UK Residential Investment case studies

We can help you dispose of a diverse range of properties wherever the location. Below are only a few examples of how we have helped our clients. For further details please contact the team.

Current opportunities - Pembridge Villas

21 & 23 Pembridge Vlillas, London, W11
Substantial freehold building comprising two adjoining and interlocking stucco fronted properties with a site area of .032 acres (0.13 hectares)
Let on a full repairing lease to the Russian Federation for a term certain of 14.5 years at a current rent of £561,077 per annum
Sold in excess of the guide of £14,000,000

Current opportunities - Glendower Place

6 Glendower Place, London SW7
Freehold property comprising:

Restaurant unit (extending to 147.9 sq m / 1,592 sq ft NIA ) for a term of 20 years from 1st October 2011 at a passing rent of £42,500 per annum.
19 self contained studios assumed to be HMO (extending to 326.3 sq m / 3,512 sq ft GIA ) let on AST s producing a gross income of £220,448 per annum. Estimated gross rental income (ERV ) of studios (fully let): £232,500 per annum.
Overall gross rental income of £262,948 per annum (ERV if fully let: £275,000 per annum) across a total Gross Internal Area (including common parts) 596.6 sq m (6,422 sq ft).
Located in South Kensington within travel Zone 1 approximately 250 metres west from South Kensington London Underground Station (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines).

The Connect Portfolio

The Connect Portfolio

Four modern freehold residential assets
Each asset is connected to a major economic centre of Luton or Milton Keynes as well as being commutable to Central London
The propertites have been refurbishsed to a high standard offering an efficient operating platform
Sold for in excess of the guide price of £15,500,000 and exchanged in three days

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The South Coast Portfolio, East Sussex

A portfolio of four unbroken residential block, located in Hastings and St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex The 74 apartments were 99% let on AST’s with a total rent passing of £470,220 per annum The portfolio was sold to a private investor as a single portfolio for circa £5.7m in September 2015  

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The Oystercatcher Portfolio, UK Wide 

A portfolio comprising 134 residential apartments across 7 assets, located across Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sutton Coldfield and Grimsby 
The portfolio was 97% occupied with a rent passing of circa £810,000 per annum
It was sold on behalf of a UK institution to a subsidiary of Grainger PLC in December 2015 for circa £11.4m

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Nirvana, Westcliff-on-Sea 

A purpose built freehold block comprising 45 apartments situated on the north side of the Thames Estuary
The apartments were finished to a high standard and benefitted from outside space and views across the estuary
The development was sold in the region of £22m in September 2015

Glasgow Portfolio

The Glasgow Portfolio, Scotland 

The portfolio comprised the heritable interest of 117 residential apartments across 8 developments in Glasgow
The portfolio has a rent passing per annum of £635,100
The apartments were sold as a single lot for circa £9.25m in 2015 to a housing association   

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Velocity Tower, Sheffield

A landmark freehold tower, comprising 160 residential apartments and 5 ground floor offices, located close to the centre of Sheffield 
The development had a rent passing of £1,009,800 and an estimated rental value of £1,220,000 per annum at the point of sale
Contracts were agreed within 8 working days from agreement of Heads of Terms

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Project Parcel Porfolio, UK wide

A substantial portfolio comprising a total of 511 freehold and leasehold residential units and 4 commercial units located across the UK 
The portfolio had gross rental income of c.£3.2m per annum and an occupancy of 94.95% at the point of sale
Savills acted on behalf of the purchaser of the portfolio in October 2015

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Model Village, Derbyshire 

A tenanted investment portfolio comprising 182 terraced houses concentrated in a single village in Derbyshire
The houses were subject to a mix of AST, Assured and Regulated tenancies, with a rent passing of £734,864 per annum
The portfolio was sold in April 2015 for c.£9.4m on behalf of Baker Tilly acting as appointed Fixed Charge Recievers

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The Maison Portfolio, UK wide

The portfolio comprised 1,642 residential units as 139 residential assets located across England, Scotland and Wales
The estimated rental value was £12.3m pa and the VPV was £216m
After a full and tightly managed marketing process, aggregated bids of over £2bn were received before terms were agreed with a preferred bidder
The distribution of capital was on a global scale with interest being from the US, UK, Middle East and SEA

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Downs Court, Eastbourne

Mixed use development comprising 22 apartments and retail unit let to Tesco Stores located in Eastbourne
The development had a total rent passing per annum of £266,580
Sold on behalf of IM Properties PLC in September 2015 for circa £5.4m

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The Bridge Portfolio, Kent

Excellent rental and capital growth prospects
Located in towns with strong economic and socio-demographic links to London
Ongoing asset management opportunities
50% rental uplift for fully refurbished units with a 55% average return on cost
Scope for significant performance enhancement
Superb seed portfolio for PRS platform

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Gloucester Place, London

Impressive terrace of five adjoining period townhouses configured to provide 57 units
Current rent passing £1,258,402 per annum, occupied by 56 ASTs and 1 regulated tenant
House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Recently refurbished to a high specification
This is a house in Multiple Occupation (HMO), and had been recently refurbished to a high specification located between Regents Park, Marylebone and the West End, within the City Of Westminster

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Project Herald, South East England

The portfolio comprised 548 ‘Shared Ownership’ apartments and an additional 108 ‘Affordable’ apartments in 14 buildings
Savills were instructed by the Joint Administrators to market the portfolio and invite offers for both the portfolio and individual buildings
The portfolio had a gross annual income of c. £4,600,000 reviewed annually to RPI & additional reversionary income from tenant’s staircasing receipts

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Raglan Court, London

The portfolio formed 3 residential blocks on an extensive 3.7 acre site in Wembley, comprising 118 flats and 76 garages
The vendor had obtained planning permission to develop 63 new flats as a roof extension & there was development potential to the rear of the existing buildings (STP)
The gross annual income was £718,150 with ongoing income through enfranchisement receipts
The portfolio attracted exceptional interest from a variety of buyer types with the successful purchaser completing the acquisition for a figure in excess of £17,000,000.

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Clanricarde Gardens, London

Two freehold, period terraced buildings configured to provide 26 units
Overall gross income of £260,000 per annum
Located equi-distance between Barons Court and West Kensington Underground Stations
Purchased off market for circa £3 million


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Residential Capital Markets

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