Our Property Services

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Investing in Property

Creating the Structure

You want to invest in property. We have the experience to help you. We, with our or your professional advisors where appropriate, can provide advice on establishing a fund, reviewing the constitutional documents, offering documents and any financial promotion literature. We can help to ensure that the money laundering regulations and other regulatory requirements are complied with and that the structure is operationally ready to commence operations.

Raising the Money

As a FSA authorised firm, we are permitted to issue and approve promotional material in relation to investments. This means we can help you promote your property scheme to potential investors. We also have links with a number of private equity investors who might be interested in your project. Sapphire Capital could also be interested in investing. In short, we want to help your project be a success.

Making the Investment

We are authorised and regulated by the FSA to provide investment advice and we have provided investment advice to various property funds, ranging from AIM listed funds, offshore funds, EPUTs and limited partnership structures. We can provide a fund or an investor in a fund with a valuable second opinion on the investments and their overall performance.

Property Advice

We can fulfil the ongoing role of investment or property advisor to property funds. We can also source and manage investment properties on behalf of property funds.

Off Shore & On Shore Property Funds

On Shore Funds & EPUTs

We have advised on the structure of limited partnership and limited company property structures in the UK. These structures are typically used to attract investment from sophisticated and/or institutional investors. The funds can then invest in residential or commercial property.

We have worked with accountancy firms, such as BDO, to advise on the structure of these funds and currently act as the property advisor to structures such as a UK limited partnership structure and a UK limited company.

Off Shore Funds and Unit Trusts

Sapphire Capital Partners LLP has experience in structuring offshore property funds, primarily those funds based in the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands.

We have assisted in structuring off shore unit trusts in both the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands. Off shore unit trusts are primarily used to attract off shore bond monies into property funds. As the investment advisor, we have advised on the property investments and ongoing asset management.

Stock Exchange Listed & Tax Efficient Property Companies

Stock Exchange Listed Funds

Sapphire Capital Partners LLP has acted as the property advisor to both Channel Islands and London Stock Exchange AIM listed funds. We are familiar with the requirements of listed companies and can advise the management board on the development of their property investment portfolio.

Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs")

With the changes in the Finance Act 2012, REITs are now more attractive to both investors and the property sector. We are currently working towards a REIT listing on the AIM market with a prominent real estate company. In conjunction with the London Stock Exchange, we can assess whether your company would benefit from a REIT listing.

Enterprise Investment Schemes ("EIS")

We currently act as the property advisor to an EIS company. As an approved EIS scheme the company provides construction services to the residential and residential sectors. We identify and assess the construction projects on behalf of the company directors.

Exempt Property Unit Trusts ("EPUTs")

An EPUT is an unregulated collective investment scheme, is entirely UK based and benefits from exemption from UK gains tax on the basis that all of it’s unit holders are tax exempt. An EPUT is a permissible investment of most pension schemes. We have acted as the property advisor to EPUTs which have invested in property funds.

Fund Administration Services

Specialist Fund Services

We can provide specialist fund services to investment fund structures. We can also advise your fund to ensure it meets the operational, legal and regulatory requirements of running an offshore or onshore fund including the provision of Directors, provision of Trustees and acting as General or Administrative partner for a limited partnership. We provide these services through our associated company Sapphire Business Advisers Limited.

Director Services

We have extensive experience in acting as independent non-executive directors to property funds, structured and asset finance transactions and trust companies as well as acting as the general partner to limited partnership structures. We provide these services through our associated company Sapphire Business Advisers Limited.

Accounting Services

We can provide a wide range of accounting services, for both UK and companies registered in other jurisdictions, which can be tailored to your requirements including book-keeping and preparation of management accounts, preparation and filing of statutory accounts, VAT reporting and payroll services. We provide these services through our associated company Sapphire Business Advisers Limited.