Property Investment

Identifying investment opportunities, ensuring the best returns.

When it comes to buying and selling property, our property investment team will support you throughout every stage of the acquisition and disposal process.

We work with institutional investors, property companies and private investors, as well as over 45 local authorities across the UK, to acquire property investments, maximise the value and ongoing returns from your assets, or achieve the best possible returns upon their sale.

Our team of regional investment experts based across the UK delivers on a variety of strategic investment property needs, from the sale of shopping centres and raising of finance for hotel acquisitions, to the purchase of industrial estates and marketing of office portfolios.

As investors we are actively engaged in the strategy and operational development of our portfolio companies. We’re grateful to Vail Williams for the invaluable investment advice they provide us with, as we seek out opportunities to develop our portfolio across our core industries.

Alex Bayliss, Managing Director at Cairngorm Capital.
6 regions

On the ground where you need us.

National advice

Wide-reaching regional expertise.

Our people, your partners

Working closely with you, we gain an in-depth understanding of your business and commercial or residential property investment aims, to achieve the best possible investment solution, aligned with your attitude to risk.

“Vail Williams are a great partner to work with as they operate with skill, tenacity, attention to detail and transparency.  I have a great deal of trust in them which is important in this business.”

Colin Hearsum, Asset Manager, Slough Borough Council.

This might be acquiring or selling a property or portfolio, forward funding a development, or the sale and leaseback of your freehold.  Once we have sourced a property investment opportunity, our advice doesn’t stop there.

Property investment acquisition and sale

We support you throughout the transaction process, with detailed financial analysis and cashflow forecasts and advice on rental decisions and growth prospects, to inform your investment decision.

This support continues right through the property lifecycle, to the disposal of your investment, where we will find appropriate buyers to maximise your investment return.

Services include:

  • Real estate portfolio strategy
  • Portfolio performance management
  • Pre-acquisition advice
  • Disposal strategy
  • Cash flow & financial analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Building consultancy advice
  • Commercial lease advice
  • On & off-market opportunities
Development funding

We understand the full dynamics of commercial and residential property as an investment, and have particular expertise in residential development and housing alternatives, including senior living and extra care, as well as the emerging build to rent sector and student accommodation.

Bringing together bespoke teams from across our business, experienced in strategic land, planning, development, project delivery and acquisition and disposal, we will make your project happen – from identifying development land and project viability, through to maximising the realisation of this and the returns that can be gained.

Services include:

  • Forward commitment
  • Forward funding
  • Identifying investors and developers
  • Analysing potential delivery options
Sale and leaseback

If you are looking to release capital from fixed assets, we can help to achieve this with specialist sale and leaseback advice.

The market strongly favours this investment structure, and our investment team has in-depth experience in these transactions, helping clients to benefit from substantial cash injections into their business, as a result.

Services include:

  • Real estate portfolio strategy
  • Real estate portfolio performance management
  • Disposal strategy
  • Cash flow & financial analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Commercial lease advice
  • Identify potential investors
  • Pricing scenarios
  • Advice on lease structure
  • Business objectives
  • Income Strip