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  • The return of inflation?

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    The return of inflation?

    2020-07-10T08:41:00Z

    Inflation rates are currently low, but some commentators have expressed concern that the major easing in monetary policy now occurring, could re-ignite inflationary pressures in the future. Property can be seen as a hedge against inflation. Will this be the case in the coming years?

  • A question of risk – why the UK Private Rented Sector now?

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    A question of risk – why the UK Private Rented Sector now?

    2020-07-10T08:15:00Z

    What are the risks associated with investing in long term rental housing in the UK? In this post we’ll consider how risk factors traditionally associated with residential investment can be mitigated, taking into consideration the new world we find ourselves navigating in light of Covid-19.

  • UK Property Market Trends - June 2020

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    UK Property Market Trends - June 2020

    2020-06-30T08:20:00Z

    The coronavirus epidemic has led to a major downgrading of economic and property market projections for 2020.

  • ESG Viewpoint - June 2020

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    ESG Viewpoint - June 2020

    2020-06-24T08:49:00Z

    The emerging consensus that capitalism should be less short term and more inclusive to the wider society is quickly establishing itself in mainstream investing. For years considered niche, the growth of sustainable and impact funds is facilitating genuine change in many areas of society and the environment.

  • Safely Home

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    Safely Home

    2020-04-22T13:22:00Z

    The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented shock domestically and globally. The immediate impacts are being felt by everybody both personally and professionally. We are all grateful for the efforts of our healthcare workers, frontline and support, and for the community effort to help those in trouble. The situation further demonstrates how important a sense of communities really is.

  • Introducing Impact in the Private Rented Sector

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    Introducing Impact in the Private Rented Sector

    2020-04-22T12:14:00Z

    In our previous article UK Housing – What’s the problem? we looked at the very real supply shortage in UK housing and why focusing rental accommodation at households on low to middle incomes can – in our view – have the greatest impact. In this article, we will consider how such a strategy can have impact and can bring about positive outcomes for residents, local communities and investors alike.

  • UK Housing – What’s the problem?

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    UK Housing – What’s the problem?

    2020-04-20T19:03:00Z

    Discussing the UK housing market is something of a national pastime. The idea of owning your own home has become an unrealistic long-term goal for many. While issues of affordability are reasonably well understood, it’s worth recapping what the scale of the problem is, why Private Rental Sector funds have come to the fore in recent years, and why in particular we believe a strategy focused on low to middle income earners can have the greatest social impact.

  • UK Property Market Trends - February 2020

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    UK Property Market Trends - February 2020

    2020-02-18T08:24:00Z

    BMO REP is predicting that total returns will average 4.6% pa over the five years to end-2024.

  • BMO REP launches UK Housing Fund with partner Home Group

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    BMO REP launches UK Housing Fund with partner Home Group

    2020-01-20T08:45:00Z

    BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP), the pan-European property investment and asset management specialist that is part of Canada’s BMO Financial Group’s £216 billion1 Global Asset Management business, announces the first close for its newly developed UK housing strategy.

  • UK Property Market Trends - August 2019

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    UK Property Market Trends - August 2019

    2019-08-13T12:47:00Z

    BMO REP is predicting single digit all-property total returns under-pinned by the income return over the five years to end-2023.

  • Asset Manager News

    BMO REP acquires the iconic Fontaine Gaillon property in Paris for its pan-European retail fund - New 10-year lease agreed with Moma Group for new restaurant concept

    2019-07-29T14:20:00Z

    BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP), part of Canada’s BMO Financial Group’s £189 billion1 Global Asset Management business, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the famous Fontaine Gaillon restaurant in Paris from French actor Gerard Depardieu on behalf of its pan-European retail property investment fund.

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    BMO UK Property Fund acquires first hotel for £9.5m

    2019-06-04T14:17:00Z

    BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP), part of Canada’s BMO Financial Group’s £189 billion1 Global Asset Management business, announces that it has acquired a hotel in Bury St Edmunds for £9.5 million on behalf of the BMO UK Property Fund (the “Fund”). It is the first hotel asset to be added to the Fund’s portfolio as it looks to grow its exposure, in line with its investment criteria, to the strengthening alternatives sector. The asset provides a 5% plus income return with inflation uplifts.