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Avison Young to structure and raise capital for U.K. affordable housing platform

by Andrea Zander

Avison Young has been instructed by Value Group to advise on structuring and raising of capital for a platform that produces 100 percent affordable housing developments across London and Southeast England, without the use of grant funding.

“This is a unique and exciting opportunity that will create a substantial and sustainable portfolio of assets, giving the private sector the opportunity to play a significant part in the delivery and management of affordable homes. We envisage a weight of capital, both domestic and international, that will be attracted to this opportunity to create demonstrable social value,” said Richard Stonehouse, principal and head of residential investment at Avison Young.

The platform has almost 600 units completed or in-development and is scaling up to 10,000 units and £2 billion ($2.7 billion) in capital commitments. The platform will be a registered provider of social housing and the first private-sector, fully integrated investor, deve

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