Private rental sector - A vital part of the future of the real estate market
The shape of the real estate market is changing. The retail sector is in decline and logistics and ‘alternative’ sectors - that is, anything other than office, retail and industrial / logistics – are on the rise. There is a growing interest from institutional investors in the residential market and, in particular, in the private rented sector.
Large, high-quality, managed apartment blocks in thriving urban areas – so-called ‘winning cities’ – are being acquired by institutions. The growing importance of this sub-sector of the real estate market taps into profound forces of demographic, economic and social change.
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Luke Powell is a Senior Investment Specialist in the real estate team at Aberdeen Standard Investments. This is a client-facing role and Luke supports business development with new and existing investors. In particular, he is responsible for raising capital from, and maintaining close relationships with, specialist global real estate investors. Luke has worked in the real estate industry since 2004 and his previous employers include Aviva Investors and DTZ.
Prior to 2004, he worked in corporate banking and management consultancy. Luke has a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and an M.Phil. in European Politics, both from the University of Oxford.