Build-To-Rent Finance Working Group

The Build-To-Rent (BTR) Finance working group was formed with a view to ensuring that a lack of suitable, informed, commercially available credit will not act as a brake on the growth of the UK’s BTR market for professionally managed and rented residential property.  We have also organised meetings with government officials seeking input from the lending side.  The secretariat for the working group is led by lawyers Partha Pal and Carol Hopper.

The working group has mostly operated through various sub-groups (sometimes sponsor or lender only, sometimes mixed) to consider what steps would be most helpful for the market.  Current efforts are focused on an explainer of key issues about BTR that lenders should understand, and key lender concerns that sponsors should understand.

We are also exploring with our friends at the British Property Federation whether we might create a BTR information hub to provide a single site from which key resources (most obviously from government or from Property Industry Alliance member organisations) can be accessed.

More rapid progress is expected after an unavoidable hiatus over summer 2018.

Please contact Peter Cosmetatos on +44 3651 5696 or pcosmetatos@crefceurope.org if you would like to know more.