Investing For Long Term Value

Delivering Long Term Value For Investors and Buyers

Globally, real estate has always been a popular sector for investors, and shows no sign of slowing down. The combined impact of continued disruption across the real estate sector, changing consumer expectations and shifting demographics has created a stream of new opportunities for developers, but also set a new standard for them to uphold.

Investing time and capital in real estate is not a short-term consideration, whether you’re a potential buyer or a large-scale construction partner. From both perspectives, the best developments to invest in are those that are poised to add value over many decades.

In addition, trends occurring on a macro-level, from the promotion of sustainability to a justifiably increasing expectation of higher living standards, are guaranteed to affect developers’ approaches and must be taken into account to create the most value.

Driving value over long periods of time is the result of a commitment to the three pillars of location, infrastructure, and design. This applies to projects in established urban centres, as well as new undertakings, such as integrated townships, in the surrounding areas. Implementing them through tangible projects is the key to improving quality of life for residents, and returns for investors.

Future-Proofing Developments With Innovation

The starting point for a future-proof development involves an in-depth understanding of where it’s going to be, from day one. It’s not just about how far it is from the city centre — geographical, topological, and ecological considerations all come into play, too.

Using this real-world information to validate their existing research, surveyors, planners, and architects are able to assess and plan for an efficient and well-organised future community. This could entail the integration of the land’s natural features into the city layout, the relegation of less attractive patches to housing vital services such as generators or water treatment plants, and the recognition of arable land for the planting of trees.

This sort of approach brings positive tailwinds of infrastructure and population growth, both vital to ensure a development’s continued viability and relevance throughout the future.

Investing In Infrastructure For High-Quality Living

Infrastructural projects take a variety of forms, each impactful in its own way. Communities built from the ground up have the capability to ensure that residents and workers can travel both efficiently on high-quality roads and sustainably through public transport. Improvements designed to assure public health, such as sewage and water treatment facilities, become tangible by the same logic.

It’s not just about infrastructure in the physical realm, either. Internet access has become a ubiquitous and necessary part of daily life, and projects dealing with the digital world, such as telecommunications and internet connectivity, should be considered a given for a high quality development.

As technology develops, it becomes more accessible. Cities can be planned around the implementation of smart devices, connected through the Internet of Things (IOT) to deliver insight on anything from air quality to traffic congestion on popular delivery routes. This helps both investors and companies that create access to goods and services ensure that they’re on the right track, and self-correct when necessary. Even for residents, adding money-saving smart energy systems to an existing guarantee of 24-hour power could be a powerful draw.

Global Standards For Aesthetics And Amenities

When realised, these infrastructural ideas create progress towards sustainability-focussed national and international initiatives, such as the Smart Cities Mission in India, or the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN, important indicators of an organisation’s capacity to make a long-term impact on the future of the world.

Sustainable and aesthetically pleasing design, both from a physical and technological point of view, is the final criteria for a development truly capable of serving the needs of its future inhabitants.

The design of a development impacts the quality of life of inhabitants, improving it through visual beauty and amenities which assure that it’s not just a place for numerous people to live, but one in which communities can develop, put down roots, and feel proud to call home.

Inside a residence, consistent access to purified water, waste disposal facilities, and sufficient space can make the difference between constant stress and a relaxed existence. In the long term, buildings conceptualised by talented architects and constructed using state-of-the-art materials are guaranteed to last for decades, and are often less costly to run and maintain — in the case of energy use, certain technology can save up to 20% of total energy costs.

Creating Opportunities For Local And International Businesses

Looking outside, green spaces and places for people to congregate interspersed with high-quality retail and entertainment opportunities remove the absolute need to commute into the city, while also assuring third-parties attractive places with high footfall and a ready-made audience to set up shop.

Building for Future Generations

It’s important to reiterate that for a community to flourish, we mustn’t just think about building for one generation. The families and communities of the years to come will need to assure that their children can stay healthy and obtain a strong education that set them up for a path to success. Unconstrained by physical space and powered by knowledge and foresight, we can ensure that the latest educational and medical facilities become the status quo for this generation and the next.

The global march of progress provides a wealth of opportunities for investors and developers to combine their resources to create smart, sustainable, and beautiful spaces which empower communities to thrive and reach their full potential. By focusing on location, infrastructure, and design, we can maximise their positive impact on individuals, and reduce their environmental impact — a winning formula for a successful future.

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