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Dougray Smith acts as a discrete advisor to a number of US Hedge Funds/Private Equity investors seeking to employ capital in the UK. Often originating in distressed debt purchases this has expanded into direct real estate assets where such investors often seek to work with specialist sector or geographically based partners.
We also provide advice on individual assets, independent reviews, strategic advice ,introductions to new situations and ideas on appropriate partnerships. These are typically assets in key regional UK cities.
Similarly we provide advice to borrowers; lending institutions and special servicers on distressed real estate assets with a view to maximising value and providing best in class strategic advice
We also deliver brokerage services on the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets across the UK acting for private property owners,financial institutions,family offices and high net worth individuals.
Dougray Smith has an excellent track record in providing development advice to property developers, landowners and funders of speculative and pre-let developments. With development activity outside London in the past 8 years muted / non-existent, many advisors have lost these skills. Simply, we can provide best practice support aligning the key interests to ensure the viability of developments. This includes advice on acquisitions, funding, disposals, pre-letting and appraisal services. We work across all sectors but have particular expertise in large mixed use schemes and office led developments. Our expertise has already resulted in projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle and further activity in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester
Dougray Smith is also able to provide asset management services to property owners aligning our interests to the asset value protection and enhancement initiatives.This can range from letting and lease renewal negotiations to full management services although in the latter case we work with key partners in the form of asset managers without Scottish representation and/or managing agents. To find out how we can help and what we can do for you please feel free give us a call.
We aim to add value well beyond traditional real estate advisory firms. Our range and depth of client contacts allows us to make selective client introductions across different sectors- e.g. loan servicing, structured finance, and international non-bank lenders. We recognise and live by a system of mutual benefit. We want to help our clients succeed.We are committed in this area to provide best in class advice and seek to work with the best available partners to serve the best interests of our clients rather than the short term interests of Dougray Smith.