Why do investors invest in airport parking spaces? – Aston Darby Analysed

For years now the UK has attracted investors looking to invest in airport parking spaces from both domestic and international speculators. There is one particular sector which has gained momentum and shows no sign of slowing down, investors invest in airport parking spaces because of the high yields and the limited time and effort required to manage the asset.

Of course, there is a variety of reasons as to why this particular asset class is able to stand head and shoulders above the other niche sectors such as hotel rooms, care homes, student accommodation and others.

Invest in Airport Parking Spaces

Invest in Airport Parking Spaces

The big question we want to answer is:

Why do investors invest in airport parking spaces?

Everybody understands the need for parking in prime locations, the concept is actually simple and there is no re-inventing of the wheel so to speak. This type of investment is all about taking an asset which requires some work and then adding value by redevelopment. Stable and in-demand sites such as airport car parks are prime for property developers to do what they do best.

There are many companies operating in this space because of the high rental demand from end users wanting to park their cars. Where there is demand there will be a service which needs to be provided.

Having years of experience and a track record when it comes to managing property based investments is where Leigh Heywood and the team at Aston Darby come in. There are a partner of FJP Investment and we introduce investors to them who then go on to purchase individual parking spaces on a buy-to-let basis.

Aston Darby have started their first car park investment in March 2017 which sold out in a short period of time and they have since gone on to manage their second and exclusively owned airport car park at Glasgow International Airport. They have there eyes firmly on expansion and will shortly be announcing the launch of car park investments at Newcastle and Edinburgh airports.

With a high yield and a competitive product coupled with excellent customer service – it certainly makes for a recipe for success especially when you have scalability in the sense of taking on new sites across multiple airports throughout the United Kingdom.

Aston Darby Car Park Investment

Aston Darby Car Park Investment

Aston Darby are constantly looking at car parks and conducting feasibility studies to ensure that the model is one that has a high chance of success when put in front of an investor.

Sites which have the right number of spaces along with existing planning permission is particularly important when it comes to selecting the right car park investment.

Investors are paid a fixed return for the first two years and they then switch to a scheme where they get an equal share in all of the profits and the actual returns are based on the entire car park itself. If you are looking to invest in airport parking spaces then you can certainly make contact with FJP Investment and we will provide a detailed reason for why you should be considering this as an option.

The reason investors are particularly interested in investing in car parking spaces is because they get a title deed just like they would purchasing any other property. The title deed is the absolute guarantee that what the investor is purchasing is his and owned by him or her. Glasgow airport has a regular update on passenger numbers and it clearly shows that with 52 months of consecutive growth, our airport car park is very much in demand.

How do you invest in airport parking spaces?

The background of the management team behind the Aston Darby car park investment is somewhat impressive. The team are from a property investment background and have sold and developed hundreds of millions of pounds worth of UK and International property developments. This experience automatically translates to car park investments as it is a simple case of taking an under-utilised property asset and adding value by improvement.

Investors are able to learn more about Aston Darby and invest in airport parking by registering their interest here.


Aston Darby Car Park Investment Review

We all understand the necessity for finding space to park our cars, we also understand the convenience of being able to park our cars at the airport when we go away on holidays or business trips. There is a property developer based in Bolton called Aston Darby which we have been working with for about six months, this company has successfully launched airport car park investments at Manchester and Glasgow. The Manchester site is already sold out and the Glasgow site has a few hundred spaces remaining.

Future releases – Aston Darby

Aston Darby are working on a few new sites to add to their existing portfolio of airport car parks. These sites confirmed are Newcastle Airport and Edinburgh Airport and we are expecting the release of these once we have sold out on the remaining spaces at Glasgow International Airport.

Aston Darby Car Park Investment Review

Investors are able to purchase individual parking spaces in the car park at Harbour Road, Glasgow Airport for £25,000 each. Investors then sub lease the parking spaces back to Aston Darby who in turn go out and manage the car park for the first two years. The investors are Guaranteed 11% return for the first three years (was previously two years) and there are a whole raft of measures in place such as the investor becoming a shareholder within the management company – options to vote on how your car park is managed such as electing the security company, electing the cleaning service provider etc etc.

By becoming a shareholder within the management company, you along with all of the other investors retain control of the asset – if you are not happy with something, it’ll be put to a vote and collectively you would be able to vote on what you want to happen. Retaining control of the management company is somewhat revolutionary as it ultimately gives you the power to decide what happens and you then have the management company act upon your wishes.

When making your purchase at £25,000 you will also have access to a recent Valuation Report which came in above the £30,000 mark – thus you are acquiring the spaces BMV (Below Market Value).

All investment is specifically assigned to a car park space. Each investor will be a director of the management company and will control the team to maximise the returns from their ownership of the car parking space.

All profits will be paid direct and there will be no third party taking a share.

International airports across the globe are facilitating unprecedented growth in their associated car parks owing to high increasing passenger numbers. Frost & Sullivan now estimate that the airport car parking provision is a £80bn industry supported by commercial and private investment.

Full title deed is provided to the investor with a 175 year lease.

Highlights of the Airport Parking Investment

  • Existing airport car park acquired.
  • Planning permission granted.
  • Redevelopment investment of £1m to build a state-of-the-art fully automated car park facility.
  • Operating Glasgow Airport passenger shuttle service – car park to terminals.
  • 1 mile and 3 minutes drive to Airport.
  • Full 24 hour Security System and CCTV.
  • RICs valuation.
  • Each car park space has HM Land Registry.

What to do next? – how to invest in airport parking

Deciding to find out more about airport parking investments is the first step in your journey to becoming a Landlord of a parking space at an airport. Aston Darby are a great developer with a great management team in place to see the job through – full information about Aston Darby and this car park investment can be found on the Car Park Investment page.


High Street Group Investment Review

We recently announced the launch of our partnership with The High Street Group – FJP Investment is now introducing our valuable investors to the loan note investments that The High Street Group have to offer. We want to spend some time explaining our High Street Group investment review which is currently on the table for investors to consider.

The High Street Group was started by Gary Forrest in 2006. Mr. Forest is a very well-known name within the financial industry and has done a considerable number of great projects over the years, before Mr. Forest founded The High Street Group he was the former head of G Mac and City Finance.

The High Street Group originally started out by providing bridging loans to developers during the credit crunch, moving then into property developments as the finance markets opened up. Gary Forrest is a proven guy with a proven track record of delivering the bigger projects and has been for over a long period of time.

  • 26 Million Profit for the group in 2016
  • Current GDV of Groups Projects – £320 Million
  • Partnerships with some of the UK’s largest blue chip Asset Management Companies
  • Award winning developer
  • Proven track record in PRS, residential, hotel and student markets
  • Security Trustee in place with first charge over groups assets
  • Short Term Exit with provable delivery of returns similar notes over the last 12 months
  • 18% Returns to investors in 18 months

High Street Group Investment Review

The High Street Group is focussed on development projects and rental units in both the commercial and residential sectors. The company is aiming to raise £10 Million from the issue of the loan note investment.

The minimum entry into the investment is set at £25,000 and investors are able to invest in increments of £1,000 from there.

The trustee in place is for investor security is the Castle Trust Group who have been based in Gibraltar for the last 20 years. The trustee is in place to protect the investor as they hold the Debenture over The High Street Group and also the Corporate Guarantee.

The loan notes mature 10 days after 18 months from the date of the initial investment.

This particular investment is only available for direct investment by institutional investors, professional investors, sophisticated high net worth individuals or companies.

Loan Note Review

The High Street Group is issuing the 18 month loan note to provide equity for the delivery of its Private Rental Sector schemes and Rooftop Development opportunities.

This particular loan note is issued to provide investors with 2 options:

Option 1: The Capital Growth loan note will pay an interest of 18% over 18 months.
Option 2: The Income Generating loan note will pay an interest of 15% over 18 months, with 5% being paid every 6 months.

The High Street Group also provide investors within the loan note with monthly updates on all ongoing and potential projects.

Example: Capital Growth Loan Note (18%)

  • Investment
  • £25,000
  • £100,000
  • £150,000
  • £250,000
  • £500,000
  • Return (18 months)
  • £29,500
  • £118,000
  • £177,000
  • £295,000
  • £590,000

Example: Income Loan Note (15%)

  • Investment
  • £25,000
  • £100,000
  • £150,000
  • £250,000
  • £500,000
  • 6 months 5%
  • £1,250
  • £5,000
  • £7,500
  • £12,500
  • £25,000
  • 12 months 5%
  • £1,250
  • £5,000
  • £7,500
  • £12,500
  • £25,000
  • 18 months 5%
  • £1,250
  • £5,000
  • £7,500
  • £12,500
  • £25,000
  • Total
  • £28,750
  • £115,000
  • £172,500
  • £287,500
  • £575,000

The returns are extremely attractive and the investment is accessible with the minimum investment being £25,000 – when we set out with this High Street Group investment review, we deployed all of our knowledge and experience from the last 5 years of working as FJP Investment, we have seen a lot of opportunities come along over the years and we feel we are in a position to research whether an opportunity is a good one or not for our investors old and new.

We believe The High Street Group is a solid option for investors to consider, the security is as good as it gets and the returns are up there with the best!

For more information about this opportunity, please visit this page and register your details.


The High Street Group Investment Opportunity – Launched

It is with great pleasure we can announce the official launch of The High Street Group loan note investment.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of how and what this launch can benefit you the investor, we would firstly like to take the opportunity to wish you a very happy new year!

It has been a great start to the year already and it is often seen as a time for reflection.

This summer, June 2018 will see FJP Investment reach the 5th anniversary – this is something we are immensely proud of and ultimately we couldn’t have done it without our clients. Our investors are extremely valuable to us and ultimately determine whether we are successful or not. On behalf of everyone at FJP Investment we would like to thank each and every one of our you and we hope 2018 will be an amazing year for you all.

The High Street Group – Investment

The High Street Group is one of the UK’s most successful privately owned businesses, it operates companies in property investment and development, financial services and claims, offering expertise and opportunities across multiple sectors.

The company is based in the North East of England in Newcastle.

While many of our investors will have already heard of The High Street Group (we had a soft launch late 2017 to existing clients only) it is now the time to introduce HSG to the market, via our website – why you should consider this opportunity……

We come across opportunities all the time, just this morning I have taken 3 calls from individuals wanting to introduce their products to clients of FJP Investment. The vast majority we decline, quite literally in the region of 97%, it takes a very special product for us to put our name to representing and introducing to our investors – this we are proud to do so in the case of The High Street Group.

The High Street Group Westminster Works in Birmingham

Westminster Works – Birmingham

HSG – High Street Group – was started in 2006 by leading finance professional Gary Forrest. The company is in a solid position and has a current GDV (Gross Development Value) of £320 Million with a defined history of paying investors on-time and in-line with the returns promised.

In 2016 the company made a profit of £26 Million and looks to increase this figure even further for the accounts in 2017.

There is no doubt whatsoever – The High Street Group is a reliable company for FJP Investment to partner with and introduce our investors to.

Loan Note Investment

  • £25,000 entry level
  • £10,000,000. raise
  • Debenture over the groups assets along with a corporate guarantee
  • 15% to 18% ROI
  • 18 month duration

Income Option: The Loan Note will accrue interest from and including the issue date of each Note at the fixed rate of 15 per cent over 18 months with income being paid every 6 months at 5% from the date of initial investment.

Growth Option: The Loan Note will accrue interest from and including the issue date of each Note at the fixed rate of 18 per cent over 18 months. The interest on the Loan Note is payable 10 days after 18 months from the initial investment.

The High Street Group is issuing this 18 month loan note in order to provide equity for the delivery of their PRS (Private Rental Sector) schemes along with their Rooftop Development opportunities.

The High Street Group has appointed All Saints Living to construct and market what will be Newcastle’s tallest building.

The 82-metre high structure, located on Rutherford Street off St James’ Boulevard, will be made up of 26 storeys and comprise of 162 private rental sectors (PRS) apartments, providing enough space for 456 residents.

The site will house 96 single and 66 twin-bedroomed apartments.

The High Street Group Project in Newcastle Hadrians Tower

Hadrians Tower – Newcastle

Throughout the UK there are thousands of tower blocks which are ripe and ready for building upwards. The High Street Group has a partnership with one of the largest private landlords in the United Kingdom and there is an untapped opportunity to build extensions on tower blocks that are more than say 10 years old.

Getting the planning permission is easy, especially when you go to the planning authorities and demonstrate several tower blocks in the surrounding vicinity that are several floors higher than yours.

The Loan Note model is effective because it allows The High Street Group to access opportunities at scale. It also allows investors to access projects and benefit from high yielding investment returns that would otherwise not be possible.

The investor also benefits from having the debenture over the assets. Meaning, if HSG were to default – the trustee would come in and liquidate in order to recover all investment funds. Much the same as when you take out a mortgage – if you fail to pay your mortgage repayments, the bank has the security of recovering the debt by repossessing the property.

Investment ROI Snapshot

Based on the minimum investment of £25,000 you would make either 15% over 18 months or 18% over 18 month depending on the income option or the growth option that suits you. The income option pays you a 5% return every 6 months VS the growth option which pays you an 18% return at the end of the 18 months.

If you wish to find out more about The High Street Group Loan Note you can do so by registering your interest or calling a member of our team.