We were very happy to talk to Estates Gazette news editor Anna Ward about our BTR strategy to invest £100m in semi-urban and suburban rental housing across the South East of England.
The interview appeared under the headline “MGT readies £100m for South East rental shake-up” and looks at our plans to bring forward a circa 1,000-unit portfolio across five to 10 projects.
In the interview, we talk about focusing on areas with strong technology clusters combined with a highly skilled demographic, including Reading, Guildford, Bristol, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Southampton.
“I think this is totally unprovided for in the BTR space. Instead of just small apartments, we will look to include maisonettes and townhouses with green surrounding areas. A lot of people are renting well into their 30s and 40s. Most of the BTR stock today has focused on urban product in the South East, high-rise apartments close to transport.”