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 more than £3.8 billion of Funds Under Management (at 30 September 2022).

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 UK needs more genuinely affordable housing. This strategy also 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 Healthcare premises are outdated.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. 

Our approach

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.

Unlocking the retirement opportunity in a post-pandemic world

Our latest report provides fascinating insights from over 55s, we explore why the business case for retirement real estate is strong and growing.


Blog post: Affordable Housing that is fit for the future
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Octopus Real Estate commits to new care home developments being net zero by 2030
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Michael Toft outlines the opportunities and challenges in the healthcare sector for the year ahead
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Watch on demand: The Importance of Institutional Impact Investing: care homes as an illustration
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Read our latest report on unlocking the retirement opportunity in a post-pandemic world
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Blog post: Putting care into care homes
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Blog post: Kevin Beirne writes about 'The rewards of retirement'
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Other investment capabilities

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If you are interested in investing into health and care, or other alternative investments, we would love to hear from you. Please do contact us to arrange a time for further discussion.