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Legal services for institutional property investment

If you are considering making an institutional investment in commercial property, it is vital you understand the legal benefits and hurdles that come with it.

While commercial property can be a lucrative investment, especially when it’s done with the pooled funds of an institution, it requires careful management to ensure optimal returns.

Not to mention the security of knowing everything is legally sound, and all official procedures have been followed. This is where First4Lawyers can help. 

What is institutional property investment?

Investors own £483 billion worth of commercial property (pdf) in the UK (as of end 2015), which makes for a very competitive market.

Institutional property investment is where entities such as banks, mutual funds and hedge funds use pooled money to invest in large property such as office, leisure and commercial structures. 

Unlike stock market and commodity investments, commercial property provides investors with a tangible asset that is less vulnerable to currency fluctuations, making it an attractive market for many institutions, such as insurance companies and pension funds.

What are the benefits of institutional property investment?

Commercial property in the UK is a particularly attractive investment prospect for institutions because of the relatively long average term of lease contracts.

As an investor, you can take advantage of the fact that a commercial lease in the UK has an average term of seven years, and the fact that most contracts require that rent is reviewed every five years to ensure it is in line with market rates.

The predictability and reliability of commercial property rent makes this type of investment more attractive than equities and bonds, and the prospect of assured income growth is making institutional investment in commercial property increasingly popular.

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What are the downsides of institutional property investment?

Commercial property has a much higher cost per unit than other forms of investment, and this can be obstructive to many potential investors.

Considerable funds are required for the development of a diverse commercial property portfolio, and many of the more profitable assets, such as shopping centres or offices in large city centres, are out of bounds to all but the largest of institutions.

Our specialist commercial property solicitors can help you consider the options available and provide sound legal advice before you make such an investment.

How can First4Lawyers help me?

The commercial property specialists at First4Lawyers know all the legal ins and outs of investing in property. 

It’s worth remembering your investment will create income returns via cash flow, as well as capital returns if your property’s asset value increases. Our solicitors can advise you on the legal side of those things and more.

Contact First4Lawyers and get your institution on the road to a successful property investment.

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