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Figures published today by Hearthstone offer an insight into how new rental homes backed by institutional investors are delivering impact through regional investment and the provision of much needed affordable private rented housing.
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UK residential property has been ranked as one of the favoured sectors for investment according to the INREV Investment Intentions Survey 2024 report, further confirming the strong momentum that has been building for the sector over the past few year
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Hearthstone Investments contributes to, and co-sponsors, the Savills report "The Future of Build to Rent Houses".
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Institutional investors such as local government pension schemes are increasingly funding new, affordable and energy efficient private rented housing, playing an important part in decarbonising UK housing stock.
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The UK has just 564 heat pumps per 100,000 homes, which is among the lowest rates in Europe. Why is the uptake so slow in the UK?
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Hearthstone has become a member of Pensions for Purpose.
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Cedric Bucher explains how PropTech can be used to provide a more accurate picture of a property’s energy efficiency than a simple Energy Performance Certificate.
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Housebuilder Sky-House has completed the sale of 11 homes at Waverley in Rotherham to specialist fund manager Hearthstone Investments.
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Residential property contributes to nearly 20% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Improving EPCs is critical in our journey to decarbonise the sector.
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September 1, 2023

Not as easy as EPC

Cedric Bucher argues why the UK residential investment sector must lend its support to update EPCs.
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Hearthstone has announced the launch of its new Hearthstone Residential Fund, providing institutional investors with a further opportunity to invest in the UK private rented housing sector.
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In this article, written for and first published by REACT News, Andrew Smith (Hearthstone Chief Investment Officer) considers what the UK could learn from European residential rental markets.
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Hearthstone is raising funds for Leeds Action to Create Homes (LATCH), a charity that refurbishes derelict and run-down houses in the Chapeltown, Harehills and Burley areas of Leeds to provide housing for people who are homeless or in housing need.
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Hearthstone Investments, a specialist in the UK private rented housing sector, has announced it has completed on £93m of acquisitions over the past year, with over 300 new homes added to its growing portfolio.
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Hearthstone Investments, a specialist in private rented housing, has agreed the purchase of 31 houses in Bishop’s Stortford with the Countryside Partnerships team.
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In a recent article for LocalGov, Cedric Bucher explains how institutional investment can boost the volume and quality of private rented sector (PRS) housing in the UK.
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Hearthstone Investments, a specialist in suburban private rented housing, has acquired a portfolio of 66 homes in Allestree, Derby, through the “Hearthstone Residential Fund 2”.
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Hearthstone Investments has named Latch (Leeds Action to Create Homes) as its Corporate Charity Partner.
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BTR News spoke with Cedric Bucher, Hearthstone Investments’ CEO about the past decade, industry changes, business successes, and the next decade.
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Cedric Bucher, CEO at Hearthstone Investments, explores the rapidly growing suburban private rented market and how SME developers can benefit.
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Hearthstone Investments has purchased a new scheme of zero carbon houses in Sittingbourne, Kent from PSP.
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Hearthstone Investments is pleased to confirm its membership of INREV.
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Hearthstone Investments has appointed Lydia Minto as Asset Manager following two other recent hires.
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Hearthstone Investments, the UK residential property fund manager, has appointed Jamie Jago to the board as a non-executive director.
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Hearthstone has been appointed by the Property Income Trust for Charities (PITCH), managed by Mayfair Capital Investment Management Ltd (MCIM), as advisor for its private residential property allocations.
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Good Homes Alliance aims to promote and encourage the building of quality sustainable homes and communities and to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building into a sustainable endeavour.
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Hearthstone Investments, a pioneer in UK suburban private rented housing expands its team with the hire of Andrea Antonioni who joined Hearthstone Investments as Institutional Business Development Manager.
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Hearthstone Investments, a specialist in suburban private rented housing exchanged contracts for 70 new homes on a development near Fareham, Hampshire.
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Hearthstone Investment Management has raised a total of £152 million for its Hearthstone Residential Fund 2 which has now closed.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced the acquisition of over 100 new homes in three separate deals with a combined value of £31 million, on behalf of its Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HRF1).
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A minor revolution is taking place in town halls across the country. Local authority pension funds are changing tack, eschewing traditional equities for alternatives, and looking to make a difference with their allocations.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced the final close above target of its ten-year closed-ended private equity fund, Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HRF1), with just over £200 million.
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24 new build homes in Pontefract has been acquired by a private equity fund as part of a deal worth nearly £18m.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced its private equity fund, Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HRF1), has exchanged contracts with Barratt Homes for the purchase of 22 two-bedroom apartments for a total of £4.7 million.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has exchanged contracts for the purchase of 81 houses for a total of £17.9 million from two major housebuilders.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited, an institutional investment manager specialising in residential property (PRS), has announced the promotion of Andrew Tarbit to the position of Finance Director for its real assets private equity fund, HRF1.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced a series of acquisitions from two major house builders for the Hearthstone Residential Fund 1, a ten-year closed-ended private equity fund investing into the private rented sector across the UK.
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For Hearthstone Investment Management, there is a very close link between infrastructure and housing when it comes to new private rented sector (PRS) investments in suburban locations and regenerated areas.
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October 12, 2018

The rental opportunity

Richard Otten, Partner and Director of Asset Management at Hearthstone Investment Management, outlines how housebuilders can benefit from build-to-rent.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced it has exchanged contracts with Bovis Peer LLP for the purchase of a portfolio of 34 houses and a low-rise block of 19 flats for £7 million.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited has announced it has exchanged contracts with Bovis Peer LLP for the purchase of a portfolio of 34 houses and a low-rise block of 19 flats for £7 million.
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Infrastructure investment is of particular interest to the LGPS now that pooling is well underway. Matthew Craig looks at how local authorities can avail of the opportunities in the asset class.
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Hearthstone Investment Management Limited, a property focused institutional investment manager, has announced the appointment of Andrew Tarbit as Fund Controller for its inaugural private equity property fund, Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HRF1).
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Engels House in Manchester and Medlock Place in Droylsden have been sold as part of a portfolio for £24.3 million.
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HRF1 is acquiring a portfolio of 171 homes, which was purchased for £24.325 million from the Vista UK Residential Real Estate Fund, managed by Hermes Investment Management and Countrywide Plc.
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Five local authority pension funds in the Midlands clubbed together at the end of last year to invest £100m in Hearthstone’s new private rented sector (PRS) fund.
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Five local government pension schemes have committed £100m collectively as cornerstone investors to a ten-year closed-end vehicle called Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HRF1).
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