Long Harbour has launched its European Ground Lease Fund, a new vehicle that will invest in ground leases on residential and commercial real estate assets across Europe. The Long Harbour Euro Secured Income 1 Fund (LHESIF 1) will be managed by Richard Silva. The company has an initial €30m to deploy through the new fund, and a further €370m committed from investors, bringing the total available to €400m. The vehicle will target ground leases in strong European markets, including Germany and Ireland, and across all asset classes.
Richard Silva, Executive Director at Long Harbour, said: “Our first dedicated European Ground Lease Fund will target commercial real estate assets in high-performing European markets. We will provide residential landowners with a new source of finance by investing in their ground leases, unlocking the value of their land. This approach will allow landlords to concentrate on their buildings and occupiers. We know that the ground lease model works well in the UK and US, and we believe there is significant demand emerging within Europe.”