Irwin Mitchell is proud to work with clients who are transforming our cities and towns and, in doing so, helping our economy and changing lives for the better. Our team works across major centres throughout the UK, so we understand the factors that influence your markets and the challenges you face. Our Real Estate team offers a broad range of services and specialist expertise for clients across all sectors, so whether you are investing in, developing, funding or occupying property, we can fulfil your legal needs and support you in achieving your business aspirations.
Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group, is a leading specialist real estate investor, with over £3.7 billion in real estate assets and secured lending, and a highly experienced team of over 90 professionals. The property lending team provides bespoke, customer focused financing solutions across the UK residential, commercial and development sectors. The team has lent more than £6.2 billion across over 4,400 loans, providing competitively priced financing throughout the UK and spanning the property investment lifecycle. The investment team manages over £1.8 billion of investments, with a focus on care homes, retirement communities and affordable housing.
With the number of people in the UK aged over 65 projected to reach 16.9 million by 2040, the strain on the health, social care, and housing system is becoming increasingly evident. In April 2023, the government announced the Older People's Housing Taskforce, a significant step forward for the sector. Cushman & Wakefield’s latest report, in partnership with the British Property Federation (BPF) and it’s members, sets out further recommendations that are key to delivering more seniors housing. Millie Todd, Head of UK Living Research and Insight at Cushman & Wakefield will share key findings from the report and set out four key recommendations for the Taskforce.