Almost two fifths of these transactions were forward funded as investors seek scale in key investment locations.

Given accelerating demand for globally mobile talent by knowledge-based industries across the Oxbridge Growth Arc, we have seen growing investor demand across the region. Higher yield locations such as Bedford, with good access to the region’s universities and science parks, offer opportunities to investors, particularly given forthcoming transport infrastructure improvements.

Please contact Colin Summers if you require further information on the market or the data behind our analysis.





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