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Industries & Sectors

Alternatives

Investing in the UK property market beyond the three main sectors: offices, retail and industrial – means diversifying into hotels, student living, residential, healthcare, data centres, self-storage and car parks.

According to our own recently published research report 28% of all investment transactions in 2018 were in Specialist Sectors – an all-time high. Our Specialist Sectors teams led by relevant experts help investors, help developers and occupiers in these specialist markets.

How we can help

We support investors, occupiers and developers across the globe. Our approach is built around three key pillars:

  • Insight-driven advice: We build our advice on data and insights that we’ve established from our own research and reporting. We combine data-driven analysis of real estate with a deep understanding of macro trends and themes
  • Operator understanding: Investing in Specialist Sectors and operational real estate requires a deep understanding of operating models. Our teams are packed with advisors who understand how these services operate, and what their specific challenges are
  • International capital experience: Our experience of managing global capital flows has given us a first-hand view of the nuances and challenges of every marketplace – as well as a global network of clients and advisors
Our services

We operate within the following alternative sectors:

Energy & Infrastructure

The team provide a wide range of consulting, development and investment advice in the energy and infrastructure sectors with particular expertise in Energy, Renewables, Water, Waste, Ports, Airports and Petrochemicals.

Hotels

The hospitality industry is changing. From disruptive technology to the shifting definition of what a hotel can be, hospitality advisers require not only real estate and operational expertise, but insight into the future.

Healthcare

Specialising in all aspects of the healthcare market, from private hospitals to retirement villages, our healthcare team provides a full range of services to owners and operators.

Student accommodation

Led by teams in the UK and across Europe, and supported by tools like our Student Accommodation Tracker, we help universities, developers, investors and local government to make better informed decisions.

Automotive

Using experience and knowledge that covers construction, environmental issues, health and safety, and regulatory compliance, we advise operators and investors in roadside properties of every shape and size.

Private Residential

Whether disposing, acquiring or developing multi-family and single-family rental projects, our private residential team support landowners, investors and developers across the UK.

Data centres

Backed by a 30-strong advisory team spread internationally, our data centre operation advises occupiers, landlords and investors on this increasingly vital form of real estate.

Self-storage

With the UK’s self-storage sector recording unprecedented growth, our team of advisors help investors and occupiers to take advantage.

If you are looking to expand your investment portfolio please get in touch with me, or one of the specialist teams.

Meet the Team

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INSIGHTS

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Insights • Economy

The Attraction of Alternative Real Estate

In 2018 28% (£17bn) of all commercial real estate investment in the UK was in alternatives - hotels, student living, residential, healthcare, data centres, self-storage and car parks - the highest level on record. What is driving this alternative property investment market growth?
Greg Mansell • 11/07/2019
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Research • Education

UK Student Accommodation Report

The Student Accommodation Annual Report provides insight into the trends in student accommodation demand, supply and investment during the year to date.
David Feeney • 12/12/2019
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Insights • Office

Coworking UK Report

Our UK Coworking 2019 report explores how the flexible workspace trend has evolved since the end of 2017 and looks to the future for what we can expect from a sector that has continued to dominate headlines.
Christopher Dunn • 09/09/2019

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you would like to find out more about our specific expertise, or discover how we could work with your company, please contact a member of our team – we’d be delighted to hear from you.