East Hampshire District Council

Client

East Hampshire District Council.

Brief

Assist the client in building a commercial property investment portfolio of up to £200 million over a three-year period.

Result

A recent acquisition of a retail investment property in Chichester with a lot size of c.£2.5 million and let to two tenants. We:

  • Delivered effective strategic and tactical advice, which minimised the client’s time commitment
    • By gaining a deep understanding of our client’s investment strategy, only highly relevant opportunities were identified, evaluated and recommended
  • Enabled the client to make informed decisions about all markets across the country
    • Our detailed regional and local occupational and investment market knowledge provided the foundations for this
  • Led negotiations, achieving the optimum purchase price
    • Our extensive due diligence process enabled us to negotiate terms one to one with the vendors agent, avoiding a “best bids” competition
  • Provided integrated advice which reduced the client’s liability
    • In addition to conducting a pre-acquisition survey, our Building Consultancy team highlighted repairs which were the tenants’ responsibility, protecting the landlord’s reversion
  • Worked together seamlessly with the client and their legal advisors
    • As the purchase was made in a potentially competitive environment, a highly coordinated approach was crucial to the success of the transaction.
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