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Preliminary indications of interest are being sought at this stage and no indication of interest will involve an obligation or a commitment to participate in any offer. No money is being sought. Any offer will be restricted to “Wholesale Investors” under clauses 3(2) and 3(3) of Schedule 1 to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (or to any other person to whom an exclusion applies under Schedule 1 of that Act).
Clarke Group offers wholesale investors the opportunity to partner with a reputable and experienced property development firm, in order to achieve excellent returns. We regularly develop with Joint Venture (JV) partners and land owners, as well as independently, using our own equity. Our core values lie in investing in local communities by creating comprehensive developments that improve the lives of those that live there. We strive to help supply quality, affordable housing that benefits all stakeholders, including public bodies, private investors, and tenants alike.
As a privately owned company, Clarke Group has partnered with many private investors and land owners to achieve win-win outcomes. As of 2021, we have successfully completed more than 11 Joint Venture developments.
Our JVs ensure that the investor’s money is predominantly invested in land sourced in a strategic location close to key infrastructure, with funds holding a securitised position behind bank funding.
Our equity JV model is typically based on a 50/50 partnership with the JV partner(s). The JV partner contributes the equity portion required, and Clarke Group brings the opportunity, the capability, and expertise to deliver the project, using our experience and connections to ensure the highest and best use of the land is achieved. Clarke Group structures the debt, provides any personal guarantees (if necessary), and is responsible for all delivery aspects. The equity uplift, profit and/or rental income is subsequently shared on an equitable basis.
Our land JV model is similar to the above equity model, through a typically 50/50 partnership with the land owner – the only difference being that the land is contributed as the equity portion for funding purposes. We would first agree to a fair market valuation for your land, based on current market levels.
We are open to partnering with those who prefer to develop investment stock, public housing, studios, as well projects for sales to the general public. We can ultimately tailor a project to fit your needs.
Other development companies offer sophisticated investors the opportunity to invest in a fund that is used as the equity portion needed to finance property development activities. These funds usually offer a fixed return of around 10%, paid quarterly to the investor. Clarke Group JVs are different in that invested funds are tied to a specific asset, in the event of any default. They are also securitised by the property title that the JV partner/investor holds a direct ownership in.
Any dividends or returns are paid out once the project has completed and been crystallised. The level of return will depend on the particular proposal we provide you with. However, it’s worth noting that none of our last 11 projects have achieved less than a 30% return per annum, with some far in excess of this.
Typically we require $2-5m of equity per project. We prefer to develop projects with a land size in excess of 2000m2, and to partner with wholesale investors who can fund entire projects on their own, or with their associates. However we do consider working with $750k investors wishing to syndicate their money with others, when the opportunity arises.
For more information regarding our Joint Ventures and how they are structured, please request our Joint Venture Overview document.
If you are a wholesale investor with more than $750k, or a land owner, and would like to consider partnering with Clarke Group in a joint venture, please complete the form to get in touch with us, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information about how we structure our Joint Ventures.