Build-to-rent investment jumps by 20% in 2019

Investment into the UK’s build-to-rent or multifamily market rose by 20% in the first half of 2019, compared with the same period last year. Some £1.4bn of investment completed in the first half of the year, according to CBRE’s UK Residential Investment Marketview report. There was £359.4m in institutional investment in the second quarter of the year. Two-thirds of investment volumes were on London developments, making up £232.6m. There was £119.5m in transactions completed in prime regional centres, and the remaining £7.3m in Scotland. CBRE tracked £210.9m in forward funding and £148.5m in direct land purchases. At the end of