Following the most successful year that HomeHunts has had in 2011, where more than €100 million of properties were sold, 2012 has seen the launch of HHInvest, a service aimed at private and corporate property investors that will serve the ever-increasing demand for investment property.
This new service will focus on helping investment-savvy buyers from around the world to purchase properties in France, Monaco, London and Switzerland that are based on returns rather than just lifestyle requirements.
“It makes perfect sense for us to set up this service specifically for investment properties, the investment element of any property purchase is important to most of our clients. We have always had to offer advice and support on this” said the founder of Home Hunts, Tim Swannie.
“Over the past year or two, we have worked with more and more private and corporate clients who have been looking at France, Monaco, Geneva and London specifically for investment properties, so to have a dedicated department that showcases properties with great investment potential was a logical step.”
As HomeHunts are already working hand in hand with investors, a specialist arm of the company to further support clients’ needs and revenue requirements has been a natural progression. The type of investment properties clients search for varies as it depends on their unique situation and circumstances. But whether a prestigious wine-producing vineyard, a prime-located hotel in London, a renovation project in the Alps or a luxury Riviera villa that has strong rental returns is required, HHInvest is set up to cater for any clients’ needs.
The HHInvest concept has been developed by James Mulcare, the investment manager for Home Hunts who has been working with Home Hunts since 2010. He used the experience from his current role in the luxury property market with his background in real estate asset and fund management in London, for companies such as Jones Lang La Salle, LaSalle Investment Management and London & Capital, to devise the HHInvest scheme.
“We are seeing more and more clients seeking out safer havens for their money and wishing to invest in income-generating prime located property,” said James. “We are also seeing an increase of cash rich investors looking for property investment opportunities created by the current economic situation and restricted finance available to other would-be buyers.”
Many of the best opportunities are off market and therefore cannot be found on the web. Home Hunts team of specialists make it their job to know about all of the latest investment properties and can offer advice, assistance and local expertise to help.
To gain an initial insight into Home Hunt’s property portfolio clients can begin looking for their ideal investment however, by searching on the Home Hunts website in the main eight key categories: skiing, chateaux/estates, hotels/gites, new build/land, renovation/development, rental income, vineyards and commercial. They already have a great portfolio of properties to choose from.
Buyers using HHInvest will save time and money the moment they start using the service. Following extensive research and market intelligence, the HHInvest team sources the most potentially lucrative properties in the luxury property market in order to meet buyers’ exact investment needs.
“With buyers wanting their properties to work harder for them and create strong income and or capital growth opportunities, it is essential to have expert advice on choosing the right investment properties in the right locations and at the best prices,” said James. “Through our wide international network of contacts and locally based consultants we can act confidentially to find the best deals for our investment savvy buyers both on and off the luxury property market.”