GLI have extensive expertise in the acquisition of projects which require property and financial value enhancement strategies to unlock value
  • Negotiations are conducted directly with leading asset owners based on long standing relationships
  • Pre-existing Collaboration agreements are in place with leading development and investment  specialists to undertake complex projects and deliver creative solutions
  • Divestment strategies are carefully considered prior to acquisition to minimise downside risk

   Some Projects Presently Under Consideration

  • A high yielding city centre Department Store Investment with potential for enhancement through redevelopment
  • The acquisition of two Central London prime office investments with potential for adding value through refurbishment
  • Sites for private mid-range residential development in the wider London area
  • Various distressed income producing investments which require Capex investment and TLC
  • Large scale regeneration projects


                                                   79-81 Grosvenor Street, London W1

Acquired Long Leasehold from Bernerd/Chelsfield. 

Prime  20,000 sq ft prime Mayfair office refurbishment.

Increased Values by 65%, and rentals levels by 75% in 2 years through extensive refurbishment and creative planning/legal solutions

                                                         32 Grosvenor Street, London W1 

Acquired the Headleasehold and several medium term leasehold interests in this highly prestigious residential apartment block

Substantially refurbished and actively managed the investment 

Completed a substantial refurbishment programme, and greatly enhanced income and value

                                                       2 Mansfield Street, London W1

Jointly acquired a Head Lease with several vacant units on 35 year leases in this handsome prime residential Mansion Block in West End.

Extension of the Head Lease 

Refurbishment of several vacant units

                                                                   3 Olaf Street, London W11

Acquired Freehold for Development of 30,000 sq ft of Industrial/office space 

Obtained Full Planning Consent and formed a niche development team/ prepared appropriate specification

Increased value through upgrade in planning, substantial refurbishment and marketing 

Sold to the Louise Blouin Foundation

                                                                             Bow Wharf , London E3

Acquired from British waterways and created a "Camden Town style" major mixed retail and leisure destination scheme for Bow

Expert US based waterside leisure concept architect instructed

Obtained full planning consent and s106 agreement

Prepared specification with architects.

Formed development team

Exited by selling shares in the SPV

                                                          3-5 Norwich Street, London EC4  

Participated in the acquisition from Caltrust and ultimately  re-developed some 24,000 sq ft of prime midtown office space

The scheme was designed by the award winning  Terry Farrell Architecture, and completed on time.

                                                                  Skylines, Docklands, London E14

 Acquired several buildings for for future substantial land assembly/development 

Carried out substantial asset management, including  renewing leases, reviewing rents and selling individual units on to owner occupiers

Traded on remaining units to a client of Citibank

                                                      ICI Depot -Gunnels Wood, Stevenage SG1

Acquired  in partnership 

Negotiated all aspects of purchase with ICI, extensively refurbished and developed space

Upgraded Use status throughout

Restructured leases

Exited early by selling interest to partner

                                                           Norton Folgate, London EC1 

Acquired a highly strategic interest in this large development opportunity fronting Broadgate Tower

Considered further land assembly and development

Formed a professional team, but...

Ultimately sold the concept and properties to Rosehaugh Plc

                                                       Shires Lodge, London NW4

Acquired for unconditional spec development of 14 medium to high end residential apartments

Engineered a complex planning solution to conclude terms with the Council

Sold to Laing Homes 

                                                                   The Drapery, Northampton NN1 

Acquired for Office/Retail development

Purchased and redeveloped 32,000 sq ft of town center mixed use investment

Completed development programme and traded on to a cash purchaser

                                          Stirchley Industrial Complex, Birmingham B30

Freehold purchased  

 3.1 acre site for warehouse development

Secured 25 year pre-lease

Traded on to a private investor