Unlock and resolve complex solutions relating to real estate and funding matters in the Affordable Housing sector.
What We Offer
Experts in the valuation, delivery and funding of Affordable Housing.
We connect land, developers, investors, registered providers, local authorities, government bodies and funding solutions to facilitate the delivery of much needed affordable homes.
With a proven track record in providing advice on high profile, complex residential schemes, we adopt a pragmatic and commercial approach.
With the financial acumen of the wider Development, Valuation and Capital Advisors teams, we have a track record in facilitating joint venture partnerships, raising capital – including grant, debt and equity - as well as forward funding transactions. We also advise on a range of innovative public-private initiatives that accelerate housing delivery.
We develop innovative financial and portfolio management models to provide empowering insight into values, funding metrics and strategic management priorities for all tenures of affordable and private housing.
How We Work
We combine astute financial advice with extensive knowledge of real estate and the public sector to deliver market leading solutions.
Our specialists in Affordable Housing have a unique understanding of the public sector, affordable housing, development, funding and investment markets. We draw from our experience and established track record, to provide a range of leading services including valuation – for loan security, accounts, disposal, stock rationalisation and internal decision-making purposes – viability, investment strategy, planning and development, land agency, funding, new home sales and strategic portfolio management.
- Affordable Housing Valuation
- Capital Raising
- Debt and Structured Finance
- Financial Viability Assessments
- Forward Commits / Turnkey Transactions
- Forward Funding / Package Transactions
- Investment Strategy
- Section 106 Disposals
- Stock Condition Surveys
- Stock transfers / Stock Rationalisation
- Strategic Asset Reviews
In Q4 2023, there was a rise in office investment volumes in all UK markets, while logistics leasing take-up significantly increased compared to the previous quarter. To explore the findings across the office, retail, logistics, and residential sectors, read the full report.
There was a strong rebound in overall residential investment in 2023 Q4. This was primarily driven by investments in the Single-Family Build-to-Rent market, but the continued demand for Purpose-Built Student Accommodation resulted in investment levels nearly four times higher than in Q3. Explore a detailed analysis of investments across residential sub-sectors in the full report.
There was an increase in investment into the UK real estate market in Q4 compared with the previous quarter. The residential sector attracted the highest investment volumes during this period, and the highest overall investment for the year. Gain insights into the investment trends across key sectors in our full analysis.
Viewpoint | Intelligent Investment
In 2024 the UK will go to polls, it is generally assumed an election will cause market uncertainty, potentially influencing real estate decisions whilst navigating the evolving political landscape. However, our research highlights the resilience of the property market when faced with elections; the upcoming general election in 2024 may even lead to market improvements, creating opportunities for investors. Read our viewpoint to find out more.
Report | Intelligent Investment
The new UK Residential Forecasts report from CBRE provides an overview of our house view for the sector, including forecasts for house prices, sales volumes, new build sales, and private rented sector rents.
Our latest forecasts indicate:
House prices are anticipated to fall marginally by 0.9% in 2024
Sales volumes are expected to remain consistent with 2023, but new-build sales in London are likely to rebound faster
Rents are forecast to grow by a further 5.1% in 2024
Explore our findings in the full report.
CBRE's Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) Index tracks the performance of investor-owned, professionally managed student accommodation assets in the UK. Total returns of 7.7% in the year to September 2023 were driven primarily by strong income growth in the sector. Explore more in the full report.
Report | Creating Resilience
CBRE’s Q4 2023 UK Residential Market Trends explores the latest developments in the sales and rental market. Activity in the sales market remains subdued. At the headline level, house prices were broadly stable, but performance differs across the country with several regions recording house price falls. In contrast, private rental prices have continued to rise amidst low supply and elevated tenant demand. Explore our full analysis for more.
Report | Creating Resilience
With a shortfall of 90,000 homes over the last decade, CBRE’s latest report explores the opportunities and challenges of office-to-residential conversions to help boost housing supply in London. Read the report for our full findings.
Report | Creating Resilience
CBRE's report provides an overview of the latest trends in London’s new build Residential market. Prime Central London sales have been robust in H1 2023, but construction volume continues to shrink, and overseas buyers are making up a greater proportion of new build sales following the removal of Help-to-Buy. Explore our full findings in the report.
Article | Creating Resilience
Being a residential landlord has become increasingly difficult in recent years. First, the additional rate of stamp duty for second properties was introduced in 2016. This was followed by the phasing out of mortgage interest relief between 2017/18 and 2020/21.