PRIVATE EQUITY REAL ESTATE
Originating and managing exceptional real estate investments for institutional and private capital investors.
Providing equity capital to a wide range of real estate and alternative investments.
INVESTMENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Helping real estate entrepreneurs start and grow substantially bigger enterprises through the provision of capital and expertise.
Backing the brightest ideas and people to build substantial new enterprises.
Henley is an Investment Firm with a focus on Private Equity Real Estate and Venture Investing, deploying both institutional and private investor capital. Within Real Estate, Henley’s diversified investment strategy covers its traditional opportunistic strategy, a focus on core plus income generating assets, and a long-term secure income core fund for major institutional investors. Within Ventures we are primarily focussed on Prop Tech or RE related opportunities.
As the market cycle ages our primary interest today is in opportunities, niches and sectors that can demonstrate at least one attribute in the form of Arbitrage, Distress or Dislocation. This way we rely less on the economic winds for performance but instead on the specific deal situation and we can therefore juice returns if the economy remains positive whilst reduce downside risk if the economy hits the buffers. Our new closed end Secure Income fund is for large pension fund investors looking for long term dividends that grow at least in line with inflation. Over the last year we have also acquired several lower risk core plus deals with target 10-14% IRR but a cash paying coupon of 6-9% per annum. In the last couple of years we have also extended our venture investing in the US and Europe in firms that are generally affiliated with the real estate market. As at summer 2019 we have made 6 investments.
Our first investment principle as a firm is to always try and ensure we preserve the capital invested. The second principle is to fully explore the multitude of options available to maximise returns. As a result our approach has generated exceptional returns for our investors since we founded in 2006 with an average IRR of over 25% (since 2011) as at summer 2019. The group now has operations in the UK, America, Germany and Holland.
The majority of our investments are executed on a deal-by-deal basis providing our investors with concise and relevant information once an opportunity has been secured. This highlights the deal attributes, a clear business plan and the target for investor returns. Investors then contact us if they require further information and are interested in participation. Henley creates a Fund SPV for the investment and carries out all of the financing and asset management providing a full service approach for investors. Henley will invest its own capital along with third party limited partners into each of its deals and is able to close deals on balance sheet and sell down equity post close when required. This enables us to transact swiftly and with certainty. Our deal by deal co-invest approach means investors can have far greater discretion on when and what they deploy capital into.
Another unique aspect of Henley is that we have built a platform from which entrepreneurs can grow their businesses into much larger successful enterprises. Henley provides a fertile environment for smart entrepreneurs to prosper from capital, access to networks and synergies with other Henley businesses. If you are a smart real estate entrepreneur looking to grow into a large business please contact us to learn how Henley can make that happen.