“We’ve seen lots of news this week as Build to Rent providers release their half year results – showing positive signs and a resilient sector.
“The increasing importance of proptech is apparent in the current climate, as many technology companies are forced to innovate much quicker to meet the demands placed on us from Covid-19. These innovations are vital moving forward as we enter a ‘new norm’.
“It’s been great to see a few planning submissions as Build to Rent providers look ahead, as what we do know is, people still need homes to rent. And the buzz around the new Paradise building has been fantastic – this landmark tower will be one of the UK’s most distinctive and a great addition to Birmingham’s skyline.”Nick Biring, Co-founder, BTR News
In the news this week
PLATFORM_ has submitted planning for a new Build to Rent development in Edinburgh.
Grainger reports an increase in rental income despite Covid-19, proving the Build to Rent sector’s resilience.
houzen – who provide tech-enabled solutions for institutional landlords – discuss how now, in this current coronavirus pandemic, Build to Rent operators are looking at tech solutions that were once a ‘nice to have, future solution’.
Following a webinar – Build to Rent in Scotland – A Tale of Two Cities chaired by Margaret McLean, Partner at CMS Scotland, and a panel of experts including Will Scarlett, Founder and Director of Scarlett Land and Development, Alex Blyth from City of Edinburgh Council and Ed Crockett from Aberdeen Standard Investment, Will discusses the Build to Rent sector in Scotland.
Watkin Jones Group announces its half year results to March 2020, with continued Build to Rent growth.
Paradise’s developer Argent reveal the tallest building of its kind in the world, a fully octagonal building – taller than the BT Tower.