Developers

Overview

We partner with  real estate developers to provide equity finance for affordable residential properties.

IHS works with developer partners who have the reputation, organizational depth, track record and financial capacity to execute on the proposed transaction.

If you have a project you would like to discuss with IHS, please contact: info@IHSInvestments.co.za.

Proposed transactions are evaluated in terms of their commercial viability and are subject to our due diligence and our investment committee process.

Products

IHS invests equity (alongside developer partners’ equity and local debt) in for-sale or rental properties.

These equity investments are in new construction or rehabilitation, typically located in large urban areas.

IHS also invests by purchasing turn key developments from experienced developers.

IHS exits their investments through the sale of developed homes or the sale or listing of rental properties.

Process

Our investments go through a thorough approval process which includes:

  • Initial screening for the early identification of suitable deals;
  • Preliminary review by our Investment Committee prior to due diligence;
  • A full due diligence process, including financial modeling to determine the best structure for the proposed transaction;
  • Final approval by the Investment Committee;
  • Negotiation and execution of the relevant legal documents; and
  • Closing and project funding.

The time required from initial screening to closing depends on a number of factors. It generally takes between one and three months to close most transactions following the preliminary approval by Investment Committee. More complex deals may take longer.