In Part 1 of our Manchester series, we discuss the facts & figures that make Manchester THE top city for investment in the UK. The numbers don’t lie.
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The investment landscape in the UK is changing. The focus has moved from London as the go-to destination for investment and the UK’s largest economic gains, to Manchester.
With the highest yields and critical undersupply of housing in the Northern Powerhouse on the back of significant investments by the government, Manchester’s growth is just beginning. Today, Manchester is at the top of the league in annual rental increases in the UK and, with a rapidly expanding population comprising greatly of the youngest demographics in the country, Manchester is the best place for property investment.
In fact, property advisor JLL has predicted that house prices in Manchester will increase by 26.4% in the next 5 years, with 5.5% growth over the course of 2016.
Trust the facts. Here are 10 reasons why you should invest in Manchester:
1 Manchester has secured £8.2 billion of investment over the past decade, more than Birmingham’s £6.5 billion or Glasgow’s £5.3 billion – CBRE, Jan 2016
2 HSBC ranked Manchester as the UK’s no. 1 city for property investment yields in 2015, thanks to average annual returns of 8% – HSBC, 2015
3 Since 2010, average annual yields in Manchester have risen by 6.02%, the highest in the UK. In comparison, yields in London rose by just 4.71% during this period
4 Manchester named as UK’s top property investment hotspot in the next decade – House Simple
5 Manchester is a young community, with over 60% more 25- to 29-year-olds living there than the national average. These people need rental accommodation – Manchester Property Guide 2015
6 Manchester has a higher job growth rate than London, recording a 47% increase job advertisements in April 2015 alone compared to 42% in London. 70,000 new jobs will be created by Greater Manchester’s financial and professional services sector by 2025 – CV Library & BNY Mellon
7 Manchester was named the best UK city to live in for the second consecutive year – EIU Global Liveability Survey 2015
8 Manchester’s population expected to grow by 125,000 to 2.87 million in the next decade – ONS
9 With the redevelopment of transport systems, more than 15 million people can reach the city in less than 45 minutes by 2025 – up from 7 million currently – BNY Mellon
10 Greater Manchester to get its own directly-elected mayor, with the region receiving £1 billion worth of devolved powers from the UK government. This will enable Manchester to hold new freedoms to better control its own budgets and will be able to dictate which areas need the most investment on a regional level.
In Part 2 of our Manchester series, we explore the influx of Generation Y in the city and how it contributes to greater demand for rental housing. Stay tuned!
CSI Properties (Cornerstone International) proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence.
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