UK - Institutional investors are missing "significant opportunities" in regeneration projects, a report for the office of the deputy prime minister revealed on Thursday.
University experts in urban regeneration found that a lack of information on investment trends had led to misconceptions about the returns and risks of town and city centre redevelopment.
To bridge the information gap, the report provides a performance index and benchmarking facility for investment decision-making.
Funds put into property located within regeneration areas were found to “outperform national and local benchmarks”.
The report added: “Over the long-term perspective regeneration areas offer significant investment opportunities. The message to major institutional investors is the need to reconsider strategies regarding the potential of property within these areas.”
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