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PRS experts Allsop has launched a specialist Build to Rent team to advise investors on the potential of large-scale, purpose-built assets – the most dynamic sector in housing today.

Allsop, the independent property consultancy and the UK’s largest and most successful auction house, has more than 30 years’ track record as a specialist advisor to major investors in the Private Rented Sector – offering investment and development agency, property asset management through Allsop Residential Investment Management, valuation and auction.  

The new team will combine the firm’s expertise of the PRS sector with a new strategic approach, to advise investors, developers, landowners and funds on all aspects of Build to Rent opportunities throughout the UK.

The Build to Rent team will help to maximise returns, manage risk and support long-term investment for clients, advising on location, product characteristics, options for creating a community for customers and a forward thinking asset and property management programme.  The added value of Allsop Residential Investment Management (ARIM), with 15 years’ track record in specialist property and asset management, will provide clients with a tangible competitive edge.

Allsop Partner Paul Winstanley, who is leading the Build to Rent Team, said: “We are entering a new era for housing. Within the PRS sector, Build to Rent represents a new high quality and efficient asset class and a major opportunity for investors.  

The case for Build to Rent is strong, backed by Government through housing policy and the implementation of the PRS Task Force. We are proud to have helped to shape PRS and Build to Rent policy through industry professional bodies over a number of years.  We will continue to do so as we seek to further establish Build to Rent as a viable and important sector within the PRS. 

With increasing requirements for rental homes across the UK, the existing buy-to-let sector is highly unlikely to have the capacity to deal with demand. Larger scale, purpose-build rental investments can and will provide a solution. Our new team will draw upon our longstanding experience in this sector and offer well respected expertise to large-scale investors in this sector.”

Paul Winstanley will be assisted by Max Fahie and Beth Hill. 

Notes to editor

Allsop is an independent property consultancy with a market-leading reputation for high quality service, integrity and innovation. We are also well known as the UK’s largest and most successful auction house.  Our success is built on over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy and sales.


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