Why Invest in Property?

How the Service Works

Property Sourcing

Who can benefit

Why Invest in property?

“Property cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945).

Property is one of the oldest investment classes in the world. As long as people need houses to live in and buildings to use, property will always have a market and demand.
With the traditional ‘safe’ investments of pensions and cash offering less security and poorer returns, savvy investors are looking for different ways to achieve their financial ambitions and security. With property’s pedigree and potential, and with such a strong rental market, it is understandable that investor confidence is so high in the UK property market.

Employed creatively, property investments can offer any combination of high yields, quick returns and good long term capital appreciation potential. When you purchase property, you are purchasing a physical and tangible being. You can visit your property, touch it and walk inside it. You can never have the same sense of ownership if you invest in a high risk stock, and it is this that is so reassuring for many investors.
We are passionate about and confident in the areas we and our clients invest in.

For overseas investors, being able to invest in the historically strong British property market in general is of great interest and appeal. Being able to do this with ease and confidence, and without the extortionate capital requirements, added risks or poorer yields offered by investing in the inflated London or South East property markets, it is of little surprise why we have an increasing number of clients in countries such as India and Singapore.

The changes to Pension rules offer further benefits to UK investors. Annuities offer such poor levels of return that good property investments yield many times the average annuity returns – without considering post-development equity, or capital appreciation over time. It is no wonder, therefore, that the Association of British Insurers has found a year-on-year fall of annuity sales thus far of 42%.
Investing in property is popular for a reason – it offers good returns, a high demand asset with good appreciation potential and – depending on your choice of strategy – the opportunity to increase equity or make an immediate return simply and quickly via development. With the property fully managed by our expert property management service, the benefits you receive through the investment and purchase stages are continued throughout the life of the investment.

Of course, it is easy to invest in poor properties that look good on the surface, but be limited in any number of reasons. To avoid this, if you are looking to invest in property – we hope we can help you make only the best property investments.

How the Service Works

“There are no bonus marks for complicated investments”. -Warren Buffett.

As property is so versatile, and everyone has different ideas and objectives, we always look to understand what you want to achieve and then help you achieve it in every way that we can. From devising an investment strategy based upon a wide range of factors and preferences, to sourcing and assisting with the purchase of the property, we can transform what can be a complex and stressful process into a simple and exciting one.
The strategy that is produced and ultimately implemented is therefore fully bespoke.
The factors taken into consideration are numerous, but a few that always feature are:

  • Whether any money is raised through financing, and the options of achieving it
  • The timescale of the investment
  • The long term objectives
  • The yield you require
  • The potential for capital appreciation you wish to target
  • Whether you wish to develop and dispose, or build to let
  • The level of risk you are comfortable with exposing yourself to

We are well connected, well informed and well placed to ensure you receive the best return on investment.

Property Sourcing

If you were to go to an estate agent for investment advice, you would no doubt end up investing in one of their properties currently for sale. Whilst this may end up being a decent investment, it is unlikely to be the very best investment that you could have made.

Whilst an Estate Agent is looking after the best interests of the vendor, we are only ever looking after the best interests of you, the investor. We take this seriously, and our comprehensive property sourcing is key to this commitment. We do not hold any stock, and work in reverse to any other property investment company we are aware of – finding what the investor wants as our first step, rather than simply disposing of pre-packaged and ‘off the shelf’ investments.

Over our time working in the property industry, we have built up a strong network of contacts, including:

  • Estate agents
  • Auctioneers
  • Developers
  • Private sector companies
  • Other property investors
  • LPA/Fixed Charge receivers

We are meticulous in our due diligence, conducting thorough research to present as many facts and quantified assertions to you about the property as possible. This allows you to make informed decisions based upon the available information, reducing risk without increasing your work load.

As well as being able to source properties from the whole of the market, as well as many properties not actually on the market, our strong position allows us to negotiate firmly on the price – ensuring that the value of the property you are able to purchase is maximised.

We have successfully negotiated great discounts in a wide range of instances. From pre-auction and general tender purchases to off-market deals of multi-million pound properties, we have a fantastic track record in sourcing and securing the best properties, and the best prices, for our clients.

Who can benefit

Any homeowner in the UK or abroad can take advantage of the many benefits of investing in property. With the help and assistance of our Investment Service, we really do mean anyone. At APG, we work with a diverse range of clients – all with different backgrounds and strategies, but all with the same objective of making the best property investments they can.

Examples of people who can, and have, use our service are:

  • High net worth individuals
  • Homeowners looking to build a retirement income
  • Overseas property investors (particularly India, China and Singapore)
  • Local landlords and property investors
  • Novice investors
  • London (or other competitive market) based investors and developers

It is a great honour and testament to the complete level of service we offer that many of our investors will build upon their first investments by further utilising our services. Being able to provide a ‘one stop shop’ of the highest quality is always our ambition. Whatever your background, or whatever your reason, if you are considering investing in property, we hope you will get in touch to see how we can help you.

Below Market Value Property Sourcing

Our property sourcing partners specialise in sourcing and selling bargain property deals and providing the associated tools and services to buy-to-let property investors / landlords.

Investment Property Portfolio Builder

If you are busy, don’t necessarily want to do all the work yourself, have money to invest but you’re concerned about risk, the economy, low interest or poor performing pensions, Our Portfolio Builder service is for you.

Property Investment Joint Ventures

We create builder/investor partnerships for Property Joint Ventures by partnering cash investors with developers to buy, sell, or build cash-flowing property portfolios.