REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Lloyds Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd | October 11, 2021
The innovative online auction house is proving to be a disruptor in yet another market, with the combination of properties starting at just $1, a gazump-free guarantee and accepting all forms of payment including cryptocurrency, Lloyds is challenging the traditional real estate model.
Throughout COVID lockdowns this veteran auction house has used high quality audio/visual walkthroughs of each property along with millions of items sold, to morph itself over the last 5 years into a digital disruptor of over a dozen different verticals including art, classic cars, diamonds, NFT's and earthmoving machinery.
The Lloyds Auctions platform operates with a combination of live on-site bidding, online bidding, phone bidding and absentee bidding that all simultaneously combine to create the same live auction experience, and for bidders unable to attend physically Lloyds live streams a multi-camera simulcast production worldwide.
The use of cryptocurrency as a payment method is becoming more commonly used for purchases as confidence surrounding cryptocurrency gets stronger. This opens up our platform to a whole new audience who otherwise might not have been interested in purchasing property, This is an online auction first and we are extremely excited to offer this new technology to our ever growing worldwide clientele base expanding our company into a new division in a way that no other auction house has done before.
- Lee Hames, Chief Operating Officer for Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers.
The first online property auctions were launched 3 days ago with millions of dollars of bids already received it looks like bidders are more than comfortable with this new online real estate model.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Staley Point Capital | January 15, 2022
Staley Point Capital ("Staley Point"), a value-add investor focused on infill industrial properties, today announced the off-market acquisition of 18689 Arenth Ave, a 97,000 square-foot industrial asset in the City of Industry, California, for $22 million or $227 per square foot. The transaction represents the firm's first investment in the San Gabriel Valley market.
The institutional quality, 86% leased asset is 24-foot clear with eight dock high positions and a functional concrete truck court. The City of Industry benefits from its central location at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. This asset has direct access to Highway 60 which connects the affluent West LA consumer markets, two nearby intermodal yards and the distribution centers in the Inland Empire.
We are excited to close our first acquisition in the San Gabriel Valley which is one of the most supply constrained markets in the Country, The San Gabriel Valley is critical to the movement of products and materials from Asia, Mexico and the Pacific Coast to the eastern United States. The City of Industry is a sought-after logistics corridor with ideal local infrastructure and the ability for businesses to operate 24-hours a day."
Eric Staley, Managing Director of Staley Point.
The acquisition was completed via a joint venture between Staley Point Capital and Bain Capital Real Estate. The vehicle has been an active acquiror of infill industrial properties on the West Coast since launching in September 2020. Most recently, Staley Point closed on 2425 Saybrook Ave., a 42,000 square-foot industrial property in Commerce, CA for $12.95 million and 12450 Foothill Blvd., a 103,000 square-foot industrial asset in Sylmar, CA for $24 million.
Winston & Strawn served as legal counsel to Staley Point Capital for the transaction. JLL represented both the buyer and seller and JLL Capital Markets will arrange the loan financing.
About Staley Point Capital
Staley Point Capital is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm. The firm was founded in 2019 by Kevin Staley and focuses on the acquisition of value-add and opportunistic real estate investments primarily in the industrial sector. Notable Southern California investments have included The Citadel in the City of Commerce, Magellan Gateway in El Monte and a self-storage portfolio, Magellan Storage.
propertyfundsworld | August 24, 2020
Commercial Ground Rents: investment opportunity in a time of adversity says commercial ground rents, which are financing structures whereby a real estate owner or acquirer sells the freehold land to an investor and simultaneously agrees a long-term (generally over 75 years) lease with them to continue using a real estate asset, is the fastest growing segment of the long income real estate market, and that over the past five years the sector has grown from virtually nothing to around GBP4 billion in size, with around GBP1.5 billion of new deals completed in 2019 alone.