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Foreign Investment in UK Real Estate - for whom, why and how structured?

Since 2009, the UK has enjoyed increasing levels of overseas investment into real estate. Private Investors and Institutions from Asia, Middle East and increasingly the US find UK real estate an attractive investment. Searching for the prospect of material returns on capital and drawing on an accessible financing market, international investors are typically seeking out opportunities across all sectors notably retail, office, hotel and residential, both in London and, increasingly, outside London, as well as opportunities for shorter-term returns through development projects. This class of investor now dominates in London, but what is the attraction, and what do these investors need to consider when investing in UK real estate?

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Why the UK property market is considered a safe haven for overseas investment?
  • What only the shrewd investors know
  • Selecting the right asset for success
  • Structuring the investment in a tax efficient manner to maximise returns
  • Financing the asset, availability of finance and the variety of choice available
  • Holding, refurbishing and managing the asset for return on investment
  • Attractiveness of the UK tax regime for international investors

This webinar will be of interest to overseas investors and developers in addition to agents working with investors, and sellers looking to attract overseas interest in their assets.




International Head of Real Estate
Taylor Wessing LLP
Partner, Finance
Taylor Wessing LLP
Partner, Tax and Incentives
Taylor Wessing LLP

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Urban Revival Limited

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Eckersley Property

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