Consulting

Property Overview Consulting and advisory services

Our clients include fund managers, private equity, and hedge funds, focussing on all areas of commercial and residential real estate.

Our advice is honest and clear.

We aim to work with family offices, investment managers, asset managers, property consultants, data(base) providers and advisory businesses on a broad range of issues.

Our work aims to bring experience and diversity of thought to your group, helping to raise its potential by unpacking, (re-)building and developing your business in a clear and robust way, challenging the status quo where necessary and never accepting “market practice” as a rationale for a way of doing things.

 

Property Overview Expertise.

Our exceptional team of outstanding individuals help us to deliver the quality, expertise and insight we strive for. Due to our complimentary skill sets our team can cover a wide range of requests. We provide management consultancy services but also write though-leadership pieces, we can provide research reports that can be white-labelled and advise on data in its many forms. We cover residential and commercial including Institutional PRS, debt and equity.

We offer insight and expertise on strategic property investment or asset management advice, capital markets or property finance & funding advice, risk management and management consultancy. For more details on our capabilities please continue reading and do not forget to check out our team.

Property Overview offers expertise in property. Our team members have worked in the property industry for many decades in many different parts of the sector. We also offer insight across locations such as the UK, Continental Europe and globally, in residential and commercial in equity as well as debt.

Our rich and varied backgrounds ensure that we can provide excellent consultancy on a wide range of topics. A holistic approach can be taken enabling us to add real value. As you know, often the total is more than the sums of its parts.

We are available for short-term contracts as well as more complex projects of a longer-term nature. Pricing will depend on the length of contract and the expertise required. Please talk us through your requirements and expectations on deliverables and deadlines.

Property Overview offers substantial professional indemnity and liability insurance for its made-to-measure consultancy projects. We can tailor the deliverable around you and what is required. We can do this as we understand your needs and as we have an amazing wealth of insight, knowledge and experience to offer.

We strive for timely delivery to a high standard, along with its other core values such as being flexible, practical and insightful.

Our team covers a wide range of consultancy projects, for example on:

  • Commercial property investment, asset management, development & finance
  • Residential property including BTR development, development finance, & PRS investment strategy & asset management advice
  • Property & asset management
  • Business plan development
  • Investment approach and process
  • Investment strategy & capital markets,
  • Investment risk & investment risk management
  • Research and strategy/strategic property advice
  • Market analysis
  • Management consultancy
  • Risk management
  • Property finance & funding advice
  • Non-performing loans / work-outs,
  • Financial modelling, cash-flow advice (inputs, production of systems, use of outputs)
  • Performance measurement & attribution
  • Property taxation modelling
  • Property systems and data
  • Indirect investing such as through REITS and derivatives
  • Valuations & valuation audit

 

Typical engagements

Working with an emerging investment manager to help develop their corporate and investment governance to win business for their first fund/mandate

Working alongside or replacing an asset manager to deliver a new business plan for the portfolio, leasing or disposal strategy, workout scenarios,

Helping an investor to renegotiate asset management terms, loan agreements to optimise the investment strategy and deliver better returns

Helping an investor establish a strategy and process to reach their specific goals in the simplest and most certain way

Providing research into the best route of market entry or refocusing of business activity

Advice on the use of technology and the future of the business

Providing research and strategy support to in-house teams, tackling projects where internal resources are insufficient and where gains are to be made from thoughtful interventions

Please contact us for further information.

 

Previous engagements:

Asset management – loan workout

International investor, advising, re-structuring ca. €240m debt for a €350m Germany-wide 6 office portfolio restructuring.  Sharia structure, 24 SPVs with different legal forms and various jurisdictions. The challenges of this value-add portfolio included ongoing refurbishments, repositioning, disposals, a low WALL and a difficult transaction structure. The assets had not been managed institutionally, which was reflected in increased vacancy, significant capex requirements, The goal was to repay the existing loan through comprehensive asset management and disposal of the portfolio.

Business strategy advice

Market analysis for a new UK market entrant, dissecting the needs of UK customers and categorising the customer base. Unique insight was provided into a new and little understood growth market, and connections with possible clients were facilitated.

This German-based residential investment company – at the time owned by a Private Equity Fund – was given advice on the activities of the business and the part selling of residential assets was halted and a new focus on asset management created. Change management was successful. The business managed to grow strongly and thrive, not only becoming Europe’s largest residential investor but also achieving strong returns.