Residential Investment Group

The aim of the Residential Investment Group is to further one of the key challenges facing the property industry, as identified in the IPF Vision 2011, namely to enhance the understanding of residential property investment. The Residential Investment Group will be proactive in encouraging research, education and debate in relation to this area of considerable interest.

A list of Group members can be found on our Committees & Groups page.

The Group undertook a survey in early 2012 to help inform the IPF's response to the Sir Adrian Montague consultation on barriers to investment in residential property. A Short Paper (Institutional Attitudes to Investment in UK Residential Property) based on the results of the survey was published in September 2012.

Mind the Viability Gap: Achieving More Large-Scale, Build-to-Rent Housing is a briefing paper published in September 2015 which explains how the build-to-rent sector could provide an accelerated path to meeting the UK’s housing demands. 

Following the publication of the briefing paper on viability, the Group turned its attention to the hurdles relating to liquidity/transparency, pricing and management expertise that are impeding residential holdings from being integrated into mainstream (i.e. largely commercial property) investors’ property portfolios. These hurdles, and what is being done (and proposals as to what should be done) to overcome them, are considered in the discussion paper, Large Scale PRS: Overcoming the current industry hurdles