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With the global interest rate environment at all-time lows and banks paying a meager annual rate on savings, which is typically lower than the inflation rate, investors are having to search for opportunities to make their capital work harder. Balmain Private has created a digital concept where the group originates low Loan to Value (LVR) senior debt for real estate assets, which investors can then participate in via a digital platform. Balmain Discrete Mortgage Income Trusts provide investors the ability to invest alongside or “pari-passu” to Balmain, in individual, first mortgage secure loans.
Managed entirely online, the loans have already been originated, approved and funded by Balmain, are fixed term and get a significant participation from Self Managed Super Funds.
“We have over $200,000,000funds under management currently with about 950 individual investors,” Says Balmain Private head of Distribution, Tom Sherston.
“The minimum investment in any loan is $10,000, with typical terms ranging from a few months to three years, with the average net return so far sitting at 7.86 percent, paid monthly”.
Of the Loans repaid 46 percent have exceeded their Target Rate of Return, while the rest have met theirs.
A residential investment in Brookwater, Queensland, of $5,000,000 over three months, earned a return of 10.34 percent, based on a Target Rate of Return of 7.65 percent. Security on the loan was a first registered mortgage General Security Agreement (GSA), guarantees and indemnities from the director and related entities.
In Wetherill Park, NSW, an investment into a commercial development site met its 10.50 percent Target Rate of Return, following a three-month term. The loan amount was $4,471,000, with an LVR of 62 percent.
A $2,700,000 loan on a commercial/residential investment in the ACT exceeded its 10 percent Target Rate of Return, earning an actual return of 11.25 percent over a four-month term.
In Greenvale, Victoria, a $2,100,000 loan over a five-month term, met its Target Rate of Return of 7.6 percent. The security on that loan was a first registered mortgage, GSA, personal guarantees for the full amount of the loan plus interest.
Home loan approvals have fallen significantly off the back of the APRA and the Royal Commission initiatives together with new Responsible Lending Criteria. The ABS recently reported that home loan approvals have fallen by 13.6% year on year and within that, investment loans have come back by c.20%
Off the back of successfully settling a $48m syndicated first mortgage for a residential apartment development in Sans Souci just weeks ago, Sydney-based real estate investment manager Centennial Property Group (CPG) opened a new fund with a focus on the industrial and logistics market, Centennial Industrial and Logistics Fund II (CIL II). The fund, available only to wholesale and private high net worth investors, opened on 1 November and was seeking to raise c. $38 million. CPG closed the fund less than two weeks later, well before the official close date, due to oversubscription.
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