Investors are sitting on an average of over £37,000 each in investment capital they are poised to inject into the property market.
That’s the findings of a survey conducted by property investment platform Brickowner - a service for investors and asset managers - which has polled investors about their intentions when the UK’s roadmap out of Coronavirus rolls on.
It’s a small survey - just 126 investors - but the results are interesting.
Asked how much money they had “allocated to invest into property via platforms or direct”, the average response was £37,345.
Users were also asked to state what type of investment would interest them, with the most popular emerging as residential (67 per cent) followed by commercial (48 per cent) and in third place, care homes (42 per cent).
The average annual return they were looking for was 8.4 per cent and the average most desired fixed term was two years and eight months.
Brickowner chief executive Fred Bristol says: “The pandemic is very likely to have had a chilling effect on the enthusiasm of property investors over the last year – but there are real reasons for optimism.
“First, it’s clear from surveys like ours that investors have not lost their love of property and want to invest. And, second, we are already seeing early signs of a turnaround that may be linked in part to the successful vaccine roll-out, a key precondition for the re-opening of the UK economy.
“Activity on Brickowner’s platform has risen dramatically since New Year. In fact, the amount invested in first two months of 2021 was almost double that of the last two months of 2020.”