CGI of the 111 new homes PRS scheme in Kirkstall, Leeds.
CGI of the 111 new homes PRS scheme in Kirkstall, Leeds.

Property finance lender LendInvest backs Leeds PRS scheme with £12.5m deal

LendInvest, the London-based specialist property finance lender, has completed a £12.5m financing deal with KMRE Group to build 111 new homes in Kirkstall, Leeds.

The whole development will be managed as a PRS scheme and was forward sold before construction commenced to an investment management group.

The project, which is currently in the early-construction phase, is expected to be completed by March 2019.

The total GDV is forecast at £17.25m and the average unit will be worth £155k.

All of the 111 units funded by this development finance loan will be available for rent. The homes will range from one to three-bed apartments.

Steve Larkin, director of development at LendInvest, commented: “KMRE Group is an experienced development business that is focused on providing new homes in parts of Yorkshire where they are most urgently needed. It’s been a pleasure to be able to work with them for a second time in less than a year.

“Funding a multi-million pound deal with a borrower that’s able to strike important PRS deals with global asset managers also demonstrates how far we have come as a development lender, and the caliber of client LendInvest is able to attract and retain.”

Kam Mogul, managing director of KMRE Group, added: “We’re delighted to work with the LendInvest team for a second time on a deal that is of critical importance to the Kirkstall neighbourhood where new rental options are in high demand.

“LendInvest was able to turn round the terms of this deal efficiently and quickly for us, so that we can continue to focus on growing our business and finding more end-buyers like our current investors.”

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