With offices in Dubai and London, Investra is a private equity real estate investor and asset manager, with over £1 billion in cumulative transactions, investing in the UK and USA.

Investra has a successful track record built over its real estate network across two continents, managing its business corporate activities from its
operations centres in UK and Dubai based on the nature and location of its clients.

About Us

Investra is a private equity firm that focuses on investments in the real estate sector, principally managing commercial yield generating real estate and development projects.

At Investra, we concentrate on enhancing and delivering long-term returns for our equity partners, and focus on unfolding investment opportunities that provide considerable risk adjusted returns. We select leading operators and teams to identify attractive transactions properties and developments.

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

We have made excellent investments through market dislocation and transacted on several large sale & leaseback deals backed by underlying real estate capital values and financial assessment of tenants.

Our Team

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

Our Commitment

Investra is committed to provide invaluable advice and innovative strategies to successfully execute real estate transactions generating considerable returns and aims to secure upward potential through actively managing assets to drive capital gains where possible.

Our Objectives

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.

Our Expertise

Investra has operated in various asset classes in UK in a select manner targeting institutional grade investments that qualify for its own equity as well as co-investors. This has led Investra, through the principals’ experience, to deal with a variety of commercial real estate transactions such as Central London offices, high street retail, hospitality, regional offices, industrial and distribution centres. In addition, Investra enters into select development opportunities within the Central London market. The principals have collectively invested or advised on transactions totalling in excess of £1 billion in the UK.

Investra has expanded its footprint by investing, partnering, and asset managing prime hospitality real estate investments in the USA.

OUR SERVICES

Underwriting

Investra uses its balance sheet to participate
in transactions it promotes. At times 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.

Asset Management

Investra provides real estate asset management services across a range of industries from residential, retail, offices, hospitality and warehouses within the commercial real estate sector as well as management of development projects in the hospitality and student accommodation sectors. We assist our clients during the entire life-cycle of their investments to cover a wide range of advisory services including origination, acquisition strategy and post acquisition execution and ultimately exit.

Structuring Transactions

We model a number of investment scenarios and conduct sensitivity analyses particular to tax efficient structures to achieve maximum after-tax risk-adjusted returns. Our team also specializes in advising on corporate structure, liaising with offshore entities and offshore jurisdictions, and working with reputable law firms to structure transactions from the outset.

Track Record

With the principals having completed more than £2.5 billion of transactions, Investra have established an impressive track record.

UK

  1. Industrial
  2. Office
  3. Development
  4. Student
  5. Alternative
  • Newburgh Precision,
    Rotherham
    Date: August 2015 Value: £5.18 m Details
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    Newburgh Precision,
    Rotherham
    Date: August 2015 Value: £5.18 m
    Type: Industrial, 90,260 sq f
    Asset Program: Investra acquired a modern warehouse direct from the tenant as part of a Sale and Leaseback. A 15 year lease was agreed with a guarantee from the parent company. The asset was bought at a discount to market levels.
  • Epwin
    Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Value: £13.50m Details
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    Epwin Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Value: £13.50 m
    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 prodiving investors with a 30% + IRR.
  • Teleperformance, Ashby,
    Leicestershire.
    Date: November 2013 Value: £3.7m Details
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    Teleperformance, Ashby,
    Leicestershire.
    Date: November 2013 Value: £3.7 m
    Type: Industrial 71,130 sq ft
    Asset Program: High income strategy with active engagement with the tenant to create long term secure income. The sale of this property recently concluded and provided investors with an IRR of c. 17%.
  • Michelin, Riverside
    Office Park
    Date: January 2015 Value: £12.5m Details
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    Michelin, Riverside
    Office Park
    Date: January 2015 Value: £12.5m
    Type: Office
    Asset Program: Acquired a lease let to Michelin with an unexpired term of 10.25 years. The asset was high yielding and the site offers long term alternative use potential.
  • Devonshire House, Mayfair,
    London
    Date: December 2013 Value: £400m Details
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    Devonshire House, Mayfair,
    London
    Date: December 2013
    Value: £400m
    Type: Office and Retail, 180,000 sq ft.
    Asset Program: At purchase the asset had low in place rents and was in need of major Cap Ex. Through judicious Cap Ex spend including significant structural alterations we created a true Trophy building with market leading rents of £120 psf achieved.
  • Sanctuary Buildings,
    Westminster.
    Date: July 2006 Value: £170m Details
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    Sanctuary Buildings,
    Westminster.
    Date: July 2006 Value: £170m
    Type: Office, 227,000 sq ft
    Asset Program: Fully let to UK Government at under market rent. Regear negotiations undertaken to bring forwards the rental uplift for a Capital Works contribution. This allowes host within 12 months at an IRE of 20%.
  • North West
    London.
    Date: June 2013 Value: £40m Details
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    North West
    London.
    Date: June 2013 Value: £40 m
    Type: Residential Apartments development above Commercial
    Asset Program: Construction program to create 149 Apartments and commerical shell, contract value of £13.25m. The site is to be operated as a PRS scheme.
  • Apex,
    Ealing
    Date: Current Value: £17m Details
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    Apex,
    Ealing
    Date:Current Value: £17m
    Type: Hotel
    Asset Program: Construction of 110 bed budget hotel currently ongoing, contract value of £9.5m. Acccor agreed to a 20 year lease with RPI linked reviews. The property was recently funded with AXA Real Estate.
  • Kensington House,
    Birmingham
    Date: December 2016 Value: £14.42m Details
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    Mercury House,
    Bournemouth
    Date: December 2016 Value: £14.42 m
    Type: Student Accommodation
    Prime location with good connectivity to University campuses. The asset provides in place attractive rental levels. A number of value add initiatives including adding more rooms will provide income enhancement opportunities.
  • Mercury House,
    Bournemouth
    Date: Current Value: £15m Details
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    Mercury House,
    Bournemouth
    Date: Current Value: £15 m
    Type: Student Accommodation
    Asset Program: Recently completed construction of a 150 studio student block in time for the September 2015 academic year. It was fully let during the construction process. The asset will be retained for income distribution.
  • Kingston, South West
    London
    Date: Current Value: £35m \ Details
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    Kingston, South West
    London
    Date: Current Value: £35m
    Type: Student Accommodation
    Asset Program: Construction of 225+ bed student block for September 2017 academic year.
  • Morrisons, Harrow
    London
    Date: June 2016 Value: £31m Details
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    Morrisons, Harrow
    London
    Date: June 2016 Value: £31m
    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.
  • Portfolio of 5 Co-Op Convenience Stores
    & Petrol Station sites
    Date: August 2015 Value: £13.3 m Details
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    Portfolio of 5 Co-Op Convenience Stores
    & Petrol Station sites
    Date: August 2015 Value: £13.3m
    Type: Convenience Stores and Petrol Filling Sites
    Asset Program: Stable income strategy with all the leases linked to annual indexation. The portfolio offers some asset management potential.
  • Mencap
    Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Value: £17.1m Details
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    Mencap
    Portfolio
    Date: June 2014 Value: £17.1m
    Type: Residential Care homes
    Asset Program: A portfolio of 7 care homes situated in the South East and Midlands of UK. Stable high-income strategy with existing long leases to a strong covenant. In February 2017, the portfolio was sold providing investors with a 16.31% IRR

US

  1. Hospitality

Hampton Inn & Suites, Rockford, Illinois

Date: December 2016
Value: $17.5 m
Type: Hotel
Asset Program :Implement upgrade program and provide management and operational expertise to improve NOI.

Hampton Inn and Suites, Albany

Date: April 2015
Value: $27.94 m
Type: Hotel
Asset Program :Implement upgrade program and provide management and operational expertise to improve NOI. Pay a dividend in excess of 10% per annum and sell the asset at the end of investment period (within 3-5 years) at a cap rate of 8.00%.

Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, Hilton Head

Date: June 2014
Value: $9.12 m
Type: Hotel
Asset Program : Stay invested in the property and provide management and operational expertise to improve NOI. Pay a coupon in excess of 10% per annum and sell the asset at the end of investment period (within 4-5 years) at a cap rate of 9.00%.

Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee

Date: December 2013
Value: $10.70 m
Type: Hotel
Asset Program : Acquired an independent hotel and over a 12 month period converted it into a Holiday Inn Express. Presently driving NOI and paying a stabilized 10% coupon.

News

Travis Perkins seals £37.8m portfolio sale-and-leaseback

27 March, 2017

Travis Perkins has completed the sale and leaseback of a £37.8m portfolio of Wickes DIY units and a Travis Perkins trade unit with clients of Investra Capital.
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Student housing scheme in Birmingham sold for £13.3m

13 December, 2016

Birmingham Properties Group has sold a student housing scheme to Investra for £13.3m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.6%.
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Axa to fund £17m west London Accor Hotel

11 September, 2015

Axa Real Estate has agreed to fund Investra Development’s £17m Accor Hotel development in Ealing, west London. The hotel, due to be completed in June 2016...
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Banyan Investment Group & Investra Investment Purchase Comfort Suites in Metropolitan Cincinnati

11 August, 2015

Banyan Investment Group and Investra Investments have purchased the Comfort Suites in Newport, Kentucky,...
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Banyan, Investra Acquire Hampton Inn in Albany, NY

20 May, 2015

ALBANY, NY—Banyan Investment Group and Investra Investments have purchased the Hampton Inn & Suites here on Chapel St. The property will undergo...
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Apache and Investra swoop in Kingston

10 April, 2015

A joint venture between Apache Capital Partners and Investra Development has acquired an upmarket student accommodation development in Kingston upon Thames. The 210-bed student accommodation scheme...
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Investra takes a stake in Stoke with Riverside move

30 January, 2015

Private equity investor Investra Capital has acquired the Riverside Business Park in Stoke from the Zakay’s Topland Group, for £12.5m at a yield of 9.1%.....
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Investra buys Lancashire Tesco superstore

08 April, 2016

Private equity group Investra Capital has bought a Tesco Superstore in Farnworth in Lancashire, for €26,6m on behalf of Private Middle Eastern Clients,
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Aerium offloads petrol station c­store portfolio

10 December, 2015

Aerium has sold a portfolio of 14 petrol station convenience stores to a Middle Eastern client of Investra Capital for £30.9m.
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Dubai

Investra Investments LLC

Office 432, Al Saaha Offices
Building B, Old Town Island
Burj Khalifa District
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714 - 4380211
investments@investrainvest.com

London

Investra Capital

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

Martin Waller

Martin is CEO of Investra Capital Ltd (London Office) and has 25 years of experience in the UK commercial and retail real estate market and 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 has a 15 year career in real estate developments and portfolio acquisitions in South Africa, UK, India and U.A.E. He has represented his family in pursuing new opportunities across all real estate asset classes, including developing over 2million sqft of residential and warehousing real estate in Dubai and India. He is presently focussed on development deals in UK in the student accommodation and hospitality sectors. He is also leading Investra initiatives into the US select service hospitality sector. Mobeen was instrumental is 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 Investments Ltd (Dubai Office) and has a 20 year career in retail, office and warehousing real estate investments. 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. Comm. from the University of Natal and holds a MBA from Wits Business School, South Africa. He has also attended Harvard Business School for executive training.