Investec's private client team lends £225m in H1

Investec Real Estate’s private client team has provided over £225m of finance across 25 loans since 1st April 2021.


The new lending takes its total committed loan facilities past £1bn.  

This means that alongside Investec’s corporate team, the company is on track to meet its £750m full year lending target. 

The finance provider’s private client team has lent against commercial and residential schemes primarily in London and the South East, across both investment and development deals. 

It has already lent more in H1 than the whole of 2020/21.

The pipeline in the final stage of the legal process is set to double last year’s lending volumes, with two-thirds in residential development opportunities for build-to-sell and rent.

William Scoular, head of Investec Real Estate’s private client team (pictured above), said: “The success of the vaccine roll out and reduced government restrictions have played a big role in the real estate market bounce back, which is reflected in our very pleasing start to this financial year. 

“At the same time, mirroring the strength of the residential sector, we are growing our development exposure to this part of the market, taking advantage of demand from both domestic and international borrowers and the reluctance of more risk-averse lenders to support the delivery of new product.”

Investec is increasingly working on larger schemes, with its average loan size now at £10m, up from £6m last year.

Its largest loan so far has been £40m, within the team’s target range of £5-50m.

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