Howsy’s Single Family Housing: The Home of Residential Investment white paper – investigates all aspects of the emerging sector and considers the why, who, what, where and how of a sector that Richard Berridge believes will, within ten years, overtake Build to Rent as the principle residential investment class for institutional investors.
Initially prompted by close alignment between the Howsy’s advanced management and lettings platform and single family housing, the research reveals comprehensively that the UK is a lover of houses – 80% of the UK housing is houses and 90% of us want to live in one.
“It’s hard for those concentrating on Build to Rent to believe that they’re only tapping into a relatively small part of the UK market as they are deeply engaged in urban development and regeneration.
“Even the PRS is predominantly houses. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the institutional investor has turned to single family homes. This is because they have proved to be the most defensible of all real-estate assets during the pandemic.”Richard Berridge, Head of Strategy & Enterprise, Howsy
The Home of Residential Investment white paper has contributions from Mark Farmer, CEO of CAST and the Government’s Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) champion who discusses MMC’s part in delivering single family housing’s sustainably and at scale. Brendan Geraghty offers a deep dive into ESG and design. This provides thought leadership for those entering the sector.
The white paper describes the journey Build to Rent and millennials (who turn 40 this year) have taken together and points out that they are both ten years older. Each have matured and may have grown apart. The maturing of Build to Rent’s principal cohort and their changing desires, wants, and needs can now be satisfied by single family homes’ ability to offer greater and more flexible space – both inside and out.
Richard Berridge, Head of Strategy & Enterprise at Howsy describes The Home of Residential Investment white paper below.
“A platform from which single family homes can spring, and a thought piece for further discussion and dissection. This is by no means definitive. This is the beginning. We have covered what we know, where we are and how we think the single family homes sector will evolve. We have been rigorous in our extensive research and thought very deeply about the subject but, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, there will be unknown unknowns.”Richard Berridge, Head of Strategy & Enterprise, Howsy