Investar is a multi-award-winning real-estate developer and investor based in Manchester.

We blend extensive local expertise with a global network of partners and resources.

We collaborate with landowners, funding partners and the public sector to deliver premium and affordable build-to-rent developments (PRS). We are writing the next chapter on placemaking schemes across the North West and beyond.

Additionally, we advocate large-scale, mixed-use schemes in the UK, encouraging inward investment into the domestic property market. We currently represent high profile overseas investors on projects with a combined GDV of more than £1.5billion.

 

 

Development

 

From land acquisition, financing of real estate deals, project managing, creating and orchestrating the process of development from concept to completion.

 

Investment

We acquire and retain a varied property portfolio across the north west, comprising of lettings and hospitality.

Placemaking

 

We think big. Our aspiration is to create havens for residential, commercial, retail and cultural uses whilst expertly combining the physical and the functional.

 

Projects

Botanical Gardens

A landmark development in the heart of the Trafford Civic Quarter Masterplan, Botanical Gardens is set to be one of the first large-scale build-to-rent schemes in the region and a catalyst for the major regeneration of the Trafford area.
 

  • Location Trafford Civic Quarter
  • GDV:  £40m
  • Availability: 200 units, available for investment/purchase
  • Use: Residential 
  • Status: Design & planning
  • Exit:  PRS / BTR

      

 

Fabric Village

Featuring a modern contemporary finish, gym and   rooftop gardens with breath-taking views of Liverpool, Fabric Village is set to be the jewel in the crown of the Fabric District’s regeneration.

 

  • Location: Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool 
  • GDV:  £53m
  • Availability: 449 units, pre-sold
  • Use:  Residential
  • Status:  On site 
  • Exit:  Overseas institution

Melody Gardens

Designed and delivered for the registered provider, Places for People. Melody Gardens is an excellent example of adding social value and placemaking, while demonstrating a successful collaboration between the developer, client and funder.

 

  • Location: Salford
  • GDV:  £6m
  • Availability: 58 units, sold
  • Status:  Completion expected November 2019
  • Exit:  Pre sold and forward funded by Housing Association

Halifax House

Based in the heart of the Liverpool Central Business District, Halifax House is the former headquarters for the Union Bank of the British Empire, and is a building of great historical and economic importance. This stunning conversion project won Development of the Year 2017.

 

  • Location Liverpool City center
  • GDV:  £5m
  • Availability: 26 units, 50% sold
  • Status:  Completed
  • Exit:  Retained in property portfolio  

Our ambition 

  • Deliver 10,000 new homes over the next 10 years
  • Placemaking that works for everyone – projects that leave a legacy

Our values 

  • Passionate and entrepreneurial
  • Collaborative and considerate
  • Resourceful and agile

Our purpose 

  • Purpose before profit 
  • Creating social value and generating financial return
  • Deliver schemes that make a difference 

Partnerships

The art of collaboration is deeply embedded in our way of working.

Our success, and the success of our projects, relies on the strength of our partnerships.

Our collaborations with funding partners, landowners, local authorities, housing associations and institutional clients are instrumental in realising our placemaking vision.

News

CEO Michael Dong: Thought Leadership

CEO Michael Dong: Thought Leadership

Is Manchester just home to luxury skyscrapers?

Is Manchester just home to luxury skyscrapers?

Insider Media 2019 Property Disruptors

Insider Media 2019 Property Disruptors

Head of Development appointed

Head of Development appointed

Handover of phase one at Melody Gardens

Handover of phase one at Melody Gardens

CEO Michael Dong in 2019’s 42 under 42 awards

CEO Michael Dong in 2019’s 42 under 42 awards

Overview of UK’s best buy-to-let areas in 2019

Overview of UK’s best buy-to-let areas in 2019

Michael Dong speaks at BEN Networking North West

Michael Dong speaks at BEN Networking North West

Investar acquires site for over 200 homes, in Trafford

Investar acquires site for over 200 homes, in Trafford

Melody Gardens – June 2019 update

Melody Gardens – June 2019 update

Michael Dong was a guest panelist at Movers and Shakers Regenerating & Investing in the North West” on May 3rd 2019

Michael Dong was a guest panelist at Movers and Shakers Regenerating & Investing in the North West” on May 3rd 2019

The £3bn affordable housing scheme

The £3bn affordable housing scheme

Overseas investors stamp duty – an update

Overseas investors stamp duty – an update

Melody Gardens progress update

Melody Gardens progress update

Investar Property Group finalists in the Greater China Business Awards 2019

Investar Property Group finalists in the Greater China Business Awards 2019

The rise in serviced apartments

The rise in serviced apartments

The biggest property trends of 2019

The biggest property trends of 2019

Construction work on Melody Gardens makes significant progress

Construction work on Melody Gardens makes significant progress

Surcharge for foreign investors

Surcharge for foreign investors

Investar wins two Property Investors Awards

Investar wins two Property Investors Awards

Michael Dong discusses PRS and BTR at Insider’s Residential Property Breakfast

Michael Dong discusses PRS and BTR at Insider’s Residential Property Breakfast

Convention of the North: a united voice

Convention of the North: a united voice

Join us at the Overseas Property Expo 2018

Join us at the Overseas Property Expo 2018

Introducing Quayside

Introducing Quayside

Work progresses at King’s Dock Mill

Work progresses at King’s Dock Mill

Sky’s The Limit : Michael Dong interviewed by Your Property Network Magazine

Sky’s The Limit : Michael Dong interviewed by Your Property Network Magazine

Michael Dong celebrates prestigious Big Ben Award nomination

Michael Dong celebrates prestigious Big Ben Award nomination

Liverpool – a thriving city

Liverpool – a thriving city