Property Fund - Private Equity Real Estate Investor

There is no denying that property funds –listed and unlisted—and private equity real estate funds are going through one of the most difficult times in their lifetime. Adverse fundamentals, hostile fund raising environment, leverage drought, capital chasing ‘secondaries’...The only solution: renew your focus on operations. Extract value. Rationalise. Put all your assets to work. If again you are ‘blessed’ with cash, the next few years are likely to prove some of the best vintages in living history.

Whatever your situation, we can help you improve your performance and achieve your targets

You are a cash-rich entity that decides to take advantage of the various opportunities available in property markets today. Remember - acquiring an asset, portfolio or operational entity at a ’distressed’ price is one of the most effective ways of generating value. This however is not a straight forward process. You need to know the exact origin of this distress. There will be obvious reasons as well as others, not so obvious ones that lie in the depth of the asset or the operation. And although the buyers are dictating their own tempo, there will be times when a really good opportunity will come with its own compressed timeframe.

We can assist you in making the right decisions with confidence by:
  • Devising a detailed business plan to identify the risk and return profile of the potential transaction, with particular emphasis on potential value-add initiatives
  • Orchestrating legal, technical, property and market due diligence, with the appropriate focus on the relevant risk factors
  • Providing crucial input in the negotiation of the relevant documentation to mitigate risks

Our extensive network and experience as principals have been crucial in arranging platform equity for a number of property investors, developers and property companies.

Where the best strategy the disposition of all or part of your portfolio, 8GCP is uniquely placed to extract the maximum value. This we achieve by knowing the audience that will value the target the most as well as the way to structure the sale to maximise value.

The team has extensive capital markets and marketing experience. Coupled with first - class contacts in the investment community, this enables 8GCP to conduct the process effectively. Our approach revolves around:
  • Developing a ‘story’ for each asset, backed by rigorous underwriting
  • Implementing short-term performance ‘fixes’
  • Market portfolios as individual assets, in sub-portfolios or in their entirety, as to maximise investment value
  • Keeping surprises at bay by performing comprehensive vendor's due diligence (in collaboration with other tax, accounting, building and other consultants)
Having been investors ourselves, we spot the synergy potential and the investment rational for every potential investor we identify.

Each transaction is managed personally and we maintain an active role, from pre-marketing all the way through negotiations, documentation and closing.

Whether you are a new start-up or an established fund, we’ll help you ensure that your operations are efficient and conform to best industry practice. We’ll help you streamline your operations and procedures in the following aspects:
  • Corporate Governance from launch all the way to divestment
  • Commercial Design of the Fund
  • Risk management: help you hedge unnecessary specific risk by improving your due diligence process and subsequent hold-sell analysis
  • Investment cycle: help you rationalize your processes related to sourcing, screening, appraisal and the hold period
We can implement a bespoke programme which, depending on your needs can range from a 1-day workshop focusing on specific aspects of your operation to comprehensive (re)design and implementation of procedures
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