This type of investment provides the opportunity of a good level of regular annual income, which should rise as the asset management efficiencies are generated – leading to capital growth following the increase in profitability.
We currently manage hotels across the UK and Ireland, including the Holiday Inn Express in Folkestone (located seven miles from the Channel Tunnel terminal) and the Marine Hotel in Troon – which hosted the 2016 UK Open Golf Championship.
Working closely with our asset managers, we aim to acquire interests in under-valued and under-performing hotels. These are primarily in key strategic locations outside London, where opportunities exist to rebrand and/or reposition them – to enhance trading revenues, generate strong annual cash yields, and significantly improve capital value. Our hotels typically benefit from a franchise agreement with a branded hotel chain, for example Holiday Inn, and are run day-to-day by local staff – overseen by an experienced hotel management company.
Our partners have a proven track record in originating and completing hotel acquisitions in the UK and will provide a comprehensive service to include deal origination, the provision of debt finance and, post-acquisition, asset managing the hotels. We fund the acquisition of hotels with no more than 50% funding from lending banks, but if investors do not want to participate in this trade, then it can be noted on their Application Form.
A hotel partnership acquires the freehold, or long leasehold, interest in each hotel with full title at the Land Registry. These type of assets underpin the security of capital afforded by this trade. Our partners have a proven track record in originating and completing hotel acquisitions in the UK and will provide a comprehensive service – including deal origination and the provision of debt finance. Then post-acquisition they will manage the hotel assets.
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Meet our Investment Managers
Charles formed Hetherley Capital Partners in 2012. He has more than 15 years’ experience in hotel real estate investment, finance, hotel operations and development as well as hotel asset management and business strategy.
As principal, Charles overseas the Hetherley team in all aspects of the business, including deal origination, investment analysis and asset management of the existing portfolio. Charles heads up investor relations for Hetherley and acts as the primary point of contact for all strategic partners of the business. He also takes a leading role in business development, with a particular focus on expanding Hetherley’s investor base through corporate JV partnerships.
Prior to establishing Hetherley, Charles spent 10 years advising private and corporate investors in hotel investment, development and feasibility with TRI Consulting (acquired by CBRE Hotels). In that time he built up a detailed understanding of the UK and Irish hotel markets. He is a regular contributor to Pan-European hotel industry conferences and travels extensively assessing investment opportunities for Hetherley and its capital partners.
Charles received his BSc (Hons) undergraduate degree from Surrey University in 2002. He is married with three children and enjoys most sports that keep him fit and active. He is a regular charitable donor and has undertaken a number of challenges raising money for selected charities including GAIN, Cancer Research UK and MIND.
Julian joined Hetherley Capital Partners in 2016 bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry as hotel owner, operator, shareholder and investor.
Julian heads up Hetherley asset management, working closely with our capital partners and hotel management teams to maximize operational profitability and investor returns. He also works closely with the operations team on Hetherley managed assets, assisting with operational policies and procedures, implementation of business growth strategies and overseeing delivery of capital investment projects.
Prior to joining Hetherley, Julian spent 14 years as Managing Director of Compass Hotels Limited where he was tasked with delivering Board agreed strategy, recruitment of hotel General Managers, strategic planning for the hotels across all facets of the business, capital investment programs, ensuring legislative compliance and ultimately maximizing shareholder value in both the owned and managed assets. He was also directly involved with the acquisition and disposition of assets in the portfolio.
Julian has an MBA from Oxford Brookes University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality. He is married with two children and has a passion for DIY and gardening; it is claimed that there is one more London Marathon left in him but it is struggling to get out! He is treasurer of his thriving local pre-school and has added his support to several local charitable societies within his home village.