FCA-regulated online real estate investment platform Shojin is reporting a 35 per cent increase in Asian investors over the past year as real estate in the United Kingdom continues to be in demand from global investors.
The company is gaining strong momentum among investors based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, mirroring the changing appetite of investors who are located in the Far East.
Shojin has doubled its Hong Kong team in the past 12 months. It has grown its UK team by 40 per cent in the same period, including hires across its finance, marketing and investor relations teams.
Shojin lowers the barriers to entry for individuals across the globe looking to access institutional-grade, UK-based real estate investment opportunities. Operating in an online real estate investment market forecast to grow from $15 billion to $800 billionn by 2027, Shojin’s platform is designed to make property investment simple, lucrative and accessible to a broader range of investors by leveraging technology to remove traditional barriers.
The company enables fractional investing in real estate developments while providing middle-market developers with a consistent and trusted source of junior finance.
Jimmy Leung, CEO of Shojin Asia, says: “UK property ticks all the right boxes for foreign investment, particularly for investors that have seen the value of their investments in Asia’s stock markets plummet this year.
“We are seeing significant growth from Hong Kong, Singaporean family offices and private funds. Asian investors are keen to back a lot of the opportunities available across the UK property market, from residential (PRS), student accommodation (PBSA), warehousing and hotels.”
With an investor base spanning more than 50 countries, Shojin aims to make investing into mid-market property developments simple and attainable through its unique co-investment model. The company has offices in Hong Kong, East Africa, and joint venture partnerships with real estate investment platforms in the UAE, India, and Israel, and others launching this year.
Jatin Ondhia, co-founder and CEO of Shojin, will be speaking at the Hubbis Investment Forum, which takes place at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, on Wednesday 14th September.