The majority of these buyers are from the Far East, Middle East and eastern Africa and are said to be attracted by the weak pound and the hands-off investment that crowdfunding offers.
International investors make up for almost 43% of all individuals who invest in crowdfunded development projects with Shojin.
The most popular investment projects among overseas investors have been high-yielding equity investment opportunities.
Jatin Ondhia, CEO at Shojin Property Partners (pictured above), said that international investors have always considered the UK property market to be one of their top asset types, as it offers them a safe and secure investment.
“London is particularly attractive to overseas investors now, thanks to falling property prices and great capital growth potential over the next 10-15 years.
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“Property in the capital has always been a stable asset and we have seen a large spike in overseas investor demand for our development projects in London.
“We have recently launched new investments products featuring bridge loans, mezzanine loans and buy-to-let, which will allow investors to spread their risk across the entire investment spectrum and diversify their property portfolios."
Jatin continued: “Our latest opportunity is an Isa-eligible investment in Zone 1, London, close to London Bridge and the Shard.
“This is a fixed return of 17% per year over 12 months.
“Investors can invest up to £20,000 through their Isa and benefit from tax-free savings.
“This development is seeking planning permission to build a 10-storey block comprising part-office and part-hotel uses.”