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Private Rented Sector News

All the latest analysis and news and about the UK private rented sector (PRS).

Greystar set to forward-fund Croydon tower

9 November 2017

US multi-family investor Greystar is in talks to agree a forward-funding deal on Tide Construction’s 546-unit build-to-rent tower in Croydon.

Watkin Jones

Watkin Jones confident of full year progress

31 October 2017

Watkin Jones, the student accommodation and build to rent specialist, has claimed the group has successfully achieved its operational objectives for its financial year in a pre-close trading update to the market.

Eerie Basin Moorfield Glenbrook

Moorfield exceeds £100m target on MREFIV fund close

30 October 2017

Moorfield Group, the UK real estate private equity fund manager, has surpassed its £100m target on the first close of its new Moorfield Real Estate Fund IV (MREFIV).

Duncan White KCR Residential REIT

K&C reveals plans to become £1bn PRS REIT in five years

27 October 2017

The boss of K&C REIT has revealed plans to transform the group from a £5m minnow to a main-market £1bn private rented sector (PRS) goliath within five years.

The Collective Old Oak

Co-living pioneers shake up rental market

26 October 2017

New housing schemes promising a social life and networking opportunities are redefining the rental landscape.

Bow Square, Southampton

Q&A: Atlas Residential's Jonathon Ivory on bringing the American ethos to the UK BTR market

26 October 2017

The MD of Atlas Residential’s London office discusses differences and similarities between the UK and US markets.

Fizzy Living Walthamstow

RealPage invests in UK PRS with PEX acquisition

25 October 2017

Global software company RealPage has outlined plans to expand in the UK PRS sector after completing a $6.2m acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of PEX Software, a London-based provider of property management and online leasing solutions.

London Stock Exchange

K&C embarks on ambitious £400m acquisition spree and main market listing

24 October 2017

K&C REIT is seeking to raise £150m ahead of a switch from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to the main market of the London Stock Exchange as it embarks on an aggressive £400m-plus private rented sector acquisition spree.

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Acton Gardens, London

Q&A: Countryside MD on progress in Acton

18 November 2017

Countryside Properties and L&Q are well on their way to delivering the 2,500 homes planned for the Acton Gardens site in south Acton, west London.

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London houses

A make-or-break Budget for the Tories

17 November 2017

This Budget really is make or break for the current Conservative government. What seems like an endless series of gaffes and mishaps has left it clinging to the rafters - with the small matter of Brexit still to deal with