UK Property Investment For Hong Kong Investors
Hong Kong Internationals Looking to Invest in UK Property
ambT Property Partners’ experienced team has long term, high quality transactional expertise in the UK real estate market. Using our wealth of experience and knowledge we provide access to superior commercial and residential opportunities with a view to gaining substantial, sustainable returns for our clients.
Our team is based in London’s Mayfair, just around the corner from The Ritz London Hotel and the world famous Fortnum and Mason.
Why Invest in UK Property?
The UK has long been favoured by overseas investors looking to invest in property due to its favourable exchange rates and consistent capital growth.
For Hong Kong investors, looking to the UK for property investment opportunities makes sound economic sense. The UK property market provides stable, liquid and lucrative investment opportunities that are likely to appreciate over a number of years in terms of both income and capital growth, and are protected by the country’s robust legal system.
The UK’s diverse, modern and growing economy as well as its rising population means that demand for high quality homes, offices, hotels, retail units, student accommodation and industrial space is high and provides significant opportunities for informed property investors.
With sterling currently worth about 12% less against the HK dollar than before the Brexit referendum in June 2016 and the currency currently viewed as structurally undervalued, buying real estate in the UK is a smart move for foreign property investors. In fact, London’s attraction as a location for investing has remained high, despite political uncertainty in the UK with the City of London continuing to dominate the European tech sector and office rents again rising due to very low vacancy rates. London’s enduring attraction lies in its green spaces, vibrant culture and entertainment scene and position as a global centre for finance, education and business.
UK Market Snapshot
In London’s commuter belt, property prices have risen by 313% over the last 20 years.
Crossrail will unlock surrounding areas of London by providing unprecedented and quick access to the centre of the capital, resulting in an extra 1.5 million people being within 45 minutes of central London.
By 2022, average property prices in London are expected to reach over £500,000.
What Returns Can I Expect?
This depends on where and what you invest in, but typical yields currently sit at around
- 5-6% for purpose build student accommodation (PBSA)
- 4-4.25% for prime office buildings in London (compared with 2.9% in HK)
- 4-5% for buy-to-let purchases (Knight Frank – April 2019).
To ensure your investment is sound, informed asset selection is crucial which is why our team’s detailed research and market expertise is so valuable to our clients.
ambT Property Partners make investing
in the UK property market easy
If you’re looking to make a first-time investment in the UK market, or wanting to expand your current portfolio, ambT Property Partners’ significant investment expertise makes the process smooth and profitable.
Market Entry | Portfolio Expansion | Profitable
From Deal Origination to Completion
With our UK-based operation and team, ambT Property Partners has the local market knowledge, connections and know-how to support Hong Kong investors with UK property investments. We have built up an extensive network of highly regarded industry support professionals which we use to assemble project due diligence teams. We can manage or assist in the acquisition and/or development process to ensure that our clients receive best in class professional advice from deal origination through to completion.
Knowledgable | Extensive Network | Best in Class
Delivering Maximum Output
We act as a London-based hub to ensure your UK portfolio of real estate assets is consistently delivering its maximum output. We advise across all real estate classes for both investment and development projects and carefully filter the opportunities we promote, the majority of which are off or pre-market. We carry out our own initial due diligence to investment committee standards before presenting opportunities to our clients allowing them to make informed investment decisions quickly and efficiently.
Investment | Development | Off & Pre-Market