Financial advisors FAP (Flatow Advisory Partners GmbH) and international real estate advisor Savills have formed a collaboration to provide finance and transactional advice in the property development market.
FAP and Savills will provide developers with the full range of services such as debt and equity advice to enable investors to minimize the risk associated with both financing and exiting developments. This will allow the developer to focus on working up the scheme.
FAP has specialized in debt and equity financing since 2005 and is a pioneer in independent financing advice, a service that the company is continuously expanding in light of changing finance options.
Curth-C.Flatow, managing partner of FAP, says: "With our knowledge and access to investment capital we are in a position to close the gap between debt finance, provided by a bank, and the developer's equity. Savills international presence will allow further access to potential foreign capital partners whilst providing both the developer and the equity partner with an opportunity to seek independent, high-quality advice on the marketability of the project during negotiations and on completion of transactions to realize these developments."
Since 2010 Savills has successfully responded to the increasing demand for investment opportunities in Germany and abroad and has introduced foreign capital investors to real estate developments in Germany.
Lars-Oliver Breuer, Managing Director of Savills Germany, says: "For many investors property development is ideal to satisfy the requirements on yields and the clear time schedule and various development options are appealing. Investors need sound, independent advice on for example, the analysis of exit and letting risks and their handling within such processes. Savills partnership with FAP allows us to offer the best possible financing structure to the developers, tailor-made to the requirements of both the project and the developer."