Strategic Land

Undeveloped property benefiting from the confluence of rising demand and a change-of-use designation qualifies as a strategic land investment.

Lucent focuses on this area because it is where the returns can be highest and the risks minimised.

Throughout the UK and several other countries, there exist several types of opportunities for the real estate investor. Among the most intriguing is strategic land development.

Strategic land is most often undeveloped property that is poised for change of use or rezoning. A town scheme may welcome development into residential or commercial use, but home builders or other developers are increasingly focused on their skill set: building and selling structures. The business of managing land to make it ready for development is best orchestrated by strategic land investment funds. Those fund managers assemble investors and then make acquisitions that offer the best opportunities – and lowest associated risks – for asset growth.

This is a moment in economic history when such strategic land investments make a great deal of sense. The cost of land is at historic lows, coming after several years of worldwide recession. There is pent-up demand for housing and commercial development because of the "pause" that has defined the past several years. An investment firm specialising in land trusts can identify where the first and most robust growth will occur as the recovery progresses.

An individual might be able to make a strategic land investment on his or her own. But a land fund with experienced and skilled managers such as Lucent's assembles a diversified portfolio of properties that minimise risk and maximise returns.

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Title Published Date
Modern Mansions: How and Where the UK’s Largest Homes Are Being Built 07 March 2016
England’s Hot Tech Towns: Where Growth Means More Houses are Needed 07 March 2016
How Does Chancellor Osborne Plan to Fix the Economy with Housing? 05 January 2016
Does the UK Tax Regime Distort the Housing Market? 05 January 2016
CBI on the UK Housing Shortage: It’s Bad for Business 05 January 2016
Inside Housing’s top Sustainable Developments 2015: Green Design Characteristics 31 December 2015
WikiHouses: What Might They Do to Alleviate the UK’s Housing Shortage? 31 December 2015
How can Housing Developers Build Healthier Communities? 31 December 2015
What is the Position of the HomeOwners Alliance Regarding New Home Building? 18 November 2015
UK House Builders Project 18% Increase in 2015 Output: Details and Implications 17 November 2015
To What Degree do the Housing Shortage, Home Prices and Rising Rents Extend Beyond London? 19 October 2015
Shortages of Bricks and Bricklayers: Factors that Are Slowing UK House Building 19 October 2015
What UK Land Investors Should Know About Strategic Land Investment 09 September 2015
Could the Empty Homes in England Fix the Housing Shortage? 21 August 2015
What is the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ UK Housing Strategy Recommendation? 23 July 2015
What Are the Generational Implications of the UK Housing Shortage? 23 July 2015
Ten Factors that Favour an Increase in the UK Housing Inventory 22 July 2015
How Are the UK’s Homebuilders Faring in 2015? 22 July 2015
The Purpose and Implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy 10 June 2015
Why Are UK Homes Smaller than the Rest of Europe? 15 May 2015
Housebuilder Stocks Rise in 2015: Confidence is in the Home Buyers 15 May 2015
How Do Growth and Residential Construction Reduce Poverty for UK Cities? 01 March 2015
The UK’s “Rent Trap” – How Can Land and Housing Investors Provide Solutions? 01 March 2015
What are the Differences Between Rampant Land Speculation and Solid Land Investment in the UK? 27 January 2015
What are the Largest UK Brownfield Developments – and Why are There so Few? 27 January 2015
The Rise of UK House Building and Implications for Land Investing 27 January 2015
Can the UK afford to Shift Land Use from Agriculture to Development? 27 January 2015
What Types of UK Land Can Be Used for Residential Housing Development? 27 December 2014
The Role of Land Fund Managers in UK Land Investment 27 December 2014
Is it Wise for Real Asset Fund Managers to Invest in Strategic Land Companies? 29 October 2014
The Agricultural Building-Conversion Rules – Effective at Increasing Housing? 23 September 2014
LPAs in Slow at Writing Development Plans in the UK 23 September 2014
Can UK Agricultural Land Give Way to Housing? 23 September 2014
The Help to Buy Program Explained – With Assessment of First Year Results 02 September 2014
The UK’s Options in Population Growth and Housing Shortages 02 September 2014
Would Loan-Curbing Proposals from Chancellor Osborne Affect New Home Buyers? 02 September 2014
Are Land Investments Affected by the Libor Rate-Fixing Scandal? 30 July 2014
Investing in Rarities Such as Antiques, Art and Wine Follow Different Dynamics Over Land Development 27 June 2014
Overcoming Difficult Landowners In Strategic Land Investment Transactions 01 May 2014
How to Mitigate Risks in UK Land Investments 01 May 2014
How Climate Change is Affecting Strategic Land Investing 01 May 2014
To What Degree Is UK Housing Affected by Land Use Expansion? 01 March 2014
Track Your Strategic Land Investment Growth 01 March 2014
Land-To-Housing in the UK Engineered in Key Steps 28 February 2014
Green Belt Versus Brownfield Land Development 06 February 2014
Can Value Growth Potential Still be Found in UK South East Raw Land? 06 February 2014
When Buildings are Better than Open Land 08 January 2014
What Is the UK Community Infrastructure Levy? 07 January 2014
The Implications of Institutional Investors in Rented UK Housing 07 January 2014
Land Development in the UK: Seven Rules to Guide Investors 07 January 2014
What is the Root of Home Shortages in the UK? 21 November 2013
Land Planning Tied to Multiple Local Economic Factors 21 November 2013
New UK Housing Sector Investor Advice 21 November 2013
Site Development No Longer the Job of UK Homebuilders 21 November 2013
Why Full-Scale Land Development is Not Solely Done by Homebuilders 21 November 2013
Where Does Strategic Land Rank Among Alternative Investments? 28 June 2013
Strategic Land Investment Versus Stock and Bond Markets 22 May 2013
Building Depreciation Versus Land Appreciation 22 May 2013
How the Localism Act Can Affect UK Land Values 22 May 2013
Understanding Strategic Land Partnerships 25 September 2012
What are Strategic Land Advisors? 25 September 2012
Joint Ventures in Strategic Land 25 September 2012

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