A bank says seasoned property investors are sizing up commercial opportunities given the hostile landscape for residential investment.
Emma Cox, MD of Real Estate at Shawbrook, comments: “As we grapple with persistent inflation and high living costs, buyer confidence has wavered. Professional landlords typically use mortgages to expand their property portfolios, so a drop in mortgage approvals can slow down their portfolio growth.
“Nonetheless, specialist lenders are stepping in to assist with complex cases, and Shawbrook has observed an increase in landlords embracing diversification strategies, including more commercial assets. This signals the resilience and adaptability of seasoned investors who remain focused on seizing fresh opportunities.”