Welcome to the latest news from FJP Investment. It is here that we post up to date news roundups for all of our property investments. We share with you our research and answer your questions in articles posted exclusively on our website.

We focus much of our news on the property investment industry along with providing investors regular updates related to their investments. FJP Investment aims to provide quality commentary which adds value to the portfolios of our clients.

Fuzzy Brush Investment – Launched

We are delighted to launch our new investment opportunity, available exclusively to clients of FJP Investment.

Have you heard of Fuzzy Brush?

Throughout the UK, service station walls have vending machines selling disposable toothbrushes, the Fuzzy Brush is so popular already, the product has sold in more than 60 countries to the tune of a cool 120 million units.

Fuzzy Brush is available in all of the big supermarkets such as Asda, Tescos and also outlets such as Boots and Superdrug.

Fuzzy Brush Capsule

Fuzzy Brush Capsule

What is Fuzzy Brush?

Fuzzy Brush is a unique ‘all in one’ chewable toothbrush and breath freshener designed by dentists. All you have to do is place the soft mini toothbrush in your mouth and chew just like a piece of gum… the results are amazing!

While chewing, the natural action of Fuzzy Brush cleans your teeth as you manoeuvre it around your mouth and sugar free Xylitol is released to freshen your breath… quick, easy and very effective!

No toothpaste or water is required so you don’t have to rush to the nearest sink, a Fuzzy Brush will leave your whole mouth feeling clean and fresh-no fuss, no mess!

Fuzzy Brush in Asda

Fuzzy Brush in Asda

120 million sold worldwide

Fuzzy Brush has had 8000 vending machines in the UK for over 10 years advertising the product to 80,000 people daily.

The target market is anyone with teeth between the ages of 6 – 106!

The application of this product is huge with brushes already being sold to the likes of hospitals and the military.
Asia (Korea, Indonesia, China, Japan, Thailand) is now the largest export market selling over 100,000 packs per month and rapidly increasing.

As a result, at the end of 2008 there were more than 70 million Fuzzy Brushes sold worldwide; over 140 distributors throughout the UK, America, Canada, Europe, South America, Middle East, Asia- Pacific and an expansion rate that defied belief.

Currently, Fuzzy Brush carries a worldwide trademark with more than 120 million brushes sold. There are more than 8000 vending machines in 12 different industries in the UK alone including major airports, motorway services, cinemas, shopping centres, train stations, nightclubs, restaurants & pubs.

Fuzzy Brush Packet

For the retail business in the UK, USA, & Europe, Fuzzy Brush Products Ltd is the sole distribution and marketing company for the Fuzzy Brush brand and will be responsible for flotation in early 2020.

Investment Proposal

The entire proposal is based around the current Fuzzy Brush and Fuzzy Rock retail packaging, the market for these products is already huge both nationally and internationally.

Using their current tooling, the Fuzzy Brush retail 10 packs cost £0.42p to manufacture and Fuzzy Rock packs cost £0.30p. They are then sold on to wholesalers or to retailers directly.

Fuzzy Brush Sales Figures

Fuzzy Rock Sales Figures

Fuzzy Brush Investment Opportunity

Regarding returns, 12 month redeemable shares are on offer that will pay 9% annually on an investment of £5,000, 10.7% on £10,000, 12.43% on £25,000 or more.

There is also a 24 month option which pays interest every 6 months at 11% annually on an investment of £5,000, 12.7% on £10,000, 14.43% on £25,000 or more.

The Fuzzy Brush investment is open to all investors, with an excellent rate of return from a very successful product, we believe this to be an excellent investment opportunity.

For more information about the Fuzzy Brush Investment – Click Here.

Empire Property Holdings Loan Note Update June 2017

We are pleased to state that the developments are progressing extremely well according to the business plan as part of the Empire Property Holdings loan note investment.

As you can see from the below CGI’s, the next three developments will be equally as impressive as the first three.

The King Charles House refinance has just completed & Empire Property Holdings have immediately acquired Thornhill Street. King Charles House also represents one of the fastest ever lettings process, which we think is testament to the finish Empire are achieving.

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King Charles House

The development is fully let and the lift refurbishment is due to be completed in the next fortnight.

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Bradshawgate

The plant equipment has arrived on site and is in the process of being installed.

The communal corridors are being plastered ready for painting and the tiler is in the process of finishing the tiling on the final floor.

The electrical distribution boards for the landlord’s supply are now installed on each floor and the new lift has been ordered.

CCB have made a formal refinance offer & they have instructed their valuation. Empire Property Holdings expect to finish the development works by mid-July. Empire would hope to complete the refinance in early August & are currently negotiating the purchase of the 6th property at present.

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Newspaper House, Blackburn

Empire Property Holdings are awaiting a formal planning decision on the application but the initial feedback they have received has been positive.

Recent press coverage – Lancashire Telegraph

With this being the first apartment block in Blackburn, Empire are looking for a high specification finish as per the CGIs below.

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Thornhill Street, Wakefield

As the property comes with full planning consent to change the current use, Empire have begun works immediately with initial clearing and stripping.

Build progress information and images will follow as usual in the coming updates.

Empire Property Holdings Loan Note Photo 12

Empire Property Holdings Loan Note Photo 13

EPH2 Loan Note Update

The EPH2 raise has continued to be extremely positive and has currently reached full capacity on the 2 year products respectively.

There has been a slight delay in purchasing the next prime site in Halifax due to the separate car park. However, Empire are now simply waiting for confirmation from the vendor’s Solicitor that they hold a signed contract.

Once the contracts have exchanged, we will provide you with full details along with specific computer generated images (CGIs).

Empire Property Holdings Loan Note Photo 14

Globe Works

Empire Property Holdings completed the purchase of Globe Works in Bolton on 3rd May 2017.

The Architect has been formally appointed and a meeting has been set up with the Council to discuss discharging the planning conditions and varying the existing plans.

The Structural Engineer has been appointed and the enabling works (scaffolding, sandblasting, pointing) have gone out to tender.

As you can see from the CGIs, Empire are looking to create a Manhattan loft style finish by making use of the large windows and exposed brickwork.

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For more information about the Empire Property Holdings Loan Note investment  – click here.

Photo Update – Empire Property Holdings – May 2017

Today we are writing to share with you the latest updated photographs from Empire Property Holdings. With several developments, nearing completion we thought it would be a good opportunity to share the latest photographs, here on our blog.

The New Commerce House refinance has just completed and Empire Property Holdings have immediately acquired Newspaper House in Blackburn with plans in place to develop 66 flats.

King Charles House

The development is almost complete and already partially let even before completion. The remaining work is the lift refurbishment, which is due to be completed within the next month.

The entrance has been modernised with updated paintwork and signage, Empire Property Holdings have also rendered and painted the public walkway to the right, for the benefit of residents and members of the public.

This development is set up for a refinance at the end of May which will then allow Empire to proceed with Thornhill Street.

King Charles HouseKing Charles House

New Commerce House

New Commerce House

The development is now complete and fully let.

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Bradshawgate May Update - Empire Property Concepts

Bradshawgate

The brand-new boiler room equipment has been ordered and is due to be delivered in the next two weeks with an anticipated 3 weeks allocated to fully install it.

Floor preparation has been completed on floors 4 and 5 ready for carpet and floors 2 and 3 are now being prepared.

Empire Property Holdings are currently reviewing quotes for both refurbishment and replacement of the existing lifts.

Bradshawgate May Update

Bradshawgate
Bradshawgate May Update Bradshawgate

Newspaper House Blackburn - Empire Property Holdings

Newspaper House

Newspaper House, Blackburn

Empire Property Holdings have completed the purchase of Newspaper House and an application has been submitted to build 66 flats with car parking. The feedback received so far has been extremely positive and this will be the first apartment block in Blackburn.

£850,000 – Purchase price
£2,640,000 – Development £40,000 x 66)
£3,490,000 – Total
£429,000 – Income (66 x £125 x 52)

The rear warehouse has been leased back to the Lancashire Telegraph for one year. This does not impact on the development itself.

CGIs have been ordered and will be available for the next update.

Thornhill Street, Wakefield

Empire will be ready to acquire this property as soon as we refinance King Charles House.  The property comes with full planning consent to change the current use to C3 apartments.

Below are the internal CGIs & we will have an external CGI ready for the next update.

£850,000 – Purchase price
£480,000 – Development cost (16 x £30,000)
£1,330,000 – Total
£112,320 – Income (16 x £135 x 52)
£50,000 – Commercial Income
£162,320 – Total income

Wilson House Wakefield

Wilson House Wakefield

Wilson House Wakefield

Wilson House Wakefield

Finally, Empire Property Concepts has just completed another significant project close to its Head Office. Princegate House is situated in a prominent location in the heart of Doncaster town centre.

Key details

    • 8 month conversion
    • 90 self-contained studio and one bedroom apartments
    • Studios let at an average of £155.00 per week inclusive of all bills apart from council tax

The raise has been extremely positive and we currently stand at over £6.5m for the 2nd property bond. As a result, Empire Property Holdings expect to acquire a prime site in Halifax next week. Once contracts have exchanged, we will provide you with full details along with the specific computer generated images (CGIs).

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works

Empire Property Holdings completed the purchase of Globe Works in Bolton on 3rd May 2017.

The key consultants have been appointed to get the site ready for works to commence and the structural engineer has completed the site visit.

Initial comments from the fire consultant are being reviewed with the architect so that the plans can be updated accordingly. Quotes are currently being obtained for the scaffolding for the whole building ready for sand blasting and new windows.

As you can see from the CGIs, Empire are looking to create a Manhattan loft style finish by making use of the large windows and exposed brickwork.

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Globe Works Bolton

Investment Opportunity

2 Year Income

Year 1: Interest at 10% p.a. payable every 6 months.
Year 2: Interest at 12% p.a. payable every 6 months

Total Interest and premium returned OVER 2 years: 22%

2 Year Growth

Year 1: Interest calculated at 10% p.a.
Year 2 (compounded) Interest calculated at 12% p.a.
4% bonus

Total Interest and premium returned AFTER 2 years = 27.2%

4 Year Growth

Year 1-4: Interest calculated at 60% simple interest in year 4.
This is equivalent to an APR of 12.5% for the 4 years.

Total Interest and premium returned AFTER 4 years = 60%

To learn more about this opportunity, click here to find out more and download a brochure.

Enlightening Media Dubai Investment

Dubai is the focus for digital outdoor advertising company, Enlightening Media.

This newcomer to the outdoor display advertising scene is increasing its offering in rapid succession within this lucrative market. We have seen with our own eyes the power of what can be achieved from advertising on an Ultra HD LED display billboard versus a static billboard, it is a very powerful form of media. The outdoor advertising industry is currently undergoing an upgrade with static billboards where possible being modernised to meet the demands of advertisers.

Best news of all, advertisers are willing to pay a premium to advertise on digital display boards versus traditional non-moving static boards.

To give you an example, Enlightening Media has an already operational LED billboard in the town of Halifax in the UK. Previously this billboard was charging £250 per week for a static advert, whereas today the billboard is able to charge £450 per week for a video for advertisers which is looping every 10 seconds.

The Halifax billboard is currently running 7 adverts with the likes of Specsavers, RSPCA, Toyota, Pizza Hut along with local colleges and utility companies all wanting to be seen.

Clearly, the more modern LED billboards are able to generate a higher revenue without all of the maintenance costs. Previously, you would have a couple of guys come along and paste the new advert on to the static board.

Now however, with the modern LED digital display boards, Enlightening Media are able to project and update the LED board from their head office by computerised technology.

Even better, the advertiser opens themselves up to the world of Contextual Advertising.

If it is sunny, the local beach club will want to run their ads. If it is raining, the company may decide to have their ads shown on another day, the flexibility is one of the main features the advertisers will pay premium rates for.

For instance, if it is barbecue season, the local barbecue supplier might run ads displaying videos enticing the consumer to buy as it is so visual and real.

Companies are now even making plans to embed cameras in billboards and scan the faces of people who pass by the billboard! The software will tell the advertiser how many people passed the billboard and how long they looked at it. Most individuals will have their gender read by an accuracy of 85%, men and women could see different ads based on their gender, how amazing….

These campaigns intend to be “ultra-targeted” to direct advertisements only to individuals who frequent the area. This is another form of contextual advertising that may be available in the near future.

Enlightening Media Dubai Investment

So, static billboards are purchased with investors funds in prime locations such as Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, the static billboard will then undergo a process of conversion into an LED digital display board which is capable of displaying images and video – the conversion process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks.

The key for Enlightening Media is to identify already operational static billboards which have potential for being updated to the more modern LED versions. The benefit of identifying static sites is that you often be able to retain the advertisers and planning permission is very easy to get when undergoing a simple conversion from static to LED.

Outdoor Reaction Statistics – Enlightening Media

  • 72% of billboard viewers frequently or sometimes shop on their way home from work.
  • 68% frequently or sometimes make their shopping decisions while in the car.
  • 38% make the decision to stop at the store while on their way home.
  • 24% say they were motivated to visit a particular store that day because of an outdoor ad message.
  • 50% reported receiving directional information from a billboard.
  • 24% said they have immediately visited a business because of an outdoor ad message.

The digital outdoor advertising industry is substantial and our investors are able to access the Enlightening Media Investment from just $20,000.

Enlightening Media Dubai Investment

Many investors have already purchased fractional shares in display advertising boards in Halifax, Liverpool and Dubai. Investors will benefit from a fixed return in the first two years of at least 8% and then 25% to 30% in years 3 to 6.

This is the very first time that the outdoor display advertising market is being offered to investors.

Currently, we have sold out in two locations and have a third on offer.

Detailed information is available to help you understand more about this incredible investment opportunity on offer from Enlightening Media.

Click here to register your interest in understanding more about the Enlightening Media Investment.

Why People Are Investing In Enlightening Media Dubai For Income?

FJP Investment has a long sucessful history of working with investors to secure prized assets in the commercial property sector giving good returns.

Dubai we are sure is deemed high on the list of the global investor interested in the investment market. it is said that Dubai is truly a city of unimaginable buildings, bright light and an array of traditional print billboards.

With the city’s population increasing year on year, we are seeing signs of a more mature market, investors are more educated, we are seeing investors flooding into the market and year on year we are receiving increased demand from overseas investors.

We aim to provide you, the investor, with an insight into the world of LED digital display billboards, as the vehicle for your next investment.

Investing in the advertising industry has risen significantly in popularity over the last decade, we have seen that significant volumes of capital are being made available by our network of investors for commercial deals in prime areas such as Dubai, Miami and New York. The appetite for making such investment is high because of the downturn in the equities markets, and therefore find significant numbers of investors are going back to basics and opting for the innovative investment options such as the Enlightening Media investment in Dubai.

FJP Investment has access to prime real estate in areas such as two locations on the Sheikh Zayed Road and a further location at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and in these two areas, we are talking prime locations that have a very high volume of passing trade.

The outdoor advertising industry is changing and Enlightening Media Dubai is taking full advantage of this shift, especially in Dubai where we are seeing static billboards being updated to LED Digital displays. This shift has been happening over the last 12 months and as an example, you will have 6 adverts looping every minute. Still, the best news is that they are able to show case video as well as images instead of one static image, which ordinarily would need to be manually placed on the billboard.

Sheikh Zayed Road is one of the busiest highways in Dubai, some 500,000 cars are travelling up and down the road each day. Sitting prominently at the Dubai Mall Interchange, the site is located at one of the very busiest sections of the highway.

Enlightening Media Investment - Sheikh Zayed Road

Enlightening Media Investment – Sheikh Zayed Road

Market Research

  • Static Poster Board Sheikh Zayed Road
  • 1 face only
  • 72 Square Metres
  • $44,000 per month
  • LED Board on Sheikh Zayed Road
  • 1 of 6 adverts shared
  • 72 Square Metres
  • $246,000 per month

Investing in Enlightening Media Dubai

Enlightening Media is offering a very unique media investment opportunity which is open to investors from all over the world.

Investors worldwide are purchasing fractional shares in Outdoor advertising displays. Typically, a static billboard is purchased and then upgraded into an LED Ultra High Definition Display board which is then changed to displaying videos and images, looping at defined periods.

FJP Investment is servicing the needs of hundreds of investors every year. Our investors are based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia although we do welcome clients from all corners of the globe. We work with all investors to provide the service you desire and demand from a discerning company such as ours.

Each fractional shares is available to purchase at $10,000 with the minimum purchase set at $20,000. Investors will earn a fixed income of between 8 and 10% for the first two years and then a projected 25% to 30% in years 3 to 6.

How to make an investment?

Each share at Dubai site 1 is available to purchase for $10,000 ( minimum of 2 shares )
Investing in Enlightening Media is very simple when you work with an approved agent such as FJP Investment having had years of experience in working with investors from all corners of the earth. The team at FJP is well versed in asking the right questions of our product providers and ensuring our investors get the best they can.

Investors are currently receiving +8% return on investment per year with the options to exit the investment after years 2 and 6.

FJP Investment is able to provide further information about the Enlightening Media Investment.

360° Virtual Reality Site Visit to Empire Property Concepts in Doncaster

Just this past week we have spent a very exciting time with Empire Property Concepts at their head office in Doncaster.

As part of our commitment to only offer the very best investment opportunities, we value the concept of meeting our developers on a regular basis, as we have over the last four years learnt a regular flow of information between the developer, agent and the investor makes for a successful team and a good way of giving real feedback to our clients and potential investors.

Paul Rothwell, owner of Empire Property Concepts began refurbishing property some 13 years ago. The idea initially started 13 years ago with a £15,000 loan from his father, he went out and bought his first property in Nottingham converting the basement into a bedroom and renting out the other rooms to students.

The business grew thanks to the strategy of re-mortgaging a current property once the refurbishment had taken place, he would then extract the cash and use it as a deposit for the next one.

The key to his strategy is staying away from cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham as property prices are expensive in comparison to rents – we have all seen London prices but rental yields are not in keeping with price increases.

A substantial part of the Empire Property Concepts strategy is to buy up commercial property and then convert them into studios and 1 bed properties.

Empire Property Office Doncaster

Empire House – Doncaster

The building you can see in the picture above is called Empire House.

Up until the point of Empire Property Concepts acquiring the building it was an empty office block that was the former home to an HMRC Tax Office, the building is structurally solid and was purchased for £455,000.

We all agreed that £455,000 could not build a building like this!

In came Empire Property Concepts and they completed the conversion from office block to 24 self-contained studios over a 9-month period. In addition to the studios there are four commercial units on the ground floor, one of those is taken by Empire Property Concepts as their head office.

There was an average cost of £30,000 refurbishment per studio bringing total costs including interest to £1,250,000

Once the refurbishment / conversion was complete the company recoups its investment and consequently the building was valued – this came in at £1,960,000

It is at this stage the company would go to the bank and refinance, using the capital created to do further projects. The studios let for £125 per week inclusive of all bills, this equates to a maximum of £156,000 per annum in rental income along with a maximum of £40,000 in commercial rental income.

Using this strategy, you can see why Empire Property Concepts have only sold 1 property in the last 13 years! There is a far better ROI to be had from re-mortgaging already refurbished property versus taking on a mortgage to purchase and then refurbish a property.

Empire Property End Product 3

The portfolio is focussed mainly on Studios and 1 bedroom flats and often they come fully inclusive of utilities included in the rental price.

360° Virtual Reality – Studio Flat in Doncaster

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Empire Property Concepts are currently on track to convert 200 units in the last twelve months. This figure is increasing thanks to the Loan Note Investment that has since been made available to client of FJP.

Investors are able to purchase loan notes as part of the property bonds issued by Empire Property Concepts. Using the same strategy that has built this £33 Million property empire over the last 13 years, you will make use of their contacts as they will invest your money in refurbishment projects throughout the North of England, you will then earn an income on your investment starting at 10% per annum.

The great thing about investing in property bonds, is that you are able to achieve significant returns by virtue of being invested in large scale refurbishment projects that you simply couldn’t do on your own, unless you were investing larger sums of money.

Empire Property Concepts were recently featured in the Telegraph and the Yorkshire Post.

Investment is open to UK and Overseas property investors with the entry level starting at just £20,000

Empire Property Doncaster – February Construction Update

Empire Property Concepts based in Doncaster, England have a construction update to share with investors. There is some really positive news coming with the refinance confirmation and we are expecting the valuations and legal work to start at the end of next week. Once we have further information of the refinance we will update all investors, otherwise we have a construction update to share with you.

All in all the developments that Empire Property Concepts are currently undertaking are proving to be extremely positive and are already receiving significant interest from prospective tenants.

In case you missed it, Empire Property Doncaster was recently covered in the Daily Telegraph recently talking about the £33 million property portfolio that has been built over the last decade.

Paul Rothwell Empire Property Doncaster

Paul Rothwell Empire Property Doncaster

There has been a lot of positive press reports focussing on the impact Empire Property Concepts is having in urban areas, which is about turning unwanted eyesores into clean and modern accommodation.

Empire Property Concepts has been in business the last decade and has so far refurbished more than 1,050 properties. In the last couple of years this process has been accelerated with the launch of the property bond. You can read all about this here: Empire property holdings reviews.

King Charles House

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With extra resources applied to King Charles House, it means the project is progressing extremely well. Second fix electrical and plumbing is almost completed.

Empire Property Doncaster - King Charles House Update February 1

Empire Property Doncaster - King Charles House Update February 2

The kitchens are starting to go in and the tilers are working their way through the bathrooms.

Empire Property Doncaster - King Charles House Update February 3

New Commerce House

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We are now into the final push for New Commerce House and minor snagging has now been approved. The flooring was recently completed throughout and furniture has since been ordered for all of the apartments. The external works, which included lighting and CCTV have now been completed.

Shortly, we will receive professional images from Empire Property Concepts which will be of the show flats, these should be with us in the next few weeks.

Empire Property Doncaster - New Commerce House Update February 1

Empire Property Doncaster - New Commerce House Update February 2

The good news is that a local letting agent has already agreed 15 pre-lets which accounts for a good 50% of the development. It is expected that this development will be fully let within a month.

Empire Property Doncaster - New Commerce House Update February 3

63 Bradshawgate

Bradshawgate - Empire Property Holdings - Property Bond

Bradshawgate – Empire Property Holdings – Property Bond

The majority of the kitchens now installed and the tiling of the splash backs well underway. The bathrooms on the 3rd to 5th floors are fully tiled ready for sanitary wear.

The new roof is now complete and marketing the residential units for pre-lets has begun with a national lettings agent.

Empire Property Doncaster - 63 Bradshawgate Update February 1

Empire Property Doncaster - 63 Bradshawgate Update February 2

Empire Property Doncaster - 63 Bradshawgate Update February 3

 

The decorators are working their way down the building following the second fixes.

You can see from the Computer Generated Images (CGIs) the finish that Empire Property Concepts are hoping to achieve.

Empire Property Doncaster - 63 Bradshawgate Update February 4

Empire Property Doncaster - 63 Bradshawgate Update February 5

 

Find out more about property investment bonds and learn why this is one of our most popular investment opportunities for 2017.

“Empire Property Holdings” and “Empire Property Holdings 2” were incorporated as special purpose vehicles to acquire commercial properties for development into residential accommodation by the esteemed developer, Empire Property Concepts.

Property Bond UPDATE: Empire Property Holdings 2

This article is being written in response to meetings held last week with directors of the property bond we are currently raising funds for. The Empire Property bond phase 1 sold out at the back end of 2016 and has since launched the second phase aptly named “Empire Property Holdings 2”.

Empire Property Concepts have set up an SPV (Special Purchase Vehicles) for each bond issue and once the funds have been raised the SPV stops accepting investment.

  • The first property bond: Empire Property Holdings £6 Million.
  • The second property bond: Empire Property Holdings 2: £18 Million.

It is worth noting that the number of properties completed over the last 11 years now total an incredible 1,050. Empire Property Concepts fund the majority of their developments themselves, they also make use of funds from the bank where appropriate.

The advantage of using funds from investors is that they can:

  1. Grow quicker
  2. Buy with cash immediately
  3. Refurbish several developments over the lifecycle of the bond.

With the new 4 year option, it means that the investors funds can be used multiple times throughout the 48 month period to fund, develop and repeat.

Globe CGI - Empire Property Concepts

Property Bond Example:

Purchase a building for £1 Million and refurbish it for £600,000 – property is now worth £2.5 Million and they can then refinance the deal at say 70%.

Empire Property Concepts have been working away at the UK property market for the best part of 11 years, the owner of the company is Paul Rothwell and he has built the business since 2004.

Paul has been a successful property developer and investor since 2004, and is a member of the National Landlords Association. He acquired his first property at University and has grown his personal and family property portfolio significantly.

Paul has extensive experience of property acquisition, development management, and a thorough knowledge and understanding of planning, housing and regulation departments, which has led to his successful strategy to acquire and develop land and property.

He has prepared proposals for suitable investments, and has developed a growth strategy utilising both private and commercial investment. Paul has worked tirelessly with planning consultants,architects, and Local Authority Officers, to perfect his HMO strategy, ensure full compliance, and achieve significant rental yields.

Paul transferred the intellectual property he has acquired through his personal portfolio, to a tangible ready to market service. Paul is also the sole shareholder and sole director of Empire Property Concepts Limited (the Developer) and through his role at this company he has generated many useful contacts within the property development, management and investment industry together with multiple income streams from consultancy roles and joint venture arrangements.

Conclusion

The owner and the company itself, clearly know what they are doing when it comes to making money from property. Utilising investors funds means they are able to scale their model at a rapid pace and just as important, they are able to pay a very good return to the investor. Added bonus is that there is a security trustee which is your protection should the company default.

Your position in the deal is as strong as if you were a bank giving the company a mortgage on a property. Knowing the capability of the borrower (the company) we can agree that they are a more than suitable candidate for acquiring the finance.

With investors acting as the bank, it works out as cheap finance for the company over a 24 month period. The company is able to redevelop several developments over the 2 year period and therefore maintain their 100% track record of delivering what they say they will.

Equally for the investor, the returns are very good. This is why it works. The company wins by getting cheap finance and therefore they are able to achieve their commercial objectives, secondly the investor wins by achieving a safe return on his investment capital knowing that he has invested in a secure property bond.

Empire Property Concepts Update – Further Expansion

Joseph Locke House – Empire Property Concepts

Empire Property Concepts have just completed on an excellent property which is one for the future. The company has paid £1.85 million for Joseph Locke House which is currently used as commercial office space. The building was government use and has been purchased by Empire Property Concepts and will undergo a conversion from offices to residential use in early 2017.

The property itself is solid, no issues in terms of structure. It is a very well built property over five levels with more than 45,000 square feet of workable space. The building will continue to provide commercial usage until the expiry of leases to existing tenants.

This purchase is yet another example of the delivery of commercial properties being converted to apartments, providing residential housing all across the north of England.

This particular property was built in 1991 as a five floor property plus a basement as well as two car parks with enough spaces for 130 cars. The property has been used as a Jobcentre and benefits office and the two top floors are currently occupied by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Joseph Locke House is a big, solid building and would have cost a lot more than £1.85 million to build it. With the council already approving a scheme to convert the building into 170 residential units this makes way for a great investment opportunity in the future.

For now the focus is on the current tenants, with the remaining leases expiring in early 2018, the company is focussing on securing some short term commercial tenants prior to the task of converting the building to residential.

Empire Property Concepts is converting on average 200 units per year, the approach taken will be in keeping with the methods employed over the last 11 years.

Empire Property Investment

In summary, the full £6 million has been raised & the bond has now been closed to new investors.

63 Bradshawgate & New Commerce House are nearing completion as per the update below.

Empire Property are now in the process of formally purchasing King Charles House & should be able to transfer all contractors to the site in an effort to speed up development works.

The next three potential development properties & these are being lined up along with first stage refinance. Further details about this process will be provided over the next few updates.

New Commerce House

New Commerce House Update

Construction works are progressing quickly on all floors. Services have been isolated on all floors & temporary electrical distribution boards have been installed.

The loft is now 1st fixed electrically. Insulation & plasterboard to the walls are complete & skimming is nearing completion.

New Commerce House Update 1

1st floor works are progressing well and 2nd fix electrics have commenced. Plaster-boarding & skimming is complete. All shower trays have been installed & wall tiling is progressing.

Mist coating has progressed & some of the rooms have received their 2nd coat. Empire Property Doncaster have the majority of the kitchen units are on site and are in the process of being installed.

New Commerce House Update 2

Ground floor works are also progressing well with 1st fix electrics & plumbing complete. Plaster skimming is complete in all rooms & mist coating has commenced with some rooms having received a 2nd coat.

The installation of the kitchens has commenced & 2nd fix plumbing is progressing, as is the wall & floor tiling. 2nd fix joinery is progressing & most of the doors have been hung.

New Commerce House Update 3

63 Bradshawgate

 

Emerging Property Bond - Bradshawgate 3

The windows are now fully installed. The insulation and plasterboard is now complete on all floors which in turn is allowing the skimming to follow on.

63 Bradshawgate Update 1

63 Bradshawgate Update 2

On the 5th floor, 12 en-suites are tiled & have doors fitted. Plaster boarding to the corridor walls is progressing well & and kitchens are now being fitted.

On the 4th floor, corridor walls are 90% complete. Armoured cable installation has commenced & installed to 4 rooms. All floor cores have been formed & ceramic tiling is about to start.

63 Bradshawgate Update 3

On the 3rd floor, all cores in floor have been formed, metal fixed to all ceilings & corridor walls have been boarded.

On the 1st & 2nd floors, all rooms and corridor walls have been plaster boarded. Flooring cores is progressing well & metal has been fixed to all ceilings.

63 Bradshawgate Update 4

For those of you that have visited Empire House, you will have seen first hand the finish routinely achieved.

We will shortly have more details about the next property bond available for you to invest, as soon as we have those details we will share them with our registered investors.

Empire Property Bond Phase 1 Sold Out

The £6 million Empire Property bond was completed on Friday of last week. The company has successfully raised the capital required to close the bond ahead of schedule. The Empire Property bond phase 1 is now closed and within the next 7 days we will see the launch of phase 2.

New Commerce House & 63 Bradshawgate are approximately 75% complete as per the update below and Empire Property Holdings are now in the process of finalising the purchase of their third development, King Charles House.

New Commerce House Update

New Commerce House - Empire Property Holdings

New Commerce House – Empire Property Holdings

Empire Property Holdings (EPH) have made significant progress at New Commerce House. The development is now around 75% complete and works are due to be completed by the end of October.

Health, safety and housekeeping on site is excellent and EPH are on target to meet the original build timescales that were set.

The top floor of New Commerce House is 100% complete up to plaster skin and 80% has the first coat of paint. Loft works to mezzanine is 10% complete to boarding stage and skimming commenced last week. The ground floor is 80% skimmed.

Kitchens will start to be installed by the end of this week on the top floor and the decorators will follow downwards through the development also.

Window refurbishment and internal glazing is being prepared to start on the upper level next week. Some re-glazing will be required to preserve the appearance of the building due to it being in a conservation area.

New Commerce House is currently being refinanced and the capital injection will go back in to the Loan Note to allow EPH to pay investors income and to continue developing further properties.

63 Bradshawgate Update

Bradshawgate - Empire Property Holdings - Property Bond

Bradshawgate – Empire Property Holdings – Property Bond

In addition to New Commerce House, Empire Property Holdings has also made significant progress at 63 Bradshawgate with the lower floors of the project starting to take shape.

The insulation and plasterboard is complete from floors 3 to 5, and 95% complete in floors 1 & 2. Insulation & plasterboard to the ceilings has now commenced, which in turn is allowing the skimming to follow on.

Holes have been cored throughout the entire building. 1st fix electrical & plumbing is complete throughout the building. 

63 Bradshawgate is expected to be completed by the start of November.

63 Bradshawgate is currently being refinanced and the capital injection will go back in to the Loan Note to allow EPH to pay investors income and to continue developing further properties.

Investment Highlights
  • 2-year investment term
  • Year 1 interest fixed at 10%
  • Year 2 interest fixed at 12%
  • Option for bi-annual income or compounded growth
  • Secured by First & Only Legal Charge
  • Automatic Exit Strategy at the end of the term
  • A pioneering developer with a proven track record
  • Developments to be retained within the group portfolio
  • Investment from as little as only £10,000

It is with great pleasure to inform you that the next three development properties have been selected and in the next 7 days we will have the launch of phase 2 for the Empire Property bond.