Stainton International is an entrepreneurial joint-venture property investment and pro-active asset management company with over 30 years’ experience in sourcing, acquiring and asset managing properties and unlocking latent value through hands-on pro-active management.
Acting as a UK & European platform for investors, Stainton has sourced and acquired over 100 properties (all with management-added value potential) individually and in portfolios. Usually under-priced and often sourced off-market through its extensive regional contacts, expertise and reputation in the markets, and with circa £500 million acquired and managed in recent years, we have constantly achieved outstanding returns for our joint ventures, typically returning post tax / post promote Equity IRRs of 18-30%.
We are not a discretionary fund - we are relationship-driven Joint Venture partners, with assets being acquired in individual SPVs. We align our interests by investing alongside our investors. We typically target 1-5 year deals with IRR promote incentives to maintain "velocity of capital" and look to achieve exit as soon as the value has been added.
We typically target regional assets and estates, in and around the major conurbations, well located and with potential of intensive asset management, re-positioning, alternative uses and further development as and if achievable.
We are a "one-stop" solution for funds, family offices, charities and HNWI investors - we source the assets, prepare detailed business plans for each asset, source debt as required, and oversee all aspects of the acquisition, the implementation of the asset and property management and reporting, through to the onward sale.
Chief executive officer
Hugo is a Real Estate Asset Manager with extensive experience in identifying and sourcing opportunities and proactively managing real estate assets across Europe. Hugo specialises in both single asset and portfolio acquisitions where his financial engineering, property management skills and flexibility ensure transactions are successfully completed for all parties.
Hugo started his career in residential estate and farm sales before moving into private development and investment. Following a stint in Brussels managing a £350 million commercial portfolio for SPP/ London & Edinburgh Trust, Hugo was appointed Managing Director of the London office of Greenwich Group International, where he specialised in leisure related sealed bid sales across Western Europe and UK commercial joint ventures with US funds
In 1998 Hugo founded Stainton International Limited and has to date acquired over £450 million in Joint Ventures