Having made two sales on the first day of the show, with a large number of enquiries still being followed through at our sales office, interest from investors was extremely high and diverse throughout the two-day exhibition, with visitors looking for a range of investment properties.
The exhibition’s investment focus is of great advantage to a company like ourselves who specialise in property investment, ensuring that our stand (400) received a heavy footfall throughout the two-day show, with hardly a table to spare at times, as our sales team found themselves inundated with serious enquiries, right through to the end of the show.
Exhibiting high-yielding student accommodation, including Greenbank Court, which is located in the thriving university city of Plymouth and buy-to-let investments, including X1 The Studio’s in Liverpool and X1 Salford Quays, we found that interest in UK property was high, with savvy investors expressing confidence in the market as it begins to thrive again, with home sales now having hit a four-year high.
Our sales team were inundated with serious enquiries, right through to the end of the show.
Alongside our UK buy-to-let investments, we also showcased a diverse range of properties from our overseas portfolio. Focusing particularly on our specialist overseas areas including Thailand, from where we exhibited beautiful ocean view flats located in popular regions such as Bang Saray, and Florida, from where we exhibited condo-development, the Enclave at St Petersburg, we found that these areas were received well by investors.
Nick Clark, Managing Director, at Property Investor Media commenting on the show, said: “A very good weekend for the show with a healthy investor turnout on both days. The main topics of visitor interest on the UK side were ‘traditional’ buy-to-let, student investment and finance. On the international side, American property and SIPP-compliant Hotel resorts were the themes that seemed (anecdotally) to be attracting most attention.”
Clark continues: “The seminar programme recorded the largest number of attenders since 2008, with the Peter Bolton King (of RICS) session on ‘the property bubble’ attracting the largest single attendance. All in all a very positive 2 days for both the industry and the UK’s longest running property investment event. The 7% year-on-year increase in visitor numbers bodes well for 2014”
Having always advocated the show as an excellent opportunity to arrange meetings with clients, we found this show to be no different, with many investors pre-arranging meetings before the show to ensure they had the sufficient time to discuss their investment opportunities with us, in the midst of such a busy exhibition.
Head of Marketing at Knight Knox International, Samantha Jones commented: “The October 2013 Property Investor Show was a tremendous success and arguably one of the busiest we have attended in the last couple of years. From the moment the show opened, our team of Property Consultants were inundated with requests for meetings, with interest focussed on our UK buy-to-let and student accommodation developments.
Face-to-face contact is of the utmost importance and the event gave us the perfect opportunity to arrange meetings with our existing client base, many of whom travelled specifically to the show to meet us.”
Jones added, “We have already booked our stand for both events in 2014 and anticipate that they will be even more successful than this one”.