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Manchester

Property Investment Opportunities

Manchester is leading the way when it comes to property investment in the UK. With a growing population of students and large numbers of young professionals choosing to relocate to the city, property investment in Manchester is providing landlords and investors with attractive rental yields and long term capital growth.

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28.8%
Forecast 5 year price growth
(Savills)
22.8%
House price increase over 5 years
(Zoopla)
16.5%
Forecast 5 year rental growth
(JLL)

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Why Invest in Manchester?

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2nd Most Affordable Key City in the UK

The average property price in Manchester is £200,471 (Zoopla), making it one of the most affordable cities to invest in property and an idea location for landlords.

High Property Price Growth

Manchester has seen the highest capital growth over the past 12-months according to data from Hometrack of 6.5% and is set for continued growth.

It is expected to see continued growth as the North West of England property price growth is forecast at 28.8% over the next 5-years as it outpaces the UK market at 21.1%, which is why we focus our search for buy-to-let opportunities in cities such as Manchester.
Manchester Property Investment Rental Returns

High Rental Returns

Rental growth of 13.5% is forecast for Manchester over the next 5-years according to industry experts JLL.

HSBC have placed Manchester in their top four buy-to-let property hot spots due to the average rental yield of 7.6% and affordable house prices.
"Manchester is forecast to see both the highest sales price and rental growth of any UK city over the next five years"
- JLL, 2020

Citywide Regeneration

Manchester is undergoing large scale investment in regeneration as part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, boosting its economy, attracting large businesses, which is in-turn increasing rental demand, rental growth and house prices.

Key regeneration programmes include:

NOMA

The biggest development project in the whole of the North West of England with £800 million invested so far

Spinningfields

£1.5 billion project designed to be Manchester’s “central business district” and is now home to  much of the city’s financial community, the “Canary Wharf of the North”

St John's

Situated on the outskirts of Spinningfields £1 billion development, described as “Manchester’s newest city centre neighbourhood”

MediaCityUK

Located in Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, this former industrial hub is one of the biggest regeneration projects, redeveloped to create a vibrant, modern area that is home to some of the UK’s biggest media companies

HS2

Reducing the journey time to Manchester Piccadilly by 54-minutes, taking just 1 hour 11 minutes, which is expected support over 100,000 jobs

Manchester Skyline

Student Population

Manchester boasts the largest student population in Europe, being home to over 100,000 students across five universities attracting student from all over the world,creating demand for rental accommodation and adding to Manchester’s talent pool and population, with many students remaining in the city post graduation.

University of Manchester

A Russell Group university with nearly 40,000 students

Manchester Metropolitan University

With over 34,000 students it is one of the largest universities in the UK

University of Salford

Unique campus at MediaCityUK with 19,000 students

University of Bolton

Ranking 1st for student satisfaction in the North West with 11,000 students

University Academy 92

Brand new university co-founded by Lancaster University and the members of the Class of 92 football players.

Strong Economy

Greater Manchester is the third largest regional economy in the UK, comprising of key employers with annual Gross Value Added (GVA) of £66.4 billion. Manchester is one of the main players in the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative, with regeneration, improved infrastructure and connectivity with London, providing a major boost to its economy.

Large companies have opened up offices, or, relocated to Manchester from the south to reduce costs and access Manchester’s talent pool, termed “North Shoring”, including BBC, Amazon, Freshfields, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Siemens, Ericsson, Google, Kellogg’s, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland to name a few.

This has opened up huge employment opportunities for Manchester’s population, which has seen the fastest growth rates of jobs in the UK at 84% growth (1998-2015),followed by Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool (Centre for Cities).

Manchester is now home to MediaCityUK, the largest purpose-built media location in Europe,home to major broadcasters including the BBC and ITV. Manchester’s new central business district, Spinningfields, is known as the “Canary Wharf of the North”with big name tenants from the financial community, including PWC, Deloitte,HSBC and Barclays.
Why Choose

Regency Invest

Regency Invest was established by property investors for property investors.

We cater for a wide variety of investment criteria through our separate divisions, from a property investor purchasing a single property to institutional investors purchasing whole developments.

Regency Invest exclusively offer UK property for investment, drawing on our wealth of knowledge of the UK property market where our senior team have over 30-years’ experience. We work with established UK property developers to offer market leading and unique property investment opportunities that we have confidence will deliver long-term capital appreciation and rental returns.

We believe in transparency; therefore, our due diligence process is second to none and we provide a full due diligence pack to property investors to aid with their own research, before they commit to their purchase.

Our approach is consultative, never the hard sale, as we add value to each and every investor’s experience on their property journey, guiding them through the process of selecting a suitable investment property, through to completing their purchase.

City Centre

There is a constant demand from renters for city-centre locations in Manchester, which is one of the many reasons it has fast become an excellent place for property investors. You can find some of Manchester's biggest regeneration schemes here, such as NOMA and Spinningfields. The population in the city centre is largely made up of young professional and students, making it a great hub for landlords wanting a prime tenant demographic. Zoopla (June 2020) states the current average price paid for a property in Manchester City Centre is £211,791 and in the last five years prices have increased by circa £45,000 (25.5%)

Trafford

Located a stones throw away from Manchester City Centre (4km) is an area with many ongoing and upcoming regeneration projects, Trafford. This includes one of the city's most interesting and valuable regeneration projects, the Intu Trafford Centre. This is the second latest retail park in the UK and attracts circa 35 million visitors a year. Furthermore, the Trafford area attracts a large number of young professionals which makes it another popular investment spot within Manchester. There are more regeneration plans in the pipeline, set to boost housing, education, leisure and retails facilities in the area. According to Rightmove, the average price for a flat is £196,925 and prices are up 8% on the previous year.

Salford

This investment has lead to huge growth with Salford's population forecast to grow by 13.7% by 2036, nearly twice the Greater Manchester average of 7% (Manchester City Council, 2017) and is also forecast to see the highest level of economic growth in Greater Manchester with an increase in GVA of 52.9% by 2036.

This has drawn investors to capitalise on the demand for high-quality properties such as Regent Plaza with young, highly-skilled professionals flocking to the area.

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