• “The firm plans to raise £6m through a private share placement and has already signed £42m development loan facility, money that will fund the first handful of sites Lloyd identifies.”
    – City A.M., Oliver Gill

Holmes Investment Properties originated as a partnership between two well known families.

This original partnership has been used as a base to branch out to secure more leisure partners, as Holmes Investment Partners now finds land, then finances the purchase and development of sites creating purpose built, commercial venues for sports, leisure and entertainment. Current partners include HIP Entertainment, a partly-owned subsidiary of HIP, Flip Out, the UK’s largest trampoline operator, Team Sport go-karting, the biggest go-karting brand in the country and Omni Fight Club, a small but growing class-based kickboxing gym-style venue.

How it Works

HIP will find the land and put an option on it to purchase, subject to Planning agreement.

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Once planning is agreed, HIP will fund and purchase the land and fund the construction of the leisure venue.

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Our partners will then pay a rental yield to HIP.

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The UK Leisure Market

In 2016, the UK experienced its 7th consecutive year of economic growth and consumer spending on leisure services saw a 7.8% rise. A typical household in the UK now spends around 22% of its weekly outgoings on leisure as consumers continue to prioritize experience-based products. [Family Expenditure Survey, 2014] As a result, the UK leisure industry has achieved a market valuation of over £4 billion and 4% growth rates are predicted year on year [Savills, 2017].

Given leisure market performance, it is perhaps unsurprising that investors demand for shares currently outstrips demand. Part of the appeal for investors is that leisure industry investments are one of the few real estate opportunities offering leases up to and exceeding 25 years.