At year-end 2020, 91% of the investment portfolio was located in Vesteda’s primary regions. This is slightly lower than last year, due to inflow of new-build homes into the investment portfolio that are located in a secondary region.
Composition of the investment portfolio by region (%, weight in value)
Vesteda is playing its part in delivering affordable homes in the mid-rental segment. As a socially responsible investor, we recognise that finding an affordable home is a growing problem, especially for low-income and middle-income households. We believe that the only way to solve this shortage, including all the knock-on effects they have, is to build more homes. Enlarging the supply of mid-rental homes will help to create a balanced housing market and attractive and liveable cities. In line with our strategy, our pipeline consists of mid-rental and regulated mid-rental segment homes.
We saw a slight shift in our overall portfolio from the mid-rental segment to the higher segment. The main drivers for this were increased market rents and the annual rent increase, while the threshold amount for the higher segment remained unchanged at €1,200 rent per month.