In a recent CoStar article, Charles Boyes discussed the recent spike in investor interest in the UK single-family build to rent (BTR) market, and looked at what’s next for this fast-growing sector.
Until recently, single-family homes have accounted for only a fraction of UK BTR
transactions, despite 80% of the UK population choosing to live in a house.
Meanwhile, multifamily BTR schemes – namely large, centrally located
developments of studio, one, two and three-bedroom flats with communal
amenity facilities, that are easy to manage and can offer a clear premium to
comparable buy-to-let stock – have dominated the BTR market.
But 2022 will see at least £9.3bn of equity targeting single-family assets the sector
– more than double the transactional volume for the entire BTR market in 2021.