Investors often do not buy into industries that are outside their sphere of knowledge. However, with the recent volatility in the global markets, backers have started to diversify and find newer markets.
Our investor client was new to the UK commercial real estate market, and required a trusted partner to help them with asset selection. With the aim to invest in a long term property portfolio, our investor client needed to understand the potential risks at the concept, design, construction and operational stages. They also wanted to have a clear understanding of the inherent issues.
Whiston Solutions offered their experience and expertise which gave the investor confidence in the potential asset. We brought together the relevant technical experts to help our client make a better and more informed decision. We co-ordinated the review, whilst keeping the investors vision in mind, thereby bridging the gap between technical expertise and investor know-how.
We also carried out an integrated risk review covering the areas that included: the environment, future build potential, occupier and operational issues.
The investment company was able to make an informed decision that was based on comprehensive technical research carried out by us. The investment stake was injected across several real estate portfolio buildings we researched. With our due diligence, the investor now has a healthy and minimum-risk net yield on a tangible asset. Now as a valued partner we are working on several other opportunities with this investor.