Manchester Residential Portfolio Goes on Sale

CBRE’s UK Residential Capital Markets team has won the mandate to sell a portfolio of rental apartments in Manchester. 

The portfolio comprises 163 apartments across four schemes. Three are in the city centre, including the Grade II listed Basil House, Portland Street; Salisbury House, Granby Row, and 51 King Street. The fourth, 341 Great Western Street, is in Rusholme. The apartments have a current occupancy level of 99 per cent and are already 90 per cent let for the 2024/2025 period. 

A ground floor retail unit at King Street is let to an outdoor clothing company Patagonia on a long lease. 


The residential and the commercial space offer a combined potential income of close to £3 million per annum. 

Hannah Badger, a Director in CBRE’s Residential Capital Markets team in Birmingham, said: “Manchester has one of the more mature private rental markets, but there is a chronic undersupply of rental homes in the city. Consequently, properties in this portfolio have achieved an average rental uplift of close to 15% for 2024/25. This sale is a great opportunity to acquire four stabilised assets with a guaranteed income.” 

Giovanni Pilla, Associate Director in CBRE’s Residential Capital Markets team in Manchester, said: “The portfolio has been strategically built up over several years and presents an excellent opportunity for investors. All the assets are in prime locations with access to a deep rental pool, being within walking distances to Manchester’s universities and key employment hubs.”

Offers in excess of £40.5 million are sought. 

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