How to give your ISA a performance boost (UK only)

Posted by Graham Turrell on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:49 PM

In recent times, we've built something of a reputation for expertise around what a good Property Bond should look like.

protected-bondBut the same principles we use to select our Property Bonds apply to mini-bonds of every kind.

Our clients love the returns available through Property Bonds, but those based in the UK have been asking us to find a bond that can be invested through their tax-efficient ISA accounts.

I'm delighted to announce that after months of searching we have an exciting solution.

This ISA-compliant bond offers strong monthly income and comes with its own online platform, allowing investors full control over their mini-portfolio as it grows month by month.

Here's a brief summary:

  • income of 9% per year.
  • Income paid monthly.
  • Minimum investment £1000.
  • Can invest in cash or through an ISA.
  • ISA transfers accepted.
  • Minimum Term of 3 years.
  • Capital is insurance-backed for peace of mind.
  • Suitable for High Net Worth Individuals and Sophisticated investors only.

Due to the nature of this investment, we must respond only to direct enquiries.

So to find out more about this unique bond opportunity, click the link below today and we'll be in touch.

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Availability is genuinely strictly limited, so I recommend timely action to avoid any disappointment.

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Knowledge is Power - Why the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter is still THE Northern Powerhouse hotspot

Posted by Graham Turrell on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 09:49 AM

Liverpool’s economy is the fastest growing out of all Northern Powerhouse City Regions. 

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The Northern Powerhouse is a Central Government backed investment to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy between the North and South of the country, in particular the core cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle.

 

Graham-at-liver-building-liverpool.jpgThe scheme takes on the job of improving transport links, investment in science and innovation and devolution of powers in City Deals. Over the course of the scheme, we will see £3.4bn invested into growth deals, £70m into education, £13bn on transport, and a further £445m invested into improving the quality of life for each of the core cities growing population.

Liverpool now leads the way, as the city benefiting most now in this second phase of the scheme while other cities such as Manchester have already seen the bulk of the effects from the investment.

The Knowledge Quarter - Why Student investment in Liverpool is top of the class

Over the next 5-7 years two billion pounds worth of investment are being pumped into redevelopment in The Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool.

 

Liverpool KQ-389777-editedThe Knowledge Quarter Liverpool is the city’s academic hub and home to much of the UK’s leading R&D activity. The University of Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are among those thriving in an environment of collaboration.

KQ Liverpool, as it has become known, covers 450 acres to the east of the city and plays a key role in attracting investment from a wide range of industry sectors. New developments are in the pipeline to ensure that KQ Liverpool’s network of innovation continues to expand.  

With around 54,000 students, KQ Liverpool is an integral cog in the UK government’s Northern Powerhouse project. Adjacent to the theatres restaurants and bars of the Georgian Quarter, KQ Liverpool is one of the most appealing destinations in the UK for students and young professionals.

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[video] How is the build going at our Liverpool student investment ?

Posted by Graham Turrell on Sun, Apr 22, 2018 @ 01:06 PM


Check out the latest drone construction update for our Liverpool student property investment, One Islington Plaza...

Our latest Liverpool investors video shows progress so far. All on schedule to open for this Academic year, with very strong  student interest already - many room already reserved by tenant students.

As ever, let me know your thoughts and questions!

 


 

The opportunity for ownership is now strictly limited to the last few apartments at One Islington Plaza. Discover the yield-busting returns consistently enjoyed by our UK and international investors by getting your copy of the investment guide today...

One Islington Plaza Investment Handbook

Tags: Student Accomodation, Liverpool Property, One Islington Plaza

Which UK City comes top for property investment this year ?

Posted by Graham Turrell on Sat, Apr 21, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

I am constantly researching the UK property market to identify areas of interest for investment. I thought you might like to take a look at the reports and statistics referenced below which firmly present Liverpool as the City in which to Invest, above Manchester and London.

Please take a look at the following:

Private Finance Reports

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool is the UK’s top performing city experiencing average rental yields of 6.2% once mortgage costs are taken into consideration. This is not something which is likely to blow over considering Liverpool have held this position since May 2017 whilst Greater Manchester averaged rental yields of 5.9%.

Reference - https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/1/liverpool-and-nottingham-revealed-as-the-best-location-for-rental-yields?source=newsticker

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Which City is Growing Faster?

Across England, Liverpool grew faster than Manchester and London in 2016. Liverpool’s economy grew faster than London, Manchester and any other major British city in 2015/2016, figures show.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Liverpool enjoyed an economic growth rate of 3.1%, faster than any similar major city region in the country.

Reference - https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/merseyside-economy-fastest-growing-uk-12328312


Liverpool has become the one to watch in 2018: “Liverpool was a strong contender in 2017 but 2018 will really be the year investors take note. Property prices are still low but creeping up slowly, so now is the time for investors to benefit from the strong capital growth predicted over the next 5 years. With the amount of investment being ploughed into the area, particularly the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters project and £1.8 billion into the Knowledge Quarter,  Liverpool is without a doubt a hotspot for investment.

If you have any questions or want to find out about the latest apartments we have available, please let me know.

Check out our latest top performing Liverpool project - ideal for the hands-free or remote investor...

Natex Liverpool Investment Handbook

Tags: UK Investment, Property Investment, Student Accomodation, Liverpool Property, pbsa, Natex Student

[video] A guided tour around luxury student accommodation in Liverpool

Posted by Graham Turrell on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 01:17 PM

 I recently took a trip to Liverpool to take a close look at the latest UK Student Buy To Let developments available to discerning property investors today and a key focus for us was the outstanding deal at One Islington Plaza.

This trip is part of our standard Due Diligence - unlike many regular distributors, we insist on seeing and scrutinising any development before we put our name to it. See how we got on...

Our clients would expect nothing less of us, and as we like to "bring our investments home to you", I though you might also like to see one of the video clips we produced for them.

If you're a seasoned Student Property investor you'll be reassured. If you're new to student property, you'll be amazed at the quality of life that purpose-built student property offers today's demanding students.

Watch the (unedited!) clip of me showing investors around the show suite of the fabulous One Islington Plaza...

The opportunity for ownership is now strictly limited to the last few apartments at One Islington Plaza. Discover the yield-busting returns consistently enjoyed by our UK and international investors by getting your copy of the investment guide today...

One Islington Plaza Investment Handbook

Tags: Student Accomodation, Liverpool Property, One Islington Plaza

The strength of Buy To Let Student Property in the Northern Powerhouse

Posted by Graham Turrell on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

Appealing to students means appealing to buy to let investors. Investors will in turn enjoy greater rental returns, and being a part of a UK student property market that has demonstrated it can weather the toughest of times.

Consider Manchester

According the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings, Manchester is second only to Edinburgh and London as the UK’s most popular university destination. It ranked the city joint-23rd in the world with Barcelona, and most impressive of all, the University of Manchester 29th worldwide.

Manchester is home to a diverse range of famous attractions, including The Lowry theatre, the National Football Museum and the Manchester Art Gallery. The presence of the BBC, along with the UK’s fastest-growing startup scene at MediaCityUK, provides huge appeal to students looking to get ahead when they graduate. These are just some of the reasons why developers continue to invest in the city, and why the Manchester student buy to let market is one of the most competitive in the country.

… and Liverpool

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There is an estimated 54,000 students in Liverpool, making it one of the UK’s most popular places to study. Aside from an outstanding choice of universities, students choose the city for its vibrant social scene, low cost of living and rich cultural heritage.

Student accommodation is in particularly high demand in the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool. The city’s academic district combines leading names from education, health, science and technology with some of the most famous attractions. It’s here that you’ll find the RIBA award-winning Everyman Theatre, the Liverpool Philharmonic, the historic Philharmonic pub and the city’s two cathedrals. As well as a host of great bars and restaurants.

Then there’s Bold Street, which may as well have been conceived with the city’s student population in mind. Lined with independent bars, restaurants and vintage stores, Bold Street offers a fitting contrast to the modern architecture and high-street brands of Liverpool ONE a few blocks down. In fact, wherever you go in Liverpool, culture and history are waiting to greet you. The Tate Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Liverpool and the Beatles Story, all contribute to an environment in which students thrive, and the reason why demand for buy to let student accommodation in Liverpool is out-stripping supply.

A key part of HighGround's UK Student Property portfolio is Liverpool's One Islington Plaza in the Knowledge Quarter.

Find out more here:

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Tags: UK Investment, Property Insight, Student Accomodation, Liverpool Property, One Islington Plaza

Here's something surprising - how has UK Student property been impacted by the BREXIT vote?

Posted by Graham Turrell on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 07:23 PM

Rather than damage performance, as many analysts had forecast, the Brexit vote intensified activity in the UK student property market and demonstrated the resilience of the sector.

One-Islington-Plaza-internal-1A recent report by Savills also highlighted how the demand for student housing in the UK has outgrown supply. Analysts believe that the market will continue to be driven by bulk purchases, as investors seek to shore up their positions and acquire additional scale.

Appealing to the Far East

The UK’s student property market has become a global asset class, attracting billions in investment from some of the world’s richest individuals and sovereign wealth funds. Demand is so strong that it was standing-room only for some prospective buyers at a recent investment conference in London. One of the biggest overseas investors is Singapore-based fund Mapletree, which acquired over 6,000 beds last year.

In recent comments, Hiew Yoon Khong, Chief Executive of Mapletree provided insight as to why the asset class holds such appeal to overseas investors, telling reporters: “Student accommodation is a big business and relatively low risk.” According to Savills, the second largest source of capital into UK student housing in 2016 came from North America, with over £1.3bn worth of investment. The bulk of which came from two Canadian investors: Brookfield SRE and CPPIB.

Rising standards

As the student buy to let property market has grown exponentially, so the quality of the accommodation has risen. Nowadays student rooms are more akin to corporate apartments, with communal facilities to match. A key part of our portfolio at HighGround is One Islington Plaza in Liverpool, where flat-screen TVs and high-speed broadband come as standard in the rooms. A cinema room, gymnasium and games room provide students the chance to relax away from their studies, reflecting new standards that many now demand. Research from Knight Frank shows that over one-fifth of students are willing to pay more than £160 per week for the right facilities. New possibilities are being created within the market, as developers compete for the attention of an increasingly discerning client base. Overseas students, attracted by a more lifestyle-oriented academic environment, are a big part of the equation.

Appealing to students means appealing to buy to let investors, who will in turn enjoy greater rental returns, and a UK student property market that has demonstrated it can weather the toughest of times.

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Why the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter is now THE Northern Powerhouse Property Hotspot...

Posted by Graham Turrell on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Liverpool’s economy is the fastest growing out of all Northern Powerhouse City Regions. 

Graham-at-liver-building-liverpool.jpgThe Northern Powerhouse is a Central Government backed investment to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy between the North and South of the country, in particular the core cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle.

The scheme takes on the job of improving transport links, investment in science and innovation and devolution of powers in City Deals. Over the course of the scheme, we will see £3.4bn invested into growth deals, £70m into education, £13bn on transport, and a further £445m invested into improving the quality of life for each of the core cities growing population.

Liverpool now leads the way, as the city benefiting most now in this second phase of the scheme while other cities such as Manchester have already seen the bulk of the effects from the investment.

The Knowledge Quarter - Why Student investment in Liverpool is top of the class

One Islington PLaza Investment GuideOver the next 5-7 years two billion pounds worth of investment are being pumped into redevelopment in The Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool.

The Knowledge Quarter Liverpool is the city’s academic hub and home to much of the UK’s leading R&D activity. The University of Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are among those thriving in an environment of collaboration.

KQ Liverpool, as it has become known, covers 450 acres to the east of the city and plays a key role in attracting investment from a wide range of industry sectors. New developments are in the pipeline to ensure that KQ Liverpool’s network of innovation continues to expand.  

With around 54,000 students, KQ Liverpool is an integral cog in the UK government’s Northern Powerhouse project. Adjacent to the theatres restaurants and bars of the Georgian Quarter, KQ Liverpool is one of the most appealing destinations in the UK for students and young professionals.

This expanding demographic is creating a surge in demand for Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), and we are delighted to announce our first Liverpool Student opportunity -  One Islington Plaza. 

Why choose One Islington Plaza?

Perfectly located in the Knowledge Quarter and within walking distance of the major universities and teaching hospital facilities, as well as the Liverpool transport hub and a wealth of shopping, restaurants bars and clubs, One Islington Plaza is set to become a definitive landmark on the student accommodation scene.

As an investor and owner at One Islington Plaza, all the boxes are ticked to ensure you enjoy the benefits of strong, sustainable hands-free rental income as well as ownership in an area of very significant growth in the Northern Powerhouse. 

Key features, all laser-focussed on attracting student demand:

  • Onsite concierge & front desk
  • Communal lounges with flat screens, video games, pool tables, ping pong, fuzzball
  • On-site Cinema, Media Room and Study areas
  • Onsite laundry / Bicycle storage / Fully-equipped Gymnasium
  • On-site “Crosby Coffee” shop 
  • TVs with free view in all rooms / Safe in all rooms
  • Hotel style access control systems & monitored CCTV system / High speed broadband internet
  • Communal kitchens with fully fitted appliances, including dishwashers for ensuite units
  • Fully fitted kitchens in all studio apartments

Pretty cool for students - and a true property hotspot for all discerning hands-free property investors.

Discover One Islington Plaza for yourself -  download the Investment Guide today..

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Tags: Student Accomodation, Liverpool Property, One Islington Plaza

How property entrepreneur Stephen Beech from humble beginnings is changing the face of central Manchester

Posted by Graham Turrell on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 10:28 PM

If you're a follower of property investment in Manchester - the historic epicentre of the Britain's Northern Powerhouse, then this could be set to inspire you even further...

stephen-beech-portrait.jpgStephen Beech, the award-winning founder of Manchester property developer Beech Construction and Beech Holdings (Manchester), started as a forward-thinking landlord in the student district of Manchester and has grown to become one of the key players in the restoration and conversion of listed office buildings in the city centre.

These include conversion to high-spec apartment buildings serving a significant need and enhancing city centre living.

Beech was one of the first UK property developers to recognise the benefits of issuing a Property Bond to private investors to help scale the business and make the most of the many construction opportunities available to him in Manchester.

As a result, this property bond is one of the most established and succesful for both Stephen and his investors, as they share in the rewards of Beech's vision for Manchester and his determination to restore the heart of the city he loves.

 

So why not sit down, grab a coffee and be inspired by property entrepreneur Stephen Beech of Beech Holdings (Manchester) as he describes his vision for helping to breathe life back into historic but neglected city centre buildings.

 

 

To discover how to be a part of the Stephen Beech success story in Manchester and take part in  the benefits of the , download the Investors Guide today:

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Investor demand for UK student property alive and well - The Laceworks proves it

Posted by Graham Turrell on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 07:02 AM

When you look at the figures, you don't need a degree in economics to conclude that property investors worldwide are seeing UK purpose-build student property as solid investment and are ready to snap them up.

Internal 2.jpgProvided that is, that the location is right, the developer has years of experience and track record, and the right company is signed up to run it.

Our latest student offering, The Laceworks, serving Nottingham's two universities, fits the criteria better than most.

As a result, of the 222 high-spec student suites in the development, over 200 have been sold since Christmas. That's close to a record.

Demand for exceptional UK student developments has never been higher, and continues to be the highest performing real estate asset class in the UK.

Take a look at The Laceworks, tell me what you think and, if you're an agile cash investor you may even still be quick enough to secure one or more of these suites for your own portfolio.

The Laceworks Investment Brochure

 

Tags: Student Accomodation