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What on earth is strategic land investment?

Welcome to Intro Crowd. We’re the UK’s pioneering crowdfunding option when it comes to strategic land investment and acquisition.

Participating in strategic land acquisition through crowdfunding is fast becoming an established way for investors to invest in land online, capture the land’s development potential, diversify their own portfolio and receive potentially large returns on investment.

So what is crowdfunded strategic land and how does it work? We’re the only company that currently offers this opportunity, so in this blog we’ve explained a little more about this market.

What is strategic land investment?

It’s broadly agreed that the future of property in the UK needs a rethink, and political support for development schemes is strong across all political parties. The UK government is facing a housing crisis, and has therefore committed to building 240,000 homes every year until 2020. In fact, London mayor Sadiq Khan is currently planning a ‘housebuilding team’ for the capital.

To that end, land is a highly sought-after commodity. As an investor, you probably knew that already! These 240,000 homes will all require land to be built on, and this is essentially what drives strategic land investment. Having a strategic stake in undeveloped areas can allow investors to take advantage of that demand and achieve high potential returns on investment.

Investopedia goes into detail on the multiple land investments that investors can consider, such as residential and commercial land opportunities. In short, strategic land crowdfunding simply streamlines and optimises the land investment process. This makes it easier than ever before for individuals to see returns from land acquisition.

How we approach strategic land acquisition

A strategic land investment opportunity generally refers to greenfield land that has significant development potential. This land will be well-suited for residential or commercial development, due to close proximity to key transport links, high local demand for housing and nearby amenities in a neighbouring settlement.

An enormous amount of research should go into choosing such an area, hence the term strategic land. Our team relies on decades of experience in land and property, with sites selected by a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. We look at strategic land in relation to its location and accessibility, as well as its future development potential.

What next?

Once the campaign has been crowdfunded, our team manages the strategic land acquisition process. We then wait for the value of the land to increase due to rising demand, sell the land and pass the returns back to investors. Simple!

All investors have to do is sign up to our crowdfunding platform to get easy access to our strategic land opportunities. We have investments available from as little as £1,500. Intro Crowd investments are also ring-fenced from our own assets and liabilities, so investors can be assured that their money is well cared for.

A crowdfunding approach can be easier to manage and provide potentially higher returns than, say, a hands-on investment such as buy to let property. Why not join other crowdfunders online and invest in the future of UK land development?

Are you considering diversifying your portfolio with a crowdfunded strategic land investment? Speak to Intro Crowd’s experienced team of investment specialists today to find out more.

This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. This article does not amount to an invitation or inducement to buy or sell an investment nor does it solicit any such offer or invitation in any jurisdiction.

In all cases, readers should conduct their own investigation and analysis of the data in the article. Readers are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice when considering an investment in strategic land. All statements of opinion and/or belief contained in this article and all views expressed and all projections, forecasts or statements relating to expectations regarding future events represent Intro Crowd’s own assessment and interpretation of information available as at the date of this article.

No responsibility or liability is accepted by Intro Crowd or Sapia Partners LLP for reliance on the contents of this article.

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