Yoo Capital Management is a privately-held partnership formed by seasoned investment professionals, each with 25+ years of industry experience, who specialise in transforming underperforming real estate assets and companies into future institutional-quality core assets. The founding partners come from private equity, development and branding firms and bring over £9.5bn+ of principal investing experience and asset turnarounds in the mixed-use, hospitality, leisure, healthcare and residential sectors.
The firm recently formed a long-term partnership with Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist co-investment platform which specialises in identifying and investing in best-in-class emerging managers in the real asset space, to launch a series of real estate funds. In late 2019, the joint venture has launched Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P., a new £400m closed-ended opportunistic real estate fund, which had a first close in April 2020.
The firm has comprehensive in house capabilities to originate, structure, negotiate, underwrite, develop and asset mange real estate repositioning, turnaround and value add investments in edge-of-prime and infill locations in the UK and greater London area. Historically, Yoo Capital Management has invested in over £2.0bn AUM and 3.0m sq ft of development across the UK and predominantly Greater London area.
Of principle investing experience in corporate opportunities and asset turnarounds in the mixed use, hospitality and residential sectors
Investing in it’s first dedicated
£200 million UK real estate fund
Professionals who provide in-house expertise in Investment, Asset & Development Management, Design, Sales and PR/Marketing
Sqft of commercial, leisure, residential and retail development
The firm acts as principal investor, asset manager and developer in all of its investments and is led by seasoned professionals in Investment, Asset & Development Management, Tax and Accounting; they come from top global private equity firms, major public and global investment and development companies and big-four tax and accounting firms.
The firm adheres to the highest standards of business practices, financial accountability, ethical conduct and reporting transparency.
YCIM announce first close of YCFII L.P.
in April 2020
Launch of Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P. (£400M) Yoo Capital Management partners with Astarte Capital Partners
Olympia announces £750M investment to transform Olympia into London’s new creative arts, entertainment and exhibition district
Yoo Capital Management partners with Deutsche Finance International (DFI, the direct investment fund management arm of DFG) to acquire Olympia London Exhibition Centre, a £1.3B mixed use/regeneration project from Capco (LSE: CAPC)
Yoo Capital Management signs with Deutsche Finance Group (DFG) for its first pledge fund of £200M
Yoo Capital Management announces investment in over 1.0M sqft across Central London; Closing of Hoola Towers with Venn Capital and Kew Capital for £154M
Closing of Vauxhall Sky Gardens Tower with Frasers Property Ltd (SGX: TQ5) for £135M
Closing of Greenwich Square with LJ Capital and Mace Ltd for £225M
Yoo Capital Management established by John Hitchcox and Lloyd Lee
Closing of Silkstream
Lloyd Lee joins multi-billion global investment fund, Marathon Asset Management
Lloyd Lee serves at Managing Director, Starwood Capital Europe, and opens office in London
Andrew Thorpe joins as Managing Director to manage the private investment office of YOO, which is formed as Yoo Capital
Launch of Lakes by YOO, the UK’s most successful luxury residential second home destination
John Hitchcox, global property entrepreneur, forms global brand YOO
Closing of Bankside Lofts
John Hitchcox co-founds Manhattan Loft Corporation in London
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