Islandbridge Properties was founded in 2009 by Gary Couch, who has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having built the Apollo Group into a £450 million business. After an initial partial share sale to Lloyds Development Capital in 2007, the Apollo Group was bought by Halifax Bank of Scotland and subsequently merged with the Keepmoat Group in 2012.
We have significant capital reserves to deploy and we will consider opportunities that have the potential for high profitability. Our current preferred equity investment range is between £1m and £25m.
In addition to our in-house team, we work closely with a wide range of property professionals, including acquisition brokers, architects, planning specialists, designers, engineers and contractors.
We have a motivated team of both shareholders and investors whose passion for high-quality property development coupled with high-returning property investment yields positive returns.
Islandbridge Properties operates in two distinct sectors. Our property investment arm acquires and improves existing properties for long-term investment returns, while our property development arm inaugurates and develops sites for immediate sale.
Our investment division focuses on acquiring income-producing stock to provide for maximum dividend returns to our shareholders. Achieving maximum capital growth in the underlying asset through the period of ownership is a principal driver of our strategy.
We apply sensible funding techniques to limit the amount of shareholders’ equity, leading to the maximising of profit over equity invested.
Our property development team looks at opportunities in desirable locations. We work with a select team of architects and consultants throughout the process, and our scrutiny and eye for detail ensures that every property we complete is one that we would be proud to call home.