Catalyst for Homes (C4H) is a groundbreaking Community Interest Company (CIC).
C4H provides a way for pension funds to invest in creating mixed tenure housing, giving investors high returns at a low level of risk. We work with our partners to source, finance, build and manage new housing, not merely creating commercial value but helping to create desperately needed homes.
Every investment opportunity is bespoke, tailored very much to the needs of our partners. However, in outline what we do is very simple:
C4H identifies investment opportunities, usually in sites which have yet to be built out, and creates consortia to deliver them. Investors acquire the resultant stock, which is then rented out, with investors receiving the income, topped up if desired via any sales income. C4H provides ‘open book’ costing for development and management fees, minimising gross to nett leakage. Critically, unlike other developers, we do not take our development profit immediately but only recover it if, by careful management of the stock, we achieve the returns promised to our investors. The profits we make are not paid to shareholders but reinvested to support the new communities we are creating.
The C4H team provides skills and experience in identifying opportunities, due diligence, planning, design, build delivery, construction finance and long term management. Our delivery partners are blue chip companies. This combination of one-stop delivery, low risk, enhanced returns, and CIC reinvestment, makes the C4H solution uniquely attractive for investors, local authorities, housing associations and local communities promoting land for development.
I hope you will find sufficient information here to investigate our vision with us further. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.