• Valorem has acquired consented and unconsented land for the purpose of ground-up hotel development.
  • Valorem has signed long term leases over hotels to enable a forward funded development.

Current Focus: City centre brownfield land, with or without planning for massing capable of 150-300 hotel keys in the UK and Ireland.

Sector Track Record Case Study

Park Lane, Liverpool

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of a 1.5 acre cleared site in Liverpool city center in 2019 and changed the planning consent from 177 residential units to a 260 key hotel with the benefit of a long-term lease to Dalata plc. Valorem forward funded the development with Aviva in October 2021 having signed a design and build contract with McAleer & Rushe.

Industrial & Logistics

  • Valorem has acquired existing multi-let estates to carry out a repositioning of the asset through active asset management as well as ground up development.
  • Valorem will acquire throughout the UK and Ireland.

Current Focus: Acquisition of existing assets at attractive capital value basis and running/reversionary yield.

Sector Track Record Case Study

Swan Lane Industrial Estate, Wigan

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of the 14.5 acre site with 300,000 square feet of existing multi-let units in 2020 from the owner occupier G2S. The business plan comprised the regear of existing leases, leasing of vacant units, general estate capex as well as a planning application on excess yard area for new build units. Valorem partnered with asset manager Melburg and took asset level debt finance from Europa Capital. Valorem sold the asset to Richardsons in 2022.

Office Repositiong & Ground Up Development

  • Anthony Maxwell-Jones and Martin Claisse invested over £400M of equity in office development and refurbishment in the UK between 2011-2017 with Castleforge Partners.
  • Valorem completed the ground up development of an 80,000 SF office in Dublin between 2018-2022.

Current Focus: Repositioning of secondary assets to alternative uses.

Sector Track Record Case Study

The 8 Building, Dublin

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of a warehouse site in 2018 with planning for the development of a 90,000 square foot office in Dublin. The development comprised of the demolition of the existing warehouse, and the new build construction of the Grade A office building including basement. Valorem partnered with Ekistics Property and local partner Revelate and was advised by CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. Mac Group carried out the design and build construction. The building was sold to Patrizia in 2022.


  • Valorem has acquired consented and unconsented land for the purpose of ground-up residential open market sale and private rental sector development.
  • Valorem has worked with UK councils and government backed entities to deliver a long-term solution to housing requirement.

Current Focus: High yielding residential accommodation or complex stalled developments and land.

Sector Track Record Case Study

Heaps Mill, Liverpool

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of a 2 acre site in Liverpool city center in 2019 and achieved planning consent for 450 residential units across 4 blocks including the conversion of a listed mill building. Having received forward funding offers and contractor tender returns, Valorem decided to exit the scheme on a land sale to local off plan sales developer Legacie in December 2022.

Strategic Land

  • Valorem acted as promoter, option holder and freehold purchaser of brownfield, greenfield and Green Belt land.
  • Valorem has considerable experience with the UK planning system, as well as the disposal or development of land sites.
  • Valorem currently controls over 1,000 acres of strategic land, either with planning or under promotion.

Current Focus: freehold acquisitions acting as an equity release to landowners, with an overage to share upside on planning and disposal

Sector Track Record Case Study

Thickthron Farm, Bedfordshire

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of the 180 acre farm in 2014 from the incumbent farmers at existing agricultural use value. The vendors were granted an overage on future planning upside. Planning consent was achieved for 650 houses in January 2017 and sold to Apache Capital in 2021.

Student Accommodation

  • Valorem has acquired existing student accommodation with a view to implementing asset management initiatives to improve operating margins or regear long term lease contracts with incumbent tenants.
  • Valorem acquired first generation assets with a view to repositioning through planning and onward development.

Current Focus: First generation blocks between 100-600 beds requiring refurbishment or repositioning to alternative uses.

Sector Track Record Case Study

Lea Halls, Luton

Valorem acquired the freehold interest of 454 existing cluster beds leased to Bedford university for the two year remaining period of a 25 year lease. A lease surrender and dilapidation settlement was agreed, enabling the tenant to exit the building and Valorem to pursue alternative uses such as affordable housing or co-living. Valorem achieved residential planning at public enquiry appeal in 2022.