Property Investment

Learn more about property investment, investing in property for profit and how to improve your chances of financial success in this exciting but often complex area of investment.

Whilst property investment offers excellent opportunities for wealth creation there are many pitfalls that investors need to recognise and manage in order to improve their chances of achieving success. Access to market intelligence, attitude to risk, access to finance, experience and personal preferences are just some of the factors that will dictate how you invest in property. It is also essential that investors are familiar with the processes involved, and opportunities and pitfalls so as to better manage their risk and improve their chances of achieving a successful outcome.

Investment Property Partners has brought together a series of helpful guides, articles and other resources written specifically for property investors, wealth managers, and finance and investment professionals covering property investment, commercial property, residential buy to let, overseas property and land.

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Commercial property investment

Commercial Property Investment – Guide to Investing in UK Commercial Properties

If you are a property investor considering commercial property investment opportunities in one of the more traditional real estate asset classes of offices, retail, leisure or industrial property then our guide to investing in UK commercial property is certainly a good starting point.

The global financial crisis that started way back in autumn 2008 has left many investors still questioning just how beneficial investing in commercial property is with many still hesitant to put their money into commercial real estate assets.

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Manchester property investment

Manchester Property Investment – Buying Investment Property in Manchester

If you are considering investing in residential buy to let, student property, or even commercial property then taking a more detailed look at Manchester property investment opportunities and what the wider Salford and Greater Manchester metropolitan areas have to offer could be just what you’ve been searching for.

If you are unfamiliar with the city itself and wider region, the city of Manchester is one of the northern economic powerhouses with historic roots set in the industrial revolution. Located in North-West England it is one of the largest English cities with a population of over 500,000. The metropolitan county of Greater Manchester is the UK’s second largest urban area, with a population of over 2.5 million people.

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Gross development value

Gross Development Value (GDV) – Property Developers Guide to Financial Appraisals

Gross development value, or GDV as it is commonly known in property circles, is an important valuation metric that all investors and property developers need to be familiar with when building their project and financial appraisals. The gross development value of a property investment project can be calculated to give a near accurate figure of what that property or real estate development project may be worth on the open market once all development works have been completed.

Gross development value is an essential tool for any real estate investor or property developer as it forms a key component in the development appraisal process.

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Buying land for development or investment

Buying Land for Development or Investment

With a saturated UK housing market, it is hardly surprising that many Britons are turning their attention to buying land. If you are considering buying land for development, self-build or investment purposes then our guide, written for property developers and investors could give you a head start to steer you in the right direction, and help you to avoid some of the pitfalls that beset many an investor.

The trend for buying land is attracting all sorts of people, from first time buyers that cannot get on the property ladder and aren’t afraid to self-build, as well as more astute property investors and developers who are keen to reap the rewards of redeveloping an existing property or build anew.

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Parry's valuation and investment tables

Parry’s Valuation & Investment Tables for Property Investment Appraisals & Valuations

Richard Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables were first published in 1913 and they have now become a must-have calculation tool for students, surveyors, property professionals, investors and real estate developers involved in property valuation, development and investment appraisal techniques.

Parry’s valuation and investment tables are used extensively throughout the professional property and real estate investment sectors and form an essential tool that no serious property investor should be without.

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Forestry investment and investing in commercial woodlands

Forestry Investment – Investing in Commercial Woodlands

For many property and land investors investing in commercial woodlands and forests is becoming more popular by the day. The concept around forestry investment is not new but attracts significant investor interest because it is considered to be one of the most tax efficient ways to invest in land in the United Kingdom.

The UK is known for its lush greenery, rolling hills, and vast forests and woodland areas, and it is this that makes our great country stand out from the crowd.

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Student property investment

Student Property Investment – Investing in Student Accommodation

If you are an active property investor reviewing the different types of investment available in the property and real estate investment arena then you may have already come across student property investment opportunities. If you haven’t then now might be a good time to take a more detailed look at what student accommodation has to offer property investors.

Every year, thousands of young people from all over the United Kingdom leave the family nest and head for university. Despite the rapidly rising cost of study, the number of youngsters going on to further education is set to continue to grow. Additionally, the number of international students coming to the UK to study is due to increase by 10% over the next decade.

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REITs - UK Real Estate Investment Trusts

REITs & UK Real Estate Investment Trusts – Property Investors Guide

If you are a property investor and are reviewing opportunities for indirect investment in the property and real estate sectors then you may have already come across Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs. A REIT or Real Estate Investment Trust is a specialist tax efficient investment vehicle built around real property assets and more specifically property rental activities. REITs are quoted companies or groups of companies that own and manage property, whether that is commercial or residential, with the aim of generating a rental income.

Investment Property Partners property investors guide to UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) includes a number of important factors that you may wish to consider if you are reviewing indirect property investment opportunities, and more specifically UK REITs.

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Buying property at auction

Buying Property at Auction – Buyers Guide to Property Auctions

If you are considering buying property at auction, be it residential or buy to let property, property for redevelopment, commercial property or even overseas property then taking a more detailed look at what property auctions have to offer and the potential investment opportunities they create could certainly be worth your while.

Investment Property Partners property investors guide to buying property at auction covers a number of important factors that you need to become familiar with well before you get too carried away and start your bidding.

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Contractors method of valuation

Contractors Method of Valuation for Commercial Property

In commercial property circles the contractors method of valuation, also known as summation, is a very useful valuation tool for aspiring property investors or real estate developers as it helps to identify the value of unusual or very specialist properties that rarely come to market, and are generally unsuited to other, more common valuation techniques.

The contractors method of valuation is not as well-known as some of the other commercial property valuation techniques that are more commonly used to determine property values.

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