Henley is a Private Equity Real Estate firm operating across a broad platform, utilising institutional and private investor capital. Henley’s investment strategy is opportunistic and responsive, but also heavily risk-analysed and downside mitigated.
As the market cycle ages our primary interest today is in business deals, niches and sectors that can demonstrate at least one attribute in the form of Arbitrage, Distress or Dislocation. This way we rely less on the economic winds for performance but instead on the specific deal situation and we can therefore juice returns if the economy remains positive whilst reduce downside risk if the economy hits the buffers.
Our first investment principle as a Private Equity Real Estate firm is to always try and ensure we preserve the capital invested. The second principle is to fully explore the multitude of options available to maximise returns. As a result our approach has generated exceptional returns for our investors since we founded in 2006 with an average IRR of over 40% as at summer 2016. This has enabled Henley to multiply its investor base and capital deployed over this period and become known for high performance within the market. Whilst activity has concentrated in the UK, we have recently expanded to other geographies, starting with Holland and Germany. During 2016 Henley launched in the USA and now have offices in Boston, Southern California and Florida.
We are not a fund but instead operate on a deal-by-deal basis providing our investors with concise and relevant information once a deal has been secured. This highlights the deal attributes, a clear business plan and the target for investor returns. Investors then contact us if they require further information and are interested in participation. Henley creates a Fund SPV for the investment and carries out all of the financing and asset management providing a full service approach for investors. Given our broad base of asset management skills within the Private Equity Real Estate business we are sometimes mandated by specific investors to search for a particular asset type, which we then operate on behalf of the investor. Henley will underwrite all of its own deals.
Another unique aspect of Henley is that we have built a platform from which entrepreneurs can grow their businesses into much larger successful enterprises. Henley provides a fertile environment for smart entrepreneurs to prosper from capital, access to networks and synergies with other Henley businesses. If you are a smart real estate entrepreneur looking to grow into a large business please contact us to learn how Henley can make that happen.