Reflections on a successful Q2 and an exciting Q3
The second quarter of 2019 was a busy and exciting time for Experience Invest, with new properties reaching major milestones and the company receiving plenty of coverage in the press.As we look ahead to the third quarter of this year, there is lots more to get excited about, including significant developments at two schemes currently under way in Newcastle and Luton.Read on to find out more about some of the firm’s recent highlights and what the coming months have in store.Big successes in Q2 As far as property developments are concerned, one of the biggest headlines from the second quarter was the completion of One Wolstenholme Square, a collection of studio and one-bed apartments in the desirable L1 postcode area in the heart of Liverpool.Designed by award-winning architects Falconer Chester Hall, the project is now fully operational and already delivering returns for investors, with those who made an early acquisition benefiting from a 20 per cent uplift from their purchase price.Not far away, on the banks of the River Mersey, construction firm Vermont is hard at work on another eye-opening development that will transform Liverpool’s skyline: Infinity Waters.The recent arrival of a huge crane on-site provided an unmissable sign of the progress under way on this particular scheme.Developer Elliot Lawless said: “Vermont have been beavering away behind the hoardings for weeks now, but with the piling rig arriving on site this is the first time that passers-by will be able to see activity for themselves.”In other exciting news for the Liverpool property market, the Aura Student project in the prestigious Knowledge Quarter has now entered its third and final phase. This property will give investors more opportunities to take advantage of the huge and growing potential of the UK student accommodation market.Meanwhile, Liverpool’s hotel sector has been enjoying major developments of its own with the full operational launch of the Seel Street hotel in the city centre, while New Bedford House, a commuter belt property in Luton, is also up and running.Away from the development side of things, Experience Invest has been busy on the PR front in the past few months, with highlights including the publication of our report Exiting Investments: How are UK investors planning and executing exit strategies?The study is based on an independent survey which found that up to a quarter of investors in the UK are currently stuck with an investment they would like to liquidate but can’t. Take a look at the report to see what else the research revealed.We have enjoyed a lot of coverage in the press in recent months, with particular highlights including articles by Jerald Solis, our business development director, on how to take full advantage of off-plan property investment and the significance of Brexit for the construction industry. Much to look forward to in Q3 It has certainly been a busy few months here at Experience Invest, and the coming quarter is set to prove just as exciting, particularly in terms of showcasing some of our latest developments to prospective investors and tenants.In the vibrant student city of Newcastle, we will soon be able to give potential tenants a first-hand view of the sort of accommodation on offer at the Opto Student property, which is nearing completion.The separate outdoor events building on-site will be turned into a marketing suite in August, giving people the opportunity to take a look around the rooms before the development opens its doors to students in September.Similar work is underway at Imperial Square, a development of one- and two-bedroom apartments in the centre of Luton, one of London’s leading commuter hotspots.A large marketing suite at Opto Village on Dumfries Street, less than a five-minute walk away from the construction site, will showcase a one-bed apartment at the property from the first week in August. Visitors will also be able to see an interactive 3D model of the building, marketing literature and screens playing video and image slideshows.This will give investors the chance to find out more about a commuter property investment with a lot of potential.Finally, towards the end of the summer, Experience Invest will launch Yield Base, a brand new online resales platform that will allow investors to resell student properties, hotel suites, residential units and commercial buy-to-let assets to other buyers. The service will be available exclusively to Experience Invest clients who made the initial purchase through us.It’s going to be a busy summer for Experience Invest. By the end of it, we hope to have given investors many more opportunities to realise the great potential on offer in the UK property market at the moment.