Investra Capital Group Ltd (“Investra”) is a licensed investment manager registered in the Cayman Islands. Investra operates through its offices in London, UK and Atlanta, USA as a sponsor, asset and development manager of real estate transactions in the United Kingdom and United States of America.

About Us

Investra is a private equity firm that focuses on investments in the real estate sector, principally managing commercial yield generating real estate. Investra's experience covers asset managing operating real estate assets as well as real estate development projects. The partners at Investra over their careers have cumulatively invested GBP1billion in the U.K and over US$400million in the U.S.A in the real estate sectors.

At Investra, we concentrate on enhancing and delivering long-term returns for our equity partners and focus on uncovering investment opportunities that provide considerable risk adjusted returns.

The deep understanding of the sectors in which we invest has been at the core of Investra’s strategy, giving early access to unique investment opportunities and off-market transactions.

Investra’s presence in the markets it operates in assists in not only accessing preferential deal flow, but also allowing for effective execution of the business plans.

PRINCIPALS

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

Investra is committed to providing insightful advice and innovative strategies to successfully execute real estate transactions. We aim to generate attractive returns and to secure upward growth potential through actively managing assets to drive attractive capital gains where possible.

The real estate objectives concentrate on enhancing and delivering long- term returns for Investra and its equity partners, unfolding investment opportunities that provide considerable risk adjusted returns, and identifying good quality properties and developments, working with leading developers and operators.

Investra commits its own equity to participate in transactions which it promotes. It has the ability through its funding sources to underwrite the transaction before raising additional external capital. This has allowed Investra to be more selective and proactive in deciding on investment opportunities in addition to it’s ability to attract family offices and institutions to co-invest.

Divisions

Investra Capital Ltd, London

Investra Capital Ltd has operated in various asset classes in the United Kingdom in a select manner targeting institutional grade income yielding investments. Investra Capital Ltd has invested in a variety of commercial real estate transactions such as Central London offices, hospitality, regional offices, industrial and distribution centres, supermarkets, petrol filing stations and care homes.

 
 
 
 

TRACK RECORD

 
 
  • Epwin
    Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Details
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    Epwin Portfolio
    Date: June 2014
    Type: Industrial sale and lease back, covering 625,000 sq ft in 6 locations
    Asset Program: This was acquired as a high income strategy, with very long leased assets. Within 6 months of acquisition the tenant listed on the junior market to help expand future growth. In June 2015, a significant part of the portfolio was sold providing investors with an attractive IRR.
  • Morrisons, Harrow
    London
    Date: June 2016 Details
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    Morrisons, Harrow
    London
    Date: June 2016
    Type: Foodstore, 65,605 sq. ft
    Asset Program: Secure stable income strategy, with a 22 year unexpired lease. Investra acquired the asset at a discount compared to similar assets. The lease provides for attractive 2.5% pa compound uplift without any break options.
  • Mencap
    Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Details
  • Fusion
    Portfolio
    Date: August 2015 Details

Investra Development Ltd, London

Investra Development Ltd enters into select development opportunities predominantly within the student accommodation market. Investra acts as a development manager from site acquisition to completion of the project, be it refurbishment or new build. Investra Development thereafter acts as an asset manager monitoring the operators of the student accommodation scheme to ensure the business plan is delivered.

 
 
 
 

TRACK RECORD

 
 
  • Mercury House,
    Bournemouth
    Date: Current Details
  • Kensington House
    Birmingham
    Date: Current Details
  • Cumberland Place
    Southampton
    Date: Current Details
  • Brandauer Village
    Birmingham
    Date: Current Details

Investra has expanded its footprint by setting up Investra Capital Inc based in Atlanta as a select service hospitality investment and asset manager. The U.S. team looks to add value through its overall asset management expertise within the select-service hospitality sector by concentrating on hospitality assets in the East and Midwest United States of America that have strong brand affiliation ad established income streams with some value add possibilities. In addition to sourcing assets, negotiation favorable bank terms, selecting operating partners, Investra Capital Inc monitors each hotel asset on a performance basis weekly to ensure the business plan is being carried out. and negotiating favorable debt financing terms through established banking relationships. Investra Capital Inc has partnered with various well established operating partners in the US to operate the hotels.

 
 
 
 

TRACK RECORD

 
 
  • HIX Tallahassee
    Date: December 2013
      Details
  • Hampton Inn,
    Albany
    Date: April 2015 Details
  • TownePlace Suites – Bentonville,
    Arkansas
    Date: October, 2017 Details
  • Courtyard – Atlanta,
    Georgia
    Date: March, 2018 Details

News

Investra Capital Group Ltd and Hospitality Ventures Management Group.

Apr 11, 2018

Investra Capital Group Ltd and Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Complete Joint Venture Acquisition of 12 Hotel Portfolio.
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Investra Joint Venture Completes Acquistion..

February 20, 2018

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, in a joint venture with Investra, a private equity real estate investor and asset manager, today announced the completed acquisition of a two-hotel portfolio in Bentonville, Ark.
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Travis Perkins makes £37.8m sale-and-leaseback deal.

Tue 28 March 2017

Travis Perkins has concluded the sale-and-leaseback of a £37.8m portfolio of stores to Investra Capital.
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Birmingham student block sold for £13m.

Wed 04 January 2017

A Birmingham student block once the home of to entertainment industry has been sold for £13.3 million. Kensington House, in Suffolk Street Queensway, has been bought by London-based investor Investra from Birmingham Properties Group.

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Investra Capital acquires Manchester superstore for £26.6m.

April 11, 2016

Private equity investor Investra Capital has acquired a Tesco Superstore in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, for £26.6m on behalf of private Middle Eastern buyers.
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Banyan Investment Group and Investra Investments Purchase Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown Albany, NY.

May 20, 2015

Banyan Investment Group and Investra Investments have purchased the Hampton Inn & Suites on Chapel Street in downtown Albany, N.Y. Loxi Hospitality provided advisory services with the transaction.
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Axa to fund £17m west London Accor Hotel.

Sep 11, 2015

Axa Real Estate has agreed to fund Investra Development’s £17m Accor Hotel development in Ealing, west London.
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London

Investra Capital

15-16 Brooks Mews,
London,
W1K 4DS,
United Kingdom,
Tel: +44 207495 5518
investments@investrainvest.com

USA

Investra Capital Inc.

3340 Peachtree Road NE
TowerPlace 100
Suite 1800
Atlanta, Georgia 30326,
United States of America
Tel: +1404 909 0040
investments@investrainvest.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Investra Capital Group Ltd.

27 Hospital Road
George Town
Grand Caymans,
CAYMAN ISLANDS
investments@investrainvest.com

Martin Waller

Martin is CEO of Investra Capital Ltd (London Office) and has 30 years of experience in the UK commercial real estate investment and development sectors. He is responsible for originating opportunities, due diligence, deal structuring, asset management and liaising with institutional lenders. Martin focuses on institutional grade assets along with opportunity type assets with repositioning or development potential.

Martin has a BSC degree in Urban Land Administration. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the RICS in the UK. He is also a Director of Pelham Associates, a well-established property management firm in London.

Mobeen Jassat

Mobeen in CEO of Investra Capital , Inc . He has a 15 year career in real estate developments and portfolio acquisitions in South Africa, UK, USA and India. He has represented his family in pursuing new opportunities across all real estate asset classes, including developing over 2million sq.ft of residential and warehousing real estate in Middle East and India. He is presently focused on development deals in UK in student accommodation and in expanding Investra’s portfolio in the USA select service hospitality sector. Mobeen was instrumental in establishing the TFI Investra UK Property Income Fund in 2013.

He has attended Harvard Business School for executive training.

Zaid Randeree

Zaid is CEO of Investra Capital Group Ltd and has a 25 year career in real estate investments across several asset classes. He was instrumental in leading real estate investments into UK, USA, Pakistan, India and Africa as head of investments for Dominion Group Ltd. He has structured partnerships with Sovereign Wealth Funds and Investment Banks in Middle East and has overseen capital invested in excess of £300m.

Zaid holds a B.Com degree from the University of Natal, South Africa and holds a MBA from Wits Business School, South Africa. He has also attended Harvard Business School for executive training.

Nicholas Franks

Nick has approximately 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate market. He joined Investra Capital Limited in November 2013 and has been successful in identifying and analysing suitable commercial investment and disposal opportunities in the UK market with particular focus on the industrial, office and alternative sectors.

Since joining Investra, Nick has been involved in c.£400 million of transactions. Currently Nick is looking at a range of assets across various sectors.

Prior to joining Investra, Nicholas worked at DTZ where he became a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the RICS in the UK. He studied at Reading and Nottingham where he gained an MSC degree in Real Estate.

KURAN AUJLA

Kuran joined Investra Capital Limited in September 2017 and has approximately 3 years of experience in the commercial real estate market. His primary responsibility is the underwriting and financial modelling of potential new acquisitions. Furthermore, he supports the investment team across the entire lifecycle of the investment process from acquisitions, asset management initiatives and disposals.

Prior to joining Investra, Kuran worked at Cushman and Wakefield where he worked in the distressed loan portfolio investment and debt brokerage teams. He studied at King’s College London where he gained an BSC in Mathematics and at London School of Economics where he gained an MSC degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance.

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is a property professional with 18 years experience in UK commercial property. He was a Director of BNP Paribas Real Estate national investment team for 10 years during which time he structured in excess of £400m worth of commercial property transactions in all main commercial sectors.

Nick joined Investra in May 2014. Prior to this he was a commercial investment director of Northridge Capital for four years, a niche private equity firm specialising in development funding. The majority of the equity investment over the last 3 years has been targeting student accommodation during which time circa 500 beds have been either developed or acquired.

Nick has a Bachelor of Science degree in property investment from Reading University and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Gerald Bishop

Gerald has approximately 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate market.

Gerald joined the team in 2014. His role includes managing new acquisitions, on-going asset management of existing investments and also advising clients on cash flow and feasibility analysis on both investments and development projects where modelling portfolios, JVs or corporate structures is required.

Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Investment and Fund Management team at M&G Real Estate, where he was an investment manager for institutional funds working across retail, industrial and offices portfolios.

Gerald has an MA from Cass Business School, completed the Certificate in Financial Mathematics from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Carmen Almos

Carmen Almos has a 10 year career in corporate finance and asset management.

She brings extensive hotel operations and financial management knowledge to Investra where she serves as the Vice President of Acquisitions for new deals in North America. In addition, she is focused on asset management oversight of the existing portfolio. Since joining Investra, Carmen has played a pivotal role in growing the portfolio for Investra. She has assisted with the addition of three new assets to the portfolio, with additional twelve recently purchased. Moreover, she has worked extensively with existing operators to identify areas for cost containment and opportunities to improve revenue flow-through.

Before joining Invetra she was solely responsible for the asset management of IFA Hotels & Resorts hotel assets located throughout Africa & the Indian Ocean. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a bachelors degree in Economics and International Business. In addition, she holds her Masters in Business Administration (with a specialization in International Finance) from Charleston Southern University.

Cameron Dunn

J. Cameron Dunn joined Investra as a senior financial analyst.

Previously he worked for Deloitte & Touche (a big five accounting firm) as an Audit Senior. He spent extensive time working with Deloitte's Real Estate clients, working primarily with Real Estate Investment Trusts - REITS. Cameron brings to Investra a comprehensive background in accounting and finance.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration. In addition, Cameron has a Masters in Accounting from the Moore School of Business. Cameron provides oversight and support on new acquisitions at Investra. He is also involves in asset management of the existing portfolio.

Thomas Dlugosz

Thomas Dlugosz has an extensive background in Real Estate finance and debt. He joined Investra as financial analyst. Prior to working for Investra, Thomas worked for Trimont Real Estate advisors overseeing a portfolio of $1.4 billion of senior and mezzanine debt. In addition, he represented the lender on construction draw requests from borrowers and played critical role in reviewing lender underwriting.

Thomas has been instrumental in overseeing property level cash management accounts for Investra. He is involved in property asset management and ensuring al properties are maximizing opprtunities for expense management and revenue enhancement. He is a graduate of Emory University and has a bachelors degree in Business Administration (specializing in Real Estate & Finance) from the prestigious Goiuzetta School of Business.