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Manchester stands out as the premier destination for property investment in the UK, boasting the highest projected rental growth over the next five years. With the third largest regional economy in the UK, Manchester is home to Europe's largest student population and boasts one of the highest postgraduate retention rates in the country.

The city benefits from significant investment in regeneration projects and serves as a hub for the UK's media industry, key financial institutions, and tech companies.

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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 £251,035 (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 Zoopla of 1.6% 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 19.7% by 2027 (JLL) as it outpaces the UK market, which is why we focus our search for buy-to-let opportunities in cities such as Manchester.
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High Rental Returns

Manchester has emerged as a prime destination for investors.

HSBC has named it the UK’s top property investment location, projecting a 19.7% increase in property prices and a 21.6% rise in rental prices over the next five years.
"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:


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


£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”


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

Massive Undersupply of Housing
Manchester is experiencing significant investment in regeneration through the Northern Powerhouse initiative. This development is invigorating the local economy, drawing major businesses to the area, and subsequently driving up rental demand, rental growth, and property prices.
Student Population
Manchester is home to the largest student population in Europe, with over 100,000 students enrolled across five universities. This international student body drives demand for rental accommodation and contributes to Manchester's talent pool and overall population. The city also has one of the UK's highest postgraduate retention rates, at 51%.
Robust Economy
Greater Manchester boasts the third largest regional economy in the UK, with key employers contributing to an annual Gross Value Added (GVA) of £66.4 billion. As a central figure in the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester is seeing a significant economic boost through regeneration, enhanced infrastructure, and improved connectivity with London.
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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%)


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.


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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