We’re a real estate specialist with a simple aim: to support our partners and the UK property market.
Active in the market since 2005, Octopus Real Estate has over £2 billion under management.
Our background in property lending and health and care investment reflects the wide-ranging expertise within our team.
For over a decade, our lending specialists have been providing bespoke, customer-focused lending solutions across the residential, commercial and development sectors. To date, we’ve lent more than £4.5 billion throughout the UK.
Similarly, our investment experts have been working for over 15 years, funding and developing modern, purpose-built health and care facilities. We’re focused on care homes and retirement living – sectors that need major investment given the UK’s ageing population.
We continue to deliver on behalf of all our partners. Whether you’re an investor, developer, broker or operator, we’re here to work with you.
Cornerstones of our approach
It’s at the heart of everything we do. As part of Octopus, what unites us is our belief that people deserve better. We put customers first, working to solve problems, take care of people and look after the planet. We aim to work with those who share our values, and are as obsessed with the customer experience as we are.
We provide support over the entire lifecycle of real estate. For lending this covers land acquisition, development, and commercial and residential lets. Within investment it runs from sourcing, planning permission and development of land, to long-term financing of assets, and supporting and monitoring facilities.
Our focus is on building longstanding relationships with brokers, investors, operators, developers, industry partners and professional bodies. Our team supports the delivery of much more than just a building. We work with companies that will lead on better services for the UK. We help create scale for our partners and continue to support them over time.
Sustainability is fundamental for us. We partner with those who are also committed to buildings that can work in our world, including through design and energy usage. These can have a positive social impact, from better customer experiences to job creation. Strong governance ensures solid processes, with monitoring against environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. For healthcare facilities, our clinical assurance team also provides ongoing support.
Strong track record
We became established as an early mover into new specialist sectors. We’re here for the long term, partnering with clients through uncertainty. This sector expertise and customer focus have proved a winning combination.
Winner Lender of the Year
Estates Gazette 2019
Bridging Lender of the Year
Bridging & Commercial 2018
3 times Development Finance Provider of the year
Business Moneyfacts, 2016, 17 & 18
Development Lender of the Year
Bridging & Commercial 2017 & 18
Laing Buisson Awards 2017
Alternative investments, including those in key real estate sectors, provide exciting opportunities to meet impact and ESG objectives. Institutional investors can find new routes with us. Bringing access to specialist markets, we take a selective approach. We manage £2 billion of funds across care homes, retirement communities and commercial real estate debt.
Part of Octopus Group
We’re proud to be part of Octopus Group, working alongside our other entrepreneurial businesses. Octopus launched in 2000 as an investment firm. Since then it has grown into a group of businesses. Each is working to transform their industry by fixing what’s broken. Focusing on what customers need, we’re applying new ideas and creating solutions for a brighter world.