Landmark Investments Group clears £185 million in deals

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Landmark Investments Group announced it has placed £185 million of ground rent deals into lawyers hands, including its largest ground rent deal of the year being in excess of £70 million, to financial year ended 30 September 2016.

Established in 2000, Bolton based Landmark Investments Group main area of activity is the acquisition and management of residential and commercial ground rents.  The activity covers Landmark’s own growing portfolio as well as deals for a number of retained clients.  It is estimated that the deal haul covers in excess of £7bn worth of land and property.

Landmark Investments Group own portfolio has now surpassed £35 million, up from £25 million at the last financial year end and is expected to clear £50 million in the next twelve months.

Mark Hawthorn, managing director, Landmark Investments Group said: “The past twelve months has seen Landmark Investments Group continue to grow and lead the market as advisors, investors and managers.  We have put almost £300m of stock into lawyers in the last couple of years.

“We continue to see big opportunities for commercial property owners around the creation of commercial ground rents on new and existing stock.  This year we have also been awarded investment and management mandates from major institutions and we expect to be looking after over 20,000 units within next few months.

“We recently soft launched Landmark Development Solutions (LDS), a new division to the Group which is an innovative and new alternative sales channel for residential developers, offering the removal of risk and the retention of rewards associated with development.”

LDS will contractually underwrite entire housing schemes pre-construction, removing developer’s fears around future pricing and demand.  The developer is then free to market and sell the units as per usual, any sales will offer a profit share for both parties.  At the end of the construction and marketing process LDS will acquire any unsold units, allowing the developer and its lenders a clean exit.

The year end results for Landmark Investments Group were covered by the business press including Manchester Evening News.