Charles Irvine Group appoints partner

Charles Irvine, a boutique real estate capital markets business founded in 2014, has established a new holding partnership, Charles Irvine Group, to enable it to embark on the next stage of its growth. At the same time, Marcus Perry has joined as a partner alongside founder David Cunnington and Douglas Babington Smith.  

The existing businesses, Charles Irvine Limited and Charles Irvine Real Estate Limited will be 100 per cent owned by the new LLP and will be operating subsidiaries.

Over the last 12 months the business has acted for clients in multiple sectors and has assisted with securing capital of over GBP104 million across 10 projects through equity, JV funding, debt and sale and leaseback transactions. The business is currently assisting on projects seeking capital of over GBP142 million; some of which are expected to close during Q1 of 2021.

Cunnington says: “We are delighted that Marcus has joined us  and we have now formalised our new partnership structure to be ready for the next stage of growth at Charles Irvine.  Marcus brings excellent industry experience and contacts from both the principal and the advisory side of real estate finance having been active in the industry for 19 years. We are very excited about the prospects for growing our business over the next few years.
 
“Charles Irvine offers its clients a deep contact book in capital markets; both for debt and equity solutions and for specialist investment advice.  As well as a strong presence in the UK market our European exposure is a further key differentiator for us – we are currently active on real estate projects located in Ireland, Italy and Sweden as well as numerous projects in the UK.
 
“We are excited about expanding our business with a number of additional service offerings. We have recently agreed terms of a joint venture with a private equity firm to act as their origination and transaction management partner.”

Marcus commented:
 
“I am delighted to have joined Charles Irvine Group during at an exciting stage of its development as we explore a number of new avenues for growing our business strategically.  Our deals pipeline is  strong and we look forward to discussing further opportunities with existing and new clients in early 2021.”