Family Office and Capital Markets Advisory

Real Estate Focused

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Our Business

The Directors bring over 50-years of collective market and deal experience in the UK and internationally. Our partners are typically developers, family office or private investors facing tactical and strategic decisions around real estate projects. 


DC Partners capabilities extend to leading or advising on the analysis, underwriting and funding of complex real estate projects. 


Our advice is highly analytical, detailed and brings decades of transaction experience to bear, with robust and transparent financial analysis that can be delivered rapidly and accurately. 


This allows us and our partners to confidently assess scenarios, identifying risk and increasing the probability of successful outcomes.

Capital Markets & Special Situations

We typically only working on off-market opportunities or on so-called “special situations”, where we can apply our skills and produce solutions for our partners and counter parties. The team have spent a significant part of their professional careers funding developers and projects. These have involved a range of solutions, such as:


Forward-Funding,

Forward-Purchase,

Joint-Venture & 

Development Framework Agreements


Our track record has been established over decades in the UK and Internationally, spanning a range of Real Estate sectors. 


Transactions have included:

Regional Shopping Centres, 

Value-add Office, 

PBSA, 

Residential BtR and 

Social Housing

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Underwriting

Using a combination of skill and experience obtained by the Directors over three decades, and a number of international markets, DC Partners can deliver or support clients' underwriting process. 


Undertaking instructions from inception to close, incorporating deal screening, due diligence and closing; through to scenario building for asset management strategies.


The Directors have held senior positions as principals and have managed teams for global advisory firms; we are therefore comfortable managing and coordinating professional teams through to successful outcomes.

Analytical & Research Led

We take an “every point is critical approach”, which requires us always to act on the best information available on the asset and the market. Through a process of deep analysis, collection of data and research we aim to succinctly present the right project to the right investor or partner. 


This is achieved through mapping the capital market landscape around each project so that our partners are able to act decisively and with clear direction when entering the market.

Every point is critical approach

By combining our understanding of the market and the project, we work with our partners to take complex projects and communicate them clearly and effectively to our chosen counter parties. 


This has the benefit of limiting our partners unnecessary exposure to the market and increasing the likelihood of a successful closing.

Advantage of Our Modelling Approach

Our approach radically reduces the risk of errors and improves our ability to respond quickly and accurately to our partners and counter parties detailed and specific requirements while preparing for and during a transaction. It also has automated checks for errors within the modules and within the additional formulas and assumptions added; and allows for third party detailed auditing of all formulas in native excel. 


No Black-box models


Our content itself also includes Gantt-style time-based sensitivities (a holy grail for financiers), as well as analysing both (forecast) feasibility and (actual) delivery within a single model that rolls forward each month – i.e. includes the ability to model historical assumptions into the forecast. The state of the art timing analysis enables development managers to perform not only price sensitivity analysis but also comprehensive timing and delay sensitivity analysis, forecast and rolled forward to actuals.


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Co-Investment

Our team’s unique skill set combines experience gained over years of leading and advising on major real estate transactions with an extremely high level of technical skill delivered by senior Directors at all times.


DC Partners typically act as principals in the role of General Partner on behalf of a range of Limited Partners, as well as selected advisory roles. We are strongly committed to the alignment of interests with our partners through co-investment when appropriate or structuring of our remuneration.

We aim to engage on projects where our skill set and network make a meaningful impact.

We are highly selective and aim to engage on projects where our skill set and network make a meaningful impact on the successful outcome of a project.

Geographies
UK
Central, Eastern & Southern Europe
North America
South America
South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa (ex. SA)

Our clients fall into the following categories:
• Local Government;
• Real Estate General Partners;
• Limited Equity Partners;
• Institutional Investors;
• Property Developers;
• Family Offices.
 
Client references on request.

Sectors
Offices
Retail
Industrial
BTR (Build to Rent)
PBSA
Co-Living
Garden Estates
Hotel
Mixed Use
Social Housing


Former Companies / Roles
DTZ - Director Continental Europe
Cushman Wakefiled - Partner
Knight Frank - Partner
Private Equity - GP - Partner
Pension Funds / Portfolio Manager