How Brickowner Property Investment Works

Selection and Due Diligence

Combining Property Expertise With Our Rigorous Due Diligence Process.

Our due diligence process helps drive our success. At the selection stage, we carry out research on the track record of the developers and asset managers behind our projects. Our investment committee conducts a 360 due diligence analysis into the property assets, including the security, diversification, local market and realistic projected returns.

We focus on establishing commercial viability, identify key risks, and are not afraid to turn projects down. For projects that pass the due diligence stage, Brickowner will put legal and security agreements in place that are in line with the proposed opportunity, to help protect the investment, whilst aiming to provide a balanced return.

We recognise that the nature of property investment is never straightforward, and contingencies need to be built into the financial modelling. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, we strive to take a conservative approach in our due diligence.

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The Real Estate Assets

Streamlined Alternative Investments

Qualified investors can benefit from asset backed investments to diversify their portfolios through different real estate investment types, locations, and terms. SSAS investors have the ability to generate more tax-efficient returns, as many of our property investments are SSAS eligible.

Brickowner’s investment platform offers a range of property investment opportunities across residential and commercial real estate in the form of portfolios, developments and multiple projects

Investors have the option to use our secondary market to access closed investments, add to their position in an investment they already hold, or to sell some or all of an investment they already own.

Property investment can be risky and it must be noted that your capital is at risk. Investors should also be aware that listing an investment on the secondary market does not guarantee a sale.

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Our Model

Reducing The Administrative Burden of Property Investing

Brickowner’s technology means it takes minutes rather than weeks to complete the legal and administrative process of investing in property. Our model allows us to provide an automated investment experience within a compliant structure.

We use an FCA regulated custodian/nominee to hold the legal interest for the investors (part of Woodside Corporate Services FRN467652). This helps reduce the administrative burden of investing and allow the investments to be traded on our secondary market.

Investors’ funds are held in an individual ring-fenced wallet administered by Mangopay. Read more about how your investment is safeguarded.

We have specifically built our model with safeguarding and security in mind to help mitigate the challenges and risks associated with property transactions. Despite these safeguarding measures, nothing is guaranteed. These investments are inherently risky and you could lose some or all of your money through the investment.

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Our Platform

Transparent and user-friendly investment experience

We have designed our platform to make the timely, expensive but necessary processes required for property investment as straightforward as possible.

Our aim is to deliver a transparent and user-friendly investment experience. Whilst we are technology-led, we are also people-focused. Every investor is assigned a dedicated account manager, who is on hand at every step of the process.

Self-certified investors can set up an account in minutes. Once registered, they can view our investment opportunities, sign relevant legal investment documentation, invest in and track their portfolio. We aim to keep investors informed through updates and milestones on the dashboard and investors can utilise the secondary market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can invest with Brickowner?

Who can invest with Brickowner?

Due to the risks inherent in our investments, they are only available to what’s called ‘qualified’ investors, who meet set criteria. Investors will need to self-certify as either high net worth, a sophisticated investor, or a company investor before using the platform. Find out more about self-certification here >>>

Can I invest with my SSAS?

Yes, we can accept SSAS investment. We can work with your SSAS pension administrator to discuss investing your pension funds into our projects. We can work with all SSAS pension administrators. Administrators have varying requirements so the process will be slightly different depending on who we are working with.

To find out more and to help you get started simply set up an account and contact us at hello@brickowner.com. Someone will be in contact to talk you through the process.

How do I fund my Brickowner Account?

Our minimum investment is £2,500. Your money is held in an online wallet by MangoPay until the point of investment. More information about MangoPay is available here.

Funding by debit card

We accept Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Solo and Maestro. The funds appear in your Brickowner account immediately.

Funding by bank transfer

When you choose to fund your Brickowner account by bank transfer, you will be given the details to transfer your funds. The funds can take up to three business days to appear in your Brickowner account.

You can find out more from our help centre on add funds to your account here>>>

Risk Summary

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1. You could lose all the money you invest

• It is common for property funds to lose money over time.

2. You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

• The business offering this investment is not regulated by the FCA. Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) only considers claims against failed regulated firms. Learn more about FSCS protection here.

• The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here.

3. You won't get your money back quickly

• Even if the fund you invest in is successful, it may take several years to get your money back. You are unlikely to be able to sell your investment early.

4. Don't put all your eggs in one basket

• Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.

• A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

5. The value of your investment can be reduced

• The percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. The fund is likely to issue multiple rounds of shares.

• These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don't have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA's website here.

Welcome to Brickowner

The material on the website is intended exclusively for high net worth investors, sophisticated investors and investment professionals. Only these categories of investor will be permitted to participate in the investment opportunities available on the website. A high net worth investor includes an individual with an annual income of at least £100,000 or net assets (excluding principal residence and pensions) of £250,000. A sophisticated investor includes an individual with relevant previous experience in unlisted investments. For more detailed information about the eligibility criteria, please see here. The content of the website is exempt from the general restriction on unauthorised firms communicating financial promotions. If you are unsure about your categorisation or about investing in unlisted property funds, please consult an appropriately qualified independent financial advisor.