Investing in Property Development with Cogress
At Cogress we provide opportunities for High Net Worth and Self-Certified Sophisticated investors to access a range of carefully vetted property projects.
Cogress Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 696171). We conduct meticulous due diligence to provide our investors with a range of investment opportunities to choose from. All supported by an expert team of Investor Relations Managers and Portfolio Managers.
Since launching in 2014, we have committed over £180m to 58 UK developments.
And we've announced an £80m funding deal with global hospitality chain, Selina.
A Unique Investment Model
Our unique platform connects investors with high-quality property investment opportunities. It allows investors the freedom to choose the projects that best fit their investment requirements and build a diverse property investment portfolio across multiple asset classes including hotels, student accommodation, mixed-use and residential.
Broadly speaking, we provide three investment opportunities:
Private Equity: Our investors collectively take an equity stake in a property development project through a Joint Venture Agreement with the developer, receiving a proportion of the profits on exit (typically in a 50/50 split). The investment is secured against the title deeds of the property and a personal guarantee from the developer.
Mezzanine Debt: Our investors collectively provide their funding in the form of a Mezzanine loan to the developer. Investment returns on the project take the form of interest. The investment is typically secured with a second charge against a property, alongside a personal guarantee from the developer.
Hotel Investment: A three year investment in your choice of a portfolio of Selina hotels, paying interest quarterly*. Featuring three tiers of security including a first charge over the hotel lease as well as both country-level and global level corporate guarantees from Selina.
*Ts & Cs apply. Capital at risk.
We take pride in presenting very carefully vetted opportunities to investors and promptly providing answers to any questions they may have about a project. Rachel Stark, Investor Relations Director
How It Works: Property Development Opportunities
The process begins with our Origination Team talking to property developers about potential projects. Firstly, they will undertake a review on the background of the developer including their operations and track record. Initial due diligence is then conducted on development opportunities that are deemed to have potential, and if they are initially found to be viable, they are presented to our first Investment Committee.
If the development opportunity passes the first Investment Committee’s stringent criteria, it is handed over to our Analysis Team. The Analysis Team then carries out further meticulous and extensive due-diligence before presenting to the second Investment Committee. The second Investment Committee thoroughly reviews every detail to determine if the opportunity fits our stringent criteria and can be launched to our registered investors.
Our Investor Relations Managers (IRMs) then take the lead in seeking investment from High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investors, providing information and answering any questions a potential investor may have. Once the project is underway, our Portfolio Managers conduct monthly site visits and compile quarterly reports that are sent to investors.
How It Works: Hotel Investment Opportunities
Cogress have an exclusive partnership to fund the expansion of global hospitality chain Selina into the UK and Portuguese markets. Selina's unique growth model involves sourcing and converting under performing hotels into Selinas. The company has its own rigorous due diligence process, and only once a site has been through Selina's internal due diligence and investment committee will it be presented to Cogress.
The process our side is very similar to that of our development investment opportunities, and we will perform our own analysis on the viability of individual sites. Because we offer these investments as portfolios of multiple hotels, we will also assess the viability at a portfolio level, and each portfolio must then pass through three Investment Committees before it can be launched to our investors.
Once again, our Investor Relations Managers (IRMs) then take the lead and offer the opportunity to our investor community. As always, they'll be on hand to answer any questions investors may have and put them in touch with the Investment Analysts who worked on the deal. Once the project is underway, our Portfolio Managers regularly monitor the hotels’ performance and provide reports to investors.
I love the fact that the Cogress model allows investors the freedom and control to pick and choose those projects that most appeal to them and to make an informed investment decision.
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The Cogress model allows our community to pool capital and access opportunities that would previously only have been available to Family Offices and Institutional Investors.
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Target project duration is an estimate only, and may be longer.