Housing Housing

Investing in housing to deliver long term secure income and positive impact.

Investing in housing to deliver long term secure income and positive impact.

Housing is a defensive investment opportunity providing long-term sustainable income.

We offer long term equity investments into UK housing, through listed and unlisted housing investment vehicles, each focused on addressing different areas of the affordable housing problem. Each fund aims to deliver stable and secured inflation linked returns whilst providing social and environmental benefits to our residents, the local community and the wider economy.

All our funds can invest through our two Registered Providers of Social Housing which are required to hold regulated affordable housing assets, ensuring they are managed with the highest standards of governance, financial viability and resident welfare.

Our housing expertise was bolstered through the acquisition in March 2020 of TradeRisks and its fund management subsidiary, ReSI Capital Management, that have an unparalleled track record in the social housing sector over 19 years as a funding arranger and advisor and, over the last three years, as an investor.

Our 15 strong professional housing investment team has an average of 20 years relevant experience, with expertise across all residential asset classes including shared ownership, affordable, social and market rented homes, offering unparalleled access to opportunities across the sector.

In addition, through the wider TradeRisks team we provide expert advice, analytical tools and sophisticated solutions for housing providers, including bank funding, derivatives resolution, debt capital markets and treasury systems

Why invest in Housing?

Regardless of the economic environment people need good quality homes in which to live.

The UK has a well-documented shortage of affordable housing caused by a combination of demographic trends and historic undersupply – with affordable housing delivery of only 50,000 per year – a third of the 145,000 affordable homes needed each year.

In order to address this shortage long term patient capital is required by housing developers: volume house builders, small regional developers, housing associations or local authorities. We seek to meet this demand to enable them to accelerate development of socially and economically beneficial new housing making a meaningful contribution to the UK housing shortage.

Our funds have investment partner status from Homes England and the Greater London Authority who provide financial grants for each new affordable home we deliver.

Investments in this area benefit from substantial asset-backing and in turn provide investors with attractive long-term returns, which itself benefits from:

  • Secure and sustainable rental stream of individual residents diversified across locations, property type (i.e. houses and apartments) and resident type
  • Inflation-linked income
  • Diversification versus commercial real estate, infrastructure and other traditional assets classes
  • Downside protection through alternative use as owner occupied accommodation
  • Long term capital appreciation through rental growth
  • Potential for long term capital appreciation in excess of inflation
  • Low volatility, in many cases, through below market rents

Our housing investments have strong and quantifiable social and environmental benefits – including direct monetary social distributions through reduced rents versus market rates for our residents.

Our investment focuses include shared ownership, affordable private rented, retirement, temporary accommodation and social housing.

How can I invest in Housing?

Investors can access Gresham House’s Housing equity investment opportunities via our listed housing vehicle, Residential Secure Income plc, through Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) or via co-investment opportunities.

For information, please contact:

Heather Fleming, Head of Institutional Business
+44 (0)20 3873 5908
h.fleming@greshamhouse.com

Catriona Buckley, Institutional Business Development Director
+44 (0)20 3903 0573
c.buckley@greshamhouse.com

 

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Our Housing funds

Residential Secure Income plc (ReSI)

A listed investment trust delivering secure inflated linked income from shared ownership and rented homes, boosting returns with ultra-long debt. For more information visit Residential Secure Income plc.

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Gresham House ReSI LP

Institutional and professional
investors only.

Private fund being raised exclusively focused on providing access to new-build modern shared ownership homes.

HOW TO INVEST?

Gresham House BSI Housing Fund

Institutional and professional
investors only.

Private fund focused on delivering superior returns through a focus on less-competitive smaller investments, investing earlier on in the development process, multi-tenure schemes and backing new housing teams.

HOW TO INVEST?

Investment team

Gresham House's Registered Providers Board

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