Real estate, infrastructure and social property
The cost of going to university in the UK has risen sharply; at £9,250 a year, tuition fees are more than three times the level of five years ago. Student accommodation costs, too, have moved higher; but is there an online solution on the horizon?
Roll back the clock far enough and the majority of the population rented, not owned, the homes they lived in. As the mix of tenures shifts in composition once again, what can the history of housing tell us about the future?
In the 2018 budget, the government announced it would stop using private finance initiative (PFI) structures to fund future UK infrastructure projects. News articles on the death of the unloved financing scheme promptly ensued. But the devil, as always, is in the detail.
What is the long-term future of leisure, and how are the ambitions of leisure businesses likely to develop? How should property owners respond and how can the wider physical environment help create a future-proof location? Read on to find out!
Are you visiting your bank branch more or less often than five years ago? Let me guess – it’s less. But what’s driving this trend?
Property investors are starting to increase allocations to alternative sectors in search of income resilience. Does this make sense?
Geography matters for real estate. Understanding why employment growth differs from one area to the next allows investors to focus on locations with better long-term potential.
LGIM has long held the view that the UK retail sector is facing some severe headwinds. But that’s not to say there are no opportunities in the sector – it’s just important to be highly selective when making acquisitions.