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As the market is picking up and confidence is growing in the sector, you may be thinking about the future. If you’re looking to grow, or even exit, the skills of a specialist property professional can make all the difference.

Whether you’re looking for a new site or wanting to know the best location for fee rates and self-funding clients, a specialist property professional can help. With many years’ experience, a true understanding of the market, a network of prospective buyers or sellers and the ability to be discreet in the process, the specialist property professionals here have a wealth of experience to meet your specific business needs.

Burford Care Homes

Tel: 07898 764748
Email: paul@burfordcarehomes.co.uk
Website: www.burfordcarehomes.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes;
  • Care homes with nursing;
  • Dementia services;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Specialist care.

Services

  • Sales;
  • Acquisitions.

Dobson Grey

Tel: 01789 298006
Email: kdobson@dobson-grey.co.uk
Website: www.dobson-grey.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care and nursing homes;
  • Supported living;
  • Assisted living;
  • Old age;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Mental health;
  • Charities;
  • Not-for-profit;
  • Local authorities;
  • Primary Care Trusts.

Services

  • Acquisition and disposal advice;
  • Development and project management;
  • Property and site finding;
  • Market research;
  • Profit maximisation;
  • Economic viability appraisals;
  • Investment and brokerage;
  • Land assembly;
  • Lease, contract negotiations;
  • Section 106 negotiations;
  • Development appraisals and analysis;
  • Planning lobbying support;
  • Identifying and securing occupiers/purchasers.

Carterwood Ltd

Tel: 08458 690777
Email: info@carterwood.co.uk
Website: www.carterwood.co.uk

Amanda Nurse
Director
Tel: 0845 869 0777
Email: amanda.nurse@carterwood.co.uk

Ben Hartley
Director
Tel: 0845 869 0777
Email: ben.hartley@carterwood.co.uk

Sectors

  • Elderly care;
  • Dementia services;
  • Mental health;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Drug and alcohol dependence;
  • Extra care;
  • Assisted living;
  • Care villages;
  • Sheltered housing;
  • Close care;
  • Acquired brain injury;
  • Domiciliary care;
  • Supported living;
  • Independent hospitals;
  • Acute hospitals;
  • Children’s nurseries;
  • Children’s homes;
  • Residential special schools.

Services

  • Agency;
  • Valuation;
  • Consultancy.

Lead individuals

Ben and Amanda formed Carterwood in 2008 and have both worked exclusively within the longterm care sector since qualifying as Chartered Surveyors, Amanda in 1992 and Ben latterly in 2001.

Although Amanda has Director responsibility her main focus is Carterwood’s agency division. Her in-depth knowledge of the market and her skill and experience in handling detailed negotiations have ensured steady growth and a growing reputation for the agency.

Ben’s experience and focus on the specialist consultancy and valuation work that Carterwood undertakes has helped the company to become one of the leading providers of advice in relation to the care home, extra care and care village sectors. Ben is often asked to act as an expert witness in relation to planning appeals, where his depth of technical knowledge provides particular insight.

Company information

The company prides itself on having an individual style and personality. This is driven by the approach of Amanda and Ben, who run a business that reflects their personal and professional values.

They are supported by a highly skilled and proficient team who share these values and work over the three sectors of the operation.

Tom Harrison was the company’s first appointment at Associate level and his experience includes valuation, consultancy, sale and acquisition advice, as well as specialist work for banks and insolvency practitioners.

The company’s client list reads like a who’s who of the sector and Carterwood is now firmly established as a serious player within the social care arena, with a very strong record in consultancy, sale and acquisition.

Cooper Healthcare Ltd

Tel: 07837 335545
Email: samantha@cooper-healthcare.com
Website: www.cooper-healthcare.com

Samantha Cooper
Managing Director
Tel: 07837 335545
Email: samantha@cooper-healthcare.com

Ian Catterall
Tel: 07912 696218
Email: ian@cooper-healthcare.com

Sectors

  • Elderly care;
  • Specialist mental health facilities;
  • Children’s homes;
  • Turnkey development opportunities;
  • Learning disability homes;
  • Foster care agencies.

 Services

  • Acquisition;
  • Disposal;
  • Consultancy;
  • Analysis.

Lead individuals

Samantha Cooper, Managing Director, has over 25 years’ industry experience as a commercial and residential agent, specialising in the acquisition and disposal of care businesses throughout the UK including elderly care, specialist mental health facilities, children’s homes, turnkey development opportunities, learning disability homes and foster care agencies. With Samantha as your consultant you have direct access to her knowledge and extensive expertise, and can be completely assured that she will manage the whole sale process from inception to completion.

Samantha is recognised for her passion, energy and knowledge assisting operators and purchasers throughout all the stages of the transaction.

Ian Catterall recently joined Cooper Healthcare to strengthen the company’s presence locally and nationally and to assist his sister in growing the family business, boasting over 15 years’ successful industry experience.

Ian specialises in personal account relationships from sole traders to large corporate companies. Previous employment includes, a leading group of estate agents, specialising in the disposal of residential properties in the North West where Ian prided himself on giving a personal touch which made him a top achiever in target sales. Ian has exceptional knowledge, expertise and focus for client relations which will greatly benefit Cooper Healthcare as they continue to grow.

Company information

Cooper Healthcare is an established, nationwide property consultancy offering a more personalised and consultative approach to the healthcare sector. We pride ourselves on working with operators to achieve the best outcome from their business, providing a personal, discreet and client focussed service.

Our prestigious sales brochure sets ourselves ahead of our competition because of its thorough detail and granular analysis, enabling vendors to promote their home(s) without any disruption to their day to day business. If you are considering selling, now or in the future and would like a discreet, confidential consultation and a free financial analysis of your business, please contact us.

DC Care

Tel: 01937 849 268
Email: sales@dccare.co.uk
Website: www.dccare.co.uk

Alison Taylor BA (Hons) BIM
Regional Director (North)
Tel: 07825 353748
Email: ataylor@dccare.co.uk

Andrew Sandel
Regional Director (South)
Tel: 07825 206777
Email: asandel@dccare.co.uk

Sectors

  • Elderly care and nursing home;
  • Children’s homes;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Mental health;
  • Vacant care homes;
  • Care home groups;
  • Care home sites;
  • Care homes in administration or receivership;
  • Charities and not-for-profit;
  • Local authorities.

Services

  • Sales and acquisitions;
  • Care home appraisals;
  • Marketing reports.

Lead individuals

With over a decade of specialist healthcare experience, Alison joined DC Care in 2010 and in that time has concluded sales of a range of businesses, from closed care homes, homes in administration, to well-performing larger operational groups. Her extensive transactional, appraisal and relationship management experience gained in this and other specialised industries enables her to quickly grasp the often very individual facets of any sale. Alison provides a number of lenders with marketing reports, enabling decisions to be made on the future of businesses showing early signs of distress and also advises clients and investors on portfolio development matters.

Andrew has a wealth of experience in business transfer having been in the industry since 1998. Prior to this, a background in internal auditing provided the relevant accounting experience required in order to give care home owners an accurate appraisal of their business. Since joining in January 2010, Andrew has built an excellent network of contacts in all aspects of care. A real hands-on and personal approach to the entire selling process has resulted in DC Care significantly increasing its presence in the south, making it one of the most active specialist agents in the sector.

Company information

DC Care has concluded over 380 transactions, with a total value of approximately half a billion pounds. Our goal is to maximise the outcome for every one of our clients.

The team is focused on service and acts for either vendors or purchasers in relation to buying and selling companies and operational care businesses, empty units for redevelopment and the sale and acquisition of development sites.

We provide assistance on exit strategy planning, portfolio realignment, targeted acquisitions and administrations, liaising closely with carefully chosen professional partners to build a due diligence team where appropriate. Each member of the team has hands-on, specialist experience, gained over many years. This expertise, coupled with the wider commercial experience of the principals, means we are able to offer practical, relevant and commercial advice to our clients.

DC Care is the trading name of The Franklyn (Developments) Limited.

HPC

Tel: 01904 529110
Email: enquiries@healthcarepc.co.uk
Website: www.healthcarepc.co.uk

Sectors

  • Specialists in social care;
  • Care and nursing homes;
  • Independent hospitals;
  • Old age;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Mental health;
  • Assisted/independent living developments;
  • Investments.

Services 

  • Sales and acquisitions;
  • Site feasibility reports;
  • Care home trading assessments;
  • Care needs assessments (for planning applications);
  • Formal valuation advice;
  • Expert witness evidence;
  • Strategic advice to group operators;
  • Social care research.

Swordfish Property Enterprises Ltd

Tel: 0208 455 5929
Email: stevenjf@btinternet.com
Website: www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-feldman/1/413/400

Sectors

  • Care home;
  • Elderly care;
  • Dementia services;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Acquired brain injury;
  • Mental health;
  • Drug and alcohol dependence;
  • Care villages;
  • Health centres/doctors’ surgeries.

Services

  • Development opportunities;
  • Land sourcing.

JLL

Tel: 0207 087 5858
Email: Healthcare@eu.jll.com
Website: www.jll.co.uk/healthcare

James Hanson
Lead Director of Healthcare
Tel: 07779 225392
Email: james.hanson@eu.jll.com

Phil Hall
Chairman of Healthcare
Tel: 0207 852 4622
Email: phil.hall@eu.jll.com

Sectors

  • Retirement housing and housing with care;
  • Care homes;
  • GP practises and pharmacies;
  • Day centres and nurseries;
  • Education;
  • Dentists;
  • Hospitals;
  • Learning disability and mental health.

Services

  • Research;
  • Transactional;
  • Funding and financial restructuring;
  • Valuation;
  • Operational consultancy;
  • Strategic planning.

Lead individuals

James is the Lead Director and is a recognised national specialist in the sector with over 20 years’ experience. In that time he has advised healthcare operators, social care companies, landlords and investors and has a deep understanding of how private sector businesses can create value and work collaboratively with the public sector. James’s work covers corporate strategy, agency, commercial due diligence, valuation, funding and development.

He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on the British Property Federation Healthcare Committee.

Phil Hall is Chairman of JLL’s Healthcare team and has over 25 years’ experience in the sector, advising operators, banks and investors. Given his wide-ranging experience and expertise, his advice is particularly sought on strategic issues including acquisitions of operational businesses, loan restructurings and business reviews. Whilst predominantly UK-based, his work extends to include projects in Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China and India. Clients find his insight into international healthcare trends and capital flows particularly relevant in today’s increasingly global market.

Company information

JLL is a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management. The JLL Healthcare team is part of our newly created Alternatives division. For over 30 years JLL has been leading the way in the Alternatives market, building strong sector teams that offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to our clients. Our Alternatives division draws these teams under one umbrella, allowing us to provide our clients with a streamlined approach to maximising their investments across the portfolio of ‘Alternative’ sectors.

Our dedicated Healthcare experts are based out of London, Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh. Our global reach makes us a partner of choice and our transactional work is increasingly global.

Our holistic approach enables us to respond to increasing client demands and makes us unique in the current marketplace for advising clients on healthcare transactions. In 2014, we advised on over £4bn of healthcare transactions with a further £375m currently under instruction.

Knight Frank LLP

Tel: 0207 861 1153
Email: alyssia.smart@knightfrank.com
Website: www.knightfrank.co.uk/healthcare

Christopher Wishart Partner – Healthcare
Tel: 0207 861 1076
Email: chris.wishart@knightfrank.com

Julian Evans Partner – Head of Healthcare
Tel: 0207 861 1147
Email: julian.evans@knightfrank.com

Sectors

  • Care homes;
  • Learning disability and mental disorder units;
  • Physical disability and ABI units;
  • Mental health and secure units;
  • Day centres and nurseries;
  • Hospitals and surgeries;
  • Pharmacies and dental practices;
  • Assisted living and retirement villages;
  • Development sites.

 Services

  • Strategic consultancy;
  • Development consultancy;
  • Sales and acquisitions;
  • Valuation;
  • Portfolio consultancy;
  • Research and feasibility studies;
  • Building consultancy and surveys;
  • Planning consultancy;
  • Lease advisory;
  • Property asset management.

Lead individuals

Christopher Wishart is a partner in the healthcare department. Overseeing the acquisition and disposal of care facilities throughout the UK, Christopher has over 15 years’ experience advising a broad range of clients as to the most beneficial and appropriate strategy for achieving a successful sale.

Christopher advises clients ranging from owner operators looking to retire, through to banks and corporate advisers who are acting on the disposal of distressed assets. Christopher commented, ‘No two care homes are the same, so getting under the skin of the business prior to taking it to the market is a key factor, focusing on key transaction points which vendors and purchasers will need to consider. Trust, discretion, market knowledge and taking the time to learn about the objectives of each of my clients are key fundamentals to a successful sale.’

Julian Evans’ experience has primarily concerned acting for corporate and private operators, banks, institutions and funds in the valuation, acquisition and disposal of trading care homes, specialist (acute) care homes, hospitals, day centres, medical surgeries and fixed income throughout the UK and Europe. He is Head of Healthcare.

Company information

Knight Frank is the world’s leading independent global residential and commercial property consultancy. Knight Frank advises on the full spectrum of healthcare property with a dedicated healthcare consultancy team. Having a strong residential arm enables Knight Frank to also recognise properties with potentially higher alternative use values and work with large residential developers to identify sites which could include healthcare.

Understanding the nuances of healthcare businesses and recognising the future of the industry through the identification of new sites and land for development has been highlighted in the Knight Frank Healthcare research reports. Released quarterly, these focus on different sections of the market and give insight into the market.

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