About us

We’re a real estate specialist with a simple aim: to support our partners and the UK property market.

Our story

Active in the market since 2005, Octopus Real Estate has over £3.7 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 £5.7 billion throughout the UK, and 4,100 loans.

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.

With both offices in London and Manchester, we offer regional coverage and 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.

(All information up to date as of 30 June 2022)

This year’s Future Generations Report is now live!

Our Future Generations Report brings to life our mission – to invest in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world – and offers you a glimpse into the future we’d like to be part of..

Cornerstones of our approach

Customer care

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.

Extensive support

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.

Long-term commitment

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.

ESG considerations

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.

Institutional investors

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 over £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.