Property Investors | Asset Managers
- We are primarily commercial Property Investors & Asset managers.
- Many of our projects also have a residential angle.
- We generally target mixed use town centre property investments, renovation and asset Management opportunities, prioritising any that provide obvious benefits for local communities.
- We prefer to keep our buildings in the medium to long term.
WHO WE ARE
Casper Douglas is actually named after a dog, who was, in turn, named after the very successful Mancunian industrialist, mill owner and family man - Dougie Ward.
Our first property company was named after one of Dougie's mills - Clarence Mill Developments Ltd - see below.
The other "Dougie" (cocker spaniel) attended the offices of Ramagge & Co in Portland Place W1 during the 1990s, and was often seen at lunchtime in Regents Park.
WHAT WE DO
Casper Douglas Properties (CDP) invest directly or co-invest in many project types. Previous examples include former convents, industrial buildings, period properties and sites.
Our strategy is to create simple, profitable and secure property investments to retain or sell on.
We target mixed use (office/retail/residential/leisure) buildings, vacant or let, within SW London and market towns; especially industrial buildings/estates, business centres & stategic land sites across the UK, close to public transport and local amenities.
We also provide impartial strategic advice and solutions to third party investors, developers and land owners on their existing projects, especially where property is not their primary corporate activity. Areas of expertise include: Investment (commercial tenancies); Development/renovation; Asset Management; Change of use/reconfiguration.
CDP (and our associated companies) have over 120 commercial occupiers within our buildings (including GKN, Elis, Howdens, ATS, Access Community Trust and Culvertronic). Our core aim is to provide the best facilities we possibly can from which our customers can run their businesses with confidence. As a result of this, our properties are home to companies from a wide range of industries and uses including aerospace and electronic technologies, home and car improvements, manufacturers, printers, suppliers, charities, textile and hygiene facility services as well as professions and leisure.
CDI are currently targeting large town centre sites (1 acre +). Delivering successful urban located projects is not only about identifying the best ways to add value to these important assets;
It is also about bringing people together – within communities, business, government, providers of capital – to visualise and ultimately deliver the right mix of uses for the next generation.
We try to deliver schemes that improve their immediate area for the local community.
We are keen to identify new opportunities – either on and off the market - or being quietly marketed - through our extensive contact database.
We are currently prioritising town centres within the industrial, storage, offices, retail, leisure or residential sectors. Any lot size.
Since CDP was set up in 1996, we have bought a wide range of investment and development commercial and residential projects concentrating initially within the retail market.
We have experience in all market sectors including retail, offices, industrial, leisure and residential.
We target mixed use projects with the potential to create additional space or reconfigure through planning, development or renovation.
There might also be a potential break-up opportunity and/or rental growth.
All our projects will have at least 2 or more income sources in order to provide diversity and flexibility.
CDP have also provided a solutions package offering impartial advice to JV developers, investors and asset managers.
Whilst we primarily undertake our own projects, we delight in helping close contacts and trusted clients maximise their existing asset potential.
Areas of expertise in this respect include: residential & commercial property; strategic land; asset management; development/renovation; change of use/reconfiguration.
CDP have undertaken numerous mixed use schemes where a community ethos is usually the driving force.
We primarily concentrate in five key areas; live, work, community, sustainability, and infrastructure.
Our current residential program includes: 12 flats at Spithead Business Centre and up to 8 houses at Chillerton on the Isle of Wight.
Casper Douglas Investments undertake our own mixed use renovation and investment projects;
We have been very active within the retail, office, warehouse, industrial, leisure and residential markets; normally taking on projects where at least two alternative uses are or could be utilised.
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