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Property Partnerships

Apex Builders is a Johannesburg based property development company that specializes in residential development. Over the years we have successfully undertaken several joint venture projects with investors and land owners to develop small to medium sized apartment and townhouse complexes.

Apex Builders uses a powerful property development system which has been proven highly effective at any stage of the property cycle. Our objective is to ensure our development projects are of the highest standard and tailored to the needs of the market in which they are built and structured around the best use of land to ensure solid returns relatively quickly, effortlessly and with minimal risk.

We integrate extensive market research and apply the expertise of over 60 years of combined development experience of our senior management team to carry out our projects carefully in order to ensure profitable outcomes for all stakeholders.                                                                               

At Apex Builders we believe that to be successful in the long term, one has to deliver an exceptional product that appeals to the ultimate buyer, whilst ensuring a healthy profit for investors. At Apex Builders all operations are carried out with utmost transparency.  Integrity and transparency is the cornerstone of our business model.

How we can help with your property development project

Savvy property developers looking to design and construct apartments, townhouses or units in Johannesburg primarily want to know 4 things:

  • what are my development options?
  • How much will it cost?
  • When will my project start and finish?
  • How much profit will I make?

We are able to offer the unique service to our customers of an end to end process, from feasibility, design, quote, approvals and build.

We provide our clients with a full feasibility assessment and buyer demand analysis, so right from the start we can answer these vital questions. We will also provide clients an estimated completion date to help set their expectations.

Partnership models

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APEX BUILDERS offers opportunities for land owners to maximise the value of their land by joint venturing with us on a property development venture. This would enable the land owner to receive full valuation price for their property and also participate in the development profit from the project. This could be an exciting way for a land owner to learn about property development (if they wish to do so) and to watch the transformation of their property while reaping the financial rewards of not simply selling to a developer at valuation price alone.

Alternatively the land owner may elect to be compensated for their land in part or in whole by retaining some of the completed property at the completion of the project.

The possibilities are endless, therefore we encourage land owners to express their needs and Apex Builders will assess the potential and profitability of the site and will structure the project deal with you to make it mutually beneficial for both parties.

Through our joint venture model:

  • The land owner will be guaranteed the value of the land (as per an independent valuation).
  • The land owner will receive a share of the development profit.
  • The property will remain in the land owner’s name until development completion.
  • The entire project will be carried out by Apex Builders, leaving the land owner stress free.
  • The land owner may choose to take their investment profits in cash or choose to own finished properties or a combination of both.

 

The Next Steps for a Potential Investor

  1. We meet with the potential investor or land owner for an informal consultation to discuss the investor’s needs, the risks, rewards and the responsibilities of each party as well as answer any questions the investor may have. If the investor wishes to proceed further, we will determine a suitable investment strategy for the capital the investor has at their disposal. At this stage, Apex will proceed to source a potential site for a joint venture development. There will be no upfront cost and no obligation for the investor.
  2. We meet with the investor for a second no obligation consultation to discuss potential projects that suit the investor’s criteria. This includes the types of development, time frames, potential profit/return, finance structures & legal contracts. We will provide the investor with all the information that they require to perform due diligence in consultation with their own accountants and solicitors.
  3. Once the investor has conducted their due diligence and decided to proceed with the opportunity, we will arrange another meeting/s to facilitate the accounting and legal considerations for the project.
  4. From this point onwards, Apex Builders assumes responsibility of seeing the project to successful completion. We will obtain the required finance, get the development approvals and permits, tender the building contract, project manage the construction process as well as market the sale all the way through to settlement. The investor can choose to learn the development process through us, or choose to sit back and reap the rewards at the end. All project matters including communications with consultants will be updated in real-time on the cloud to maintain full transparency and integrity throughout the project.”

This is an ideal investment strategy for investors with larger amounts of capital. This system allows the investor to become a passive property developer and share in the development profit at the conclusion of a project. The investor will receive a share of between 50 to 60 percent of the development profit, depending on the size and financial structure of the project.

This strategy can be summarized in 6 steps:

  1. We locate a profitable development site.
  2. We conduct the feasibility and due diligence, and present the opportunity to the investors in an easy-to-understand format.
  3. We source the remainder of the development finance if needed.
  4. The property is purchased in the investor’s name. The investor is therefore as legal owner of the property, therefore giving the investor total security of ownership.
  5. We manage the whole development process from start to finish.
  6. Upon completion, the money received from the sale of finished product will be applied in this order:
  • Repayment of the development finance.
  • Repayment of the investor’s equity contribution to the project.
  • Net Profits shared between the investor and Apex Builders.

 

The Next Steps for a Potential Investor

  1. We meet with the potential investor or land owner for an informal consultation to discuss the investor’s needs, the risks, rewards and the responsibilities of each party as well as answer any questions the investor may have. If the investor wishes to proceed further, we will determine a suitable investment strategy for the capital the investor has at their disposal. At this stage, Apex Builders will proceed to source a potential site for a joint venture development. There will be no upfront cost and no obligation for the investor.
  2. We meet with the investor for a second no obligation consultation to discuss potential projects that suit the investor’s criteria. This includes the types of development, time frames, potential profit/return, finance structures & legal contracts. We will provide the investor with all the information that they require to perform due diligence in consultation with their own accountants and solicitors.
  3. Once the investor has conducted their due diligence and decided to proceed with the opportunity, we will arrange another meeting/s to facilitate the accounting and legal considerations for the project.
  4. From this point onwards, Apex Builders assumes responsibility of seeing the project to successful completion. We will obtain the required finance, get the development approvals and permits, project manage the construction process as well as market the sale all the way through to settlement. The investor can choose to learn the development process through us, or choose to sit back and reap the rewards at the end. All project matters including communication will regularly be communicated in bi-weekly reports to maintain full transparency and integrity throughout the project.

Here are a few other reasons why you should consider us for your next property development project

  Transparent, competitive fixed price quotation:

Enjoy the confidence of receiving a competitive, fixed price quotation upfront. Our open and honest nature is obvious in our transparent quoting.

  Customized to maximize returns:

No two developments are the same. We customise your design solution, seeing the possibilities others don’t to maximise your profit.

  A tailored specification:

We can tailor the specification and level of finish of your development to best suit the location of the project and buyer expectations. Ensuring you offer a final product that will meet the market and give you the best possible chance of achieving your goals.

  Full planning and project management:

From council planning approvals to full project management of the build, we professionally manage your new house, unit, townhouse or apartment project, keeping communication lines open and your best interests at the forefront at all times.

  Design and Construct:

We are a design and construct builder and provide a complete in-house design solution. We know there are often ways to design a project to ensure the cost of construction is kept to a minimum. This results in a more cost effective design, and ultimately a greater return.

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