About Barwood Capital

Barwood Capital is a UK regional investment and development specialist. 

Our purpose is to create value and drive growth, by investing £1 billion into the regional markets of the UK.

Barwood Capital is an owner managed business, founded in 2009.

Our primary focus is to deliver consistently strong returns to our investors, providing access to value that sits outside the traditional London market.

To date, Barwood Capital has invested over £580 million into UK regional real estate and has delivered an average investor return of 14%, with a repeat investor rate of over 70%.

We take a partnership approach and are committed to providing our investors and partners with a personalised service that leaves them feeling valued and rewarded.

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Our History

1996 BARWOOD DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

Barwood Developments Limited (“BDL”) is created by means of a management buyout of Wilson Connolly by Alan Rudge.

2000 SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS CONSULTANCY

Barwood creates BiS Henderson Group (“BiS”), a recruitment, supply chain and logistics consulting business, which provides the Manager with forward knowledge of occupier requirements and trends. BiS and Barwood continue to work closely together on projects, although BiS is now independently owned by its management team.

2002 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FUND

Barwood Developments launches the first Barwood Commercial Property Fund, a discretionary private fund for commercial property development and investment, which delivered a 20% IRR over three years to its investors.

2005 WAREHOUSE JOINT VENTURE WITH THREADNEEDLE

Barwood creates a joint venture with Threadneedle and BiS to capitalise on the opportunity to invest in undervalued second-hand fully-fitted industrial/warehouse buildings where the previous occupier’s fit-out was being undervalued.

2006 CALEAST INDUSTRIAL JOINT VENTURE

Barwood is chosen by CalEast, the industrial real estate arm of CalPERS (one of the world’s largest pension funds), as its UK partner, to invest in large warehouse and distribution projects.

By early 2007 land prices became unsustainable and notwithstanding pressure to utilise the project funding from CalEast, Barwood’s prudence and appreciation of the underlying fundamentals of property investment limit CalEast’s exposure to overpriced opportunities in the UK industrial sector.

2007 LASALLE STRATEGIC LAND FUND 

A £30m strategic land fund is raised from clients of LaSalle Investment Management by directors of Barwood in partnership with Nicholas Taylor, who was previously head of planning and environment at Berwin Leighton.

2009 BARWOOD CAPITAL

The directors of Barwood create Barwood Capital to raise third party funds to invest in property opportunities and utilise Barwood’s extensive experience and skills in delivering strong returns to investors from UK regional property. Shortly after creating the company it obtains its FCA authorisation to run property funds.

2009 REGIONAL PROPERTY INCOME FUND I

Barwood Capital raises its first commercial property fund to take advantage of the recessionary market. The fund is raised from local HNWIs. Regional Property Income Fund I, which has since been realised, invested in income producing properties and delivered a net 12% IRR per annum to investors.

2009 BARWOOD HOMES AND BARWOOD LAND

The Directors of Barwood create two new companies - Barwood Homes, a regional housebuilder and Barwood Development Securities (“BDSL”), a strategic land promotor.  BDSL is set up with seed finance from Development Securities PLC and trades under the brand, Barwood Land.

2011 ABERDEEN STRATEGIC LAND FUND

Barwood Land (BDSL – see above) raises a £15 million joint venture fund with a client of Aberdeen Asset Management.

2012 REGIONAL PROPERTY GROWTH FUND I

Barwood Capital raises £18 million of equity commitments for its Regional Property Growth Fund I.  The Fund is raised from HNWIs and a UK corporate pension fund. It is now fully invested in nine development, planning and asset management opportunities mainly within the industrial/logistics and office sectors. This Fund has since been realised and delivered a 16% IRR to investors.

2014 ROCKSPRING PIM STRATEGIC LAND FUND / BARWOOD DEVELOPMENTS SOLD

Barwood Land (BDSL) secures £15 million of investment from Rockspring PIM for the promotion of unallocated land through the planning process, primarily for residential development.

In the same year, Delancey acquires a majority stake in BDL, which it rebrands as db symmetry to focus on development of large-scale logistics sites. Db symmetry is sold to Tritax Big Box REIT plc in 2019.

2015 REGIONAL PROPERTY GROWTH FUND II

Barwood Capital raises £34 million of equity commitments for its Regional Property Growth Fund II.  The Fund is raised from HNWIs and a UK corporate pension fund. It is now fully invested in 13 outstanding commercial and residential development and asset management opportunities. This Fund is currently forecast to deliver above 15% IRR per annum to investors.

2017 REGIONAL PROPERTY GROWTH FUND III /
BARWOOD HOMES & LAND SOLD

Barwood Capital raises £76 million of equity commitments for its Regional Property Growth Fund III and a further £30 million through co-investment. The Fund is raised from HNWIs, and two UK pension funds. This is now fully committed across 21 outstanding commercial and care home development and asset management opportunities. This Fund is on track to deliver its target return of 15% IRR per annum to investors.

In the same year, Barwood Homes and Barwood Land (BDSL) are sold to a European Private Equity Investor.

2018 RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Barwood Capital launches an innovative way for private investors to invest in UK regional residential developments. The Platform targets a 1.25x equity multiple for investors and is open for registration at any time.

2019 REGIONAL PROPERTY GROWTH FUND IV /
REGIONAL PROPERTY INCOME FUND II

Barwood Capital launches two new funds; Regional Property Growth Fund IV and Regional Property Income Fund II.

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