Published on: April 14, 2021
Growing H1 pipeline supports our FY estimates
Residential for rent developer and manager Watkin Jones has signalled “maintained momentum” during H1 in today’s trading statement, which showed new forward sales and further additions to the development pipeline, highlighting the continuing demand from institutional investors for build-to-rent (BTR) and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) assets. Fresh property management sales were resilient, despite disruption in higher education, while the reconfigured residential unit delivered robust sales revenues. We maintain our estimates for FY 2021E and FY2022E.