Real Estate – Housing
A household name in housing investment
Octopus is one of the UK’s leading investors in housing, specialising in care homes, retirement communities and affordable housing. We have a 15-year track record in the industry and £3.7 billion of Funds Under Management (at 30 September 2023).
We’re a dominant participant in the UK’s long-term social care infrastructure and we have an established health and care real estate investment platform, managing a portfolio of over 70 modern, purpose-built care homes.
We work with leading operators to deliver retirement communities that maximise the opportunity for value in their business, drawing on the skill of several industry leaders in our investment team.
We have entered the affordable housing market because the social housing sector needs more sustainable funding routes to create energy efficient, genuinely affordable homes. This strategy aims to reduce fuel poverty, deliver affordable housing for older people and support levelling up across the UK.
An aging industry
There are not enough modern, fit-for-purpose health and care facilities for elderly people. Healthcare premises are outdated. And in the face of the UK’s growing and ageing population, this problem needs to be rectified. Our care needs are evolving and we need better, more flexible front-line care. We want to solve these problems by bringing an innovative approach to health and care facilities across the UK.
We invest across a wide range of health and care sectors to maximise the opportunity for our investors. The Octopus Real Estate team’s obsession with resident care sits at the heart of every investment and business partnership they make.
We back only the best management teams in the health and care sector, supporting them in the development of care homes and retirement villages.
In the news
Affordable Homes, Family Businesses and Investment
Jack Burnham, Head of Affordable Housing at Octopus Real Estate, is joined by Helen Keenan, Chief Executive of Grosvenor Hart Homes, in a recent podcast to discuss some of the challenges and possible solutions in the affordable housing market.
Podcast on Family Capital
New funding solution needed for UK affordable housing
The UK affordable housing sector offers an opportunity for investors to close a funding gap, a new report by Octopus Real Estate says.
Coverage in Sustain
Invest with care
Social care investment has a troubled track record, but more sustainable models are now meeting strong appetite from asset owners.
Coverage in ESG Investor
Octopus Investments launches UK Affordable Housing strategy for institutional investors
Octopus Investments has announced it has launched an Affordable Housing strategy for institutional investors, to accelerate the delivery of genuinely affordable homes in the UK.
Coverage in Institutional Asset Manager
Real estate investor outlines £300m affordable housing strategy
Real estate giant Octopus Real Estate has launched an affordable housing strategy for institutional investors with a target of £300m in commitments throughout the year.
Coverage in Inside Housing
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