Updated: Sep 20, 2020
LUDGROVE NEWSLETTER (March 2019)
"Smart investing doesn't consist of buying good assets but of buying assets well."
Dear Clients & Friends
In this month's Newsletter we summarise our best bulk purchase, development and distressed opportunities in the Prime London and Home Counties property market. The opportunity set amounts to £152m of real estate and as outlined in our January and February newsletters, we believe now is an outstanding time for Prime London Buyers.
1. Bulk Purchase
Our current portfolio of Bulk Purchase opportunities has a capital value of approximately £78m and is showing a blended rental yield of c4.7%, representing a +42% yield premium to the average Prime Central London property (3.3% Yield). All the apartments are in a brand new or nearly new condition and are therefore likely to require limited capital expenditure over the next 5-10 years. The total discounts on offer amount to approximately £33m (a 29% discount):
2. Distressed Residential
Our distressed residential opportunities are currently located in Prime Outer London and represent outstanding value. They have a combined value of c£14m, representing a c46% discount to peak 2014 prices of c£26m. The properties are also showing a blended yield of 6.5%, an +86% yield premium to Prime Outer London (3.5% yield):
3. Development Opportunities:
On the Development side our portfolio has an estimated Gross Development Value (GDV) of £60m and is showing a gross profit of c£20m based on current comparable sales. All developments are showing an annualised Return on Capital comfortably in excess of 15%.
Development Opportunity No 151 c£13m profit (please contact Ludgrove)
If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or would like to find out more about how we can help you access the Prime Central London market, feel free to get in touch. As well as executing searches and acquisitions on behalf of Individuals, Ludgrove acts on behalf of large Investors, Family Offices and Institutions.
With every best wish.
Ludgrove Property Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)207 889 2860
Please Note: This newsletter and all Ludgrove appraisals should only be used as a guide. All numbers are estimates and we advise Buyers to seek their own independent advice before committing to a purchase. For commercial reasons we have redacted sensitive information. Any images are of similar properties.
Biography: Fraser Slater is the CEO and Founder of Ludgrove Property. Prior to Ludgrove Fraser spent 20 years in The City. In the course of his career he was a Real Estate Analyst, the Fund Manager of a £6bn Equity portfolio for USS Ltd and the Founder and CEO of WDB Capital, a London based Fund Management business. In 2008 WDB Capital outperformed its peer group by +52% making Fraser's portfolio one of Europe's best performing Funds during the Financial Crisis. In the same year his Fund was nominated New Fund of the Year by EuroHedge. After leaving The City, Fraser developed property in Chelsea. He started Ludgrove with an ambition to be Prime London's leading Property Buying agency with an emphasis on original research and delivering a highly value-added service to clients.
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