Why Liverpool is a perfect option for investors
Liverpool continues to attract a host of outstanding new developments and is a perfect destination for investors seeking assured and longstanding returns on their capital.
Liverpool is one of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting cities, with a wide array of attractions and sights to see for visitors to the area. It’s also one of the best places to focus for investors looking to add to their property portfolio right now, and here’s why.
A city of culture and attractions
Visitor numbers to Liverpool continue to go from strength to strength, with a varied selection of attractions and annual events that keep travellers coming back time and again.
From world-class sport to a city that has produced some of the world’s most influential musicians, pioneers and cultural icons, Liverpool is a destination that continues to attract visitors from around the globe, whether it be to witness the latest twists and turns of the English Premier League or to visit the city’s renowned clubs, museums, galleries or restaurants.
It all means that hotel occupancy rates are burgeoning across the north-west city at present, with rising demand for rooms helping to ensure investors are able to secure excellent returns on their investment in this market.
Indeed, figures published as part of the latest Regenerating Liverpool report from Liverpool City Council showed record occupancy rates of 78.6 per cent at the end of 2017, rising to 90.2 per cent for weekday bookings.
Investors can be assured there is continued strong demand for hotel rooms across all areas of Liverpool, with a host of national and internationally-renowned events regularly drawing travellers to this vibrant and exciting city.
Different asset classes are thriving across the city
It’s not just the city’s hospitality sector that presents outstanding opportunities for investors right now though, as both the student accommodation and residential markets are also witnessing a major upturn in demand.
Serviced apartments for the city’s growing student population are springing up in all areas of Liverpool, with a focus on providing top-quality accommodation for the more than 70,000 students who call Liverpool home.
At present, Liverpool is witnessing a shortfall in the number of available rooms for students, but with a strong pipeline of new developments now taking place, the years ahead could be a fruitful and positive time for investors in Liverpool’s student property market.
Indeed, research from Savills has predicted student accommodation will remain a popular investment option in 2018, with full-year investment volumes having risen by 17 per cent last year and expected to continue to rise as 2018 progresses.
At the same time, buy-to-let property investors could be tempted by record returns in Liverpool at present, with the city proving a hotbed of opportunities for investment in this area.
Indeed, research carried out by mortgage broker Private Finance revealed in February that Liverpool now stands in joint-first place – alongside Nottingham – as offering the strongest returns for its buy-to-let sector (6.2 per cent) out of all major conurbations in the UK.
Meanwhile, demand for housing continues to push up values for residential property across the city, with figures published by JLL last year predicting a more than 20 per cent upturn in housing values between 2017 and 2021.
This would represent a significant boon for investors who act soon to enter the market, with house price growth across the whole of the north-west set to be among the strongest of any region in the whole of the UK over the coming years, JLL believes.
Experience Invest: at the heart of Liverpool’s resurgence
At Experience Invest, we’re proud to be playing an active role in showcasing the fantastic array of new developments that are open to investors in Liverpool, while at the same time supporting investors to secure the best long-term assets to meet their needs.
Indeed, standout projects that we’re currently involved with include some of the city’s newest residential and hotel developments at Infinity Waters Liverpool and the Vincent Hotel and Residence.
Both are located in prime city centre locations and offer seven and eight per cent assured returns for three and ten years, respectively. Both are fully managed to reduce the need for investors to manage the properties directly, while they also offer amazing river views and are highly desirable developments for Liverpool’s discerning clientele.
Meanwhile, the city’s growing student population is being supported by one of our newest developments, Aura Student Liverpool. It offers modern en-suite apartments and a range of onsite facilities, including gym, games area and student lounge, all of which are tailored to meet the needs of young people studying at Liverpool’s esteemed universities.
The development offers an assured eight per cent net return per annum for investors over the first five years and is one of Liverpool’s most impressive student developments.
Liverpool among the nation’s most up-and-coming destinations for property investment at present. The city is flourishing in terms of the wide array of developments that are now taking place and we expect to see this pattern continue into the foreseeable future.
Now is most definitely the right time to be investing in Liverpool.