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First Property Investor Show North hailed as success

The first ever Property Investor Show North on June 18-20 at Manchester G-MEX was attended by over 5,500 visitors from across the country.

Over 135 exhibitors, from developers to mortgage companies, took part and a 30-strong team of speakers imparted their expertise in an extensive programme of seminars ranging from buying a house at auction to extending a property portfolio.

The show covered both commercial and residential property investment opportunities across the UK and overseas with a focus on northern opportunities. Areas such as Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester have provided attractive returns for investors in recent years and this trend, like the Property Investor Show North, looks set to keep on growing.

Nick Clark of Homebuyer Events, which organised the show, says: “The show went well and we have had positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. The weekend saw a number of sales and a lot of enquiries indicating that certainly in the North, buy-to-let investors are expanding their portfolios.”

Exhibitors were equally positive. Ann Haggas, an associate at Knight Frank, says: “Against expectations, most sales went to bulk buyers, as opposed to individuals, looking for buy-to-let opportunities. Our flagship developments at Green Quarter in Manchester and Clarence Dock in Leeds, both by Crosby Homes, proved extremely popular with strong sales at both developments.”

Fiona Woodward, marketing director at Urban Splash says: “Urban Splash had a great show. It met all our expectations and it was great to see so many people making the journey from around the country to spend some time in Manchester. The weekend provided a good platform to launch MoHo, our modular home development.”


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