CoDeveloper Investment: Property at Wholesale Prices

Feb 26, 2016 | Global Property

Ever wondered how professional real estate investors get to buy property at wholesale prices?

The UGC Co-Developer investment strategy allows private individuals to invest in new real estate at wholesale prices just like the super rich. The aim is to allow our clients to buy high quality real estate in high quality areas with strong growth prospects for a total investment that is significantly less than the market value of the property. This is achieved by being one of a small group of Co-Developers in a boutique development.

How it works  

  • UGC (United Global Capital) will establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) as the development structure.
  • You (one of the investors) will become shareholder of the SPV through the contribution of capital to the SPV, which we estimate will be between $80,000 to $120,000 per project.
  • The SPV acquires a development site, and develops the site by pooling funds with other investors into a boutique development (Approximately 8 – 20 units or townhouses) and secures construction finance.
  • UGC and its directors provide bank guarantees to secure the debt construction finance, leaving the investors free from any ongoing debt obligations.
  • Investors become the developers with the intention of owning one of the properties within the development upon completion and thereby keeping the developers margin for themselves.
  • UGC becomes the project manager to act on behalf of clients to source the appropriate property, complete the site due diligence, manage the project and appoint consultants i.e. builders, town planners, architects etc.
  • Approximately 70% of the properties within the development will be “pre-sold” to the investors or “Co-Developers”, with approximately 30% sold to the open market to enhance returns on completion.
  • The property is built – the development profits from the sale of “retail” properties AND the retained development margin on the Co-Developer purchased properties is shared with all Co-Developers to subsidise their purchase.

The strategy aims to generate returns of between $44,000 to $70,000 on an upfront $100,000 investment that is then used to settle on the end property purchase over a maximum investment term of two years. As such indicative compound returns on invested capital aim to fall between 20.0% to 30.0% per annum over a 2 year development period.

<a href="" target="_self">Brett Dickinson</a>

Brett Dickinson

Brett is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and manages United Global Capital's property projects and client acquisitions.

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