Here at Signature Living, we do things a little differently.
From our funding scheme to the way we operate, there is no other developer out there creating what we create. Our unique approach sets us apart from the crowd and we’ve singlehandedly created a niche which is monopolising the market.
Over the past nine years, we’ve gone from strength to strength and having just started with a single apartment in Liverpool city centre we now operate a number of luxury hotels, residential developments, bars & restaurants and co-working office space. We have a significant number of developments underway in major cities such as Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff and Preston where our growth is rapidly increasing.
As we continue our growth across the rest of the UK and Europe, there really has been no better time to invest in Signature Living.
The UK’s Decision to Leave the EU
On the 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This decision, which has been shrouded in controversy, has already had a huge impact on the economic climate in the UK, EU and rest of the world.
Before official talks have even been concluded, there is much speculation about the future of the UK and what will happen to personal investments and savings. This Is Money reported that ‘low-interest rates and volatile stock markets are likely to be the order of the day for the foreseeable future’ which in translation means that it is going to be more difficult to build long-term wealth.
However, despite the initial shock of Brexit, here at Signature Living we have defied the odds and in true Signature style, have bucked the trend.
Since the announcement last year, we have seen a steady increase in the interest from overseas property investors wanting to become a part of our journey and who have not been deterred by the prospect of Brexit.
We currently have over 1,000 private investors who have backed our plans, believed in our ideas and seen an impressive return on their investment year on year.
A BBC article by Karishma Vaswani stated, “Research from property investment firm JLL indicates that Asian investors accounted for 28% of the transactions in the UK property market in 2016, up from the 17% the year before.” This is something ourselves have found to be true and the UK offers overseas investors a safe haven where their money can buy them a lot more, especially in the cities Signature Living has developments in.
The use of investors to fund our developments is a little different but is an approach which works incredibly well for us. It has helped us to become the fastest growing developer in Liverpool and we’re proud to be a company shaped by our investors.
Our investment plans are high-yielding, safe and fully managed by our team meaning you can see a better return on your money in a shorter space of time, without having to do a thing.
How Signature Investments Compare
Banks have long held a reputation for offering less-than-attractive interest rates and since the global financial crisis in 2007-8, this has been particularly true.
Current interest rates with banks here in the UK stand between a pitiful 1-2% per annum, with no sign of this rate increasing in the near or far future. This means that if you have money in the bank, then you’re only seeing a small increase on your savings, which have the potential to be earning you much, much more. Factor in the set-up costs and restricted access you get with placing your savings into a bank and you’ve got yourself a pretty poor deal.
The majority of investments with Signature Living have an assured return of up to 10% over a 10-year period with clients having the option to sell back their investments between the years 3-10.
This flexibility is something which banks do not offer as once your money is locked into an ISA or saving’s account, removing money or withdrawing from the agreement can result in penalties.
Another area of investment which is widely considered is stock markets but the risk associated with putting your funds into such a volatile scheme are often heightened. Those who have previously invested in stock markets are moving away from them, and opting to put their cash into a safer scheme such as hotel room investments where the risks associated are much more manageable and plausible.
Marc Faber, founder and director of Marc Faber Ltd, an investment advisory and fund management firm and author of The Gloom Boom Doom Report, is renowned for his financial predictions where he has proved himself as the greatest Contrarian Bearish Investor.
Marc recently told CNBC that “investors are on the Titanic” and stocks are about to “endure a gut-wrenching drop that would rival the greatest crashes in stock market history.” A stark warning to those already invested to get out before it’s too late. This warning of an impending stock market crash is echoed by James Dale Davidson, the economist who predicted the collapse of the 1999 and 2007 market, who says; “There are three key economic indicators screaming SELL. They don’t imply that a 50% collapse is looming – it’s already at our doorstep.”
This predicted imminent crash highlights the erratic nature of investing your cash into stock markets and is a stark warning from some of the world’s leading experts.
Investing with Signature Living comes with lower risks as our returns are assured and the flexibility to exit after year three is available to all investors.
Since operation, we have successfully executed a buyout from investors at our 30 James Street Hotel development in Liverpool, who have all enjoyed excellent returns. Many investors from this development are currently in the process of looking into our other investment opportunities in order to reinvest.
Mike Spink, a Signature Living investor discusses his decision to purchase three units in our Signature Living Hotel stating;
“I particularly liked dealing with Signature Living, partly because of its brand and partly because of the ethic Lawrence has . . . he gets involved, he personally drives the company and the projects and that to me is very important.”
The kind of return we offer at Signature Living is simply unrealistic to banks and in my opinion the safest bet when it comes to investing your money.
Signature Living’s Growth
Started in 2008, Signature Living has enjoyed impressive growth and is now established as one of the most successful developers and hotel operators in Liverpool.
We have successfully branched into other UK cities and have expanded our offering to include residential developments, co-working office space and bars & restaurants.
Our growth has been a direct result of our popularity and the niche which was previously undiscovered and un-catered for. Initially, Signature Living focused on group accommodation which proved particularly popular with hen & stag parties, birthday celebrations and families who enjoyed the practicality of all being together in one suite without compromising on luxury, location or facilities.
In 2013, we opened our first heritage hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic located on Liverpool’s famous Strand. 30 James Street was the former headquarters of the White Star Line shipping company and an iconic landmark in the city. Having been left to decay over a number of years, we purchased the building and transformed it from an empty shell into a luxury hotel, wedding venue and spa which celebrates its unique maritime history.
We have become specialists in transforming and preserving iconic listed buildings, bringing them back from dereliction and giving them a new lease of life, albeit for a different use. Phase one of the development was completed in just three months with the rest of the hotel and its facilities including a rooftop restaurant and luxury spa complete in seven months.
Another reason why we’re different from other developers is that we can guarantee quick development times which in turn means that investors can see a quicker return on their investment. This is due to the fact that all assets are in-house; from architects to quantity surveyors, joiners to project managers we work together as a united team, pulling in a project in an impressive timeframe.
Our second heritage development was that of the former Coal Exchange building in Cardiff, a Grade II* site which again was left in a severe state of disrepair for a number of years.
We opened phase one of The Exchange Hotel development within 2 months of planning permission being granted where 30 rooms and the magnificent original grand hall were open to the public. We have continued to work through the rest of the dereliction, opening the hotel in phases so it can continue to operate as a functioning hotel.
We’re furthermore in the process of developing other heritage sites across the UK including the Grade B+ Crumlin Road Courthouse in Belfast, the Grade II listed Old Post Office in Preston and the B1 listed Scottish Mutual Building, again in Belfast. We pride ourselves on our unique skillset which allows us to transform such iconic and tremendous buildings in a way which other developers couldn’t even attempt.
Earlier this year we announced our pre-tax profits of £5.8m in the year to 1 April 2016, highlighting an increase of 262% in one year.
We have high expectations for the future and for the financial year of 2016/17 we expect to again surpass our projected expectations which for this period lie at £20 million.
For this reason, there truly is no better time to invest in Signature Living and become a part of our growing success.
Current Investment Opportunities
The George Best Hotel, Belfast
Up to 10% returns
The George Best Hotel is Signature Living’s first hotel development in the city of Belfast and will follow the footprint of the highly successful Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.
Located in the Grade B1 listed Scottish Mutual Building in the heart of Belfast, the George Best Hotel will comprise of 83 luxury units with state of the art on-site facilities including a bar & restaurant, wedding & events venue and dedicated Best museum where never before seen memorabilia will be displayed.
In partnership with the Best family, The George Best Hotel will be a fitting tribute to the icon who such an impact on the world of football in Belfast, England and beyond.
The George Best Hotel is expected to become a landmark destination and top tourist attraction welcoming a wealth of international visitor’s keen to learn more about the footballing legend.
Dixie Dean Hotel, Liverpool
The Dixie Dean Hotel is an exciting development which will become the second half of the proposed Football Quarter in Liverpool.
Centred around the personal and professional life of Dixie Dean, this unique hotel will follow the same footprint as the immensely popular Shankly Hotel, which sits directly opposite this development in the city centre.
Celebrating the life of the footballing legend, the Dixie Dean Hotel, which is 65,000 sq ft, will boast 100 luxury units, a bar & restaurant and event space for weddings. Working in close partnership with the Dixie Dean family, never-before-seen memorabilia will be displayed throughout ensuring The Dixie Dean Hotel will become a hotel and quarter popular with locals and visitors alike.
Signature Mill, Manchester
Signature Mill is our first residential development outside of Liverpool and in the heart of Manchester’s thriving Miles Platting area. The six-story building will consist of one and two-bed luxury apartments with the distinct Signature touch throughout.
The residential development will benefit from 24-hour concierge service which will serve tenants as both a security and convenience solution.
Signature Mill is ideally located with excellent transport links to the city centre, universities and suburbs and will come with top of the range amenities including high-speed broadband, modern fixtures and fittings, large bathrooms and the option to add furniture packs.
Bankfield Park, West Derby
Bankfield Park is a residential development in the popular Liverpool suburb of West Derby.
The former City of Liverpool College site will be transformed into 100 luxury one and two-bed apartments. The leafy suburb is perfectly located to Liverpool’s Newsham Park with top floors enjoying beautiful panoramic views of Liverpool’s famous Anfield stadium.
The area is popular with professionals and offers excellent links to Liverpool’s city centre and surrounding suburbs.
The apartments will be completed to the highest standard featuring a secure car park, intercom systems and concierge service.
The Waring Hotel, Belfast
The Waring Hotel is a development in the heart of Belfast’s vibrant nightlife district.
Taking on the groups highly successful Signature Living branding, this hotel & leisure development will feature 64 units, ideal for group bookings of 2-16 guests and feature two stylish bars & restaurants located on the ground floor & rooftop space of the building.
There is no doubt the hotel will quickly establish itself as the place to eat, sleep, drink and party in luxury accommodation with a fun, Signature twist. We will be working in close partnership with O’Donnell O’Neill, an award-winning Interior Architecture and Design Studio known for their unique flair and inspiring spaces. Together we will create a hotel like no other in the heart of Belfast which will push boundaries and stand out amongst the crowd.
Kingsway House, Liverpool
Kingsway House is a former office building soon to be transformed into a luxury residential development. Located the heart of Liverpool city centre, Kingsway House will comprise of 130 one and two-bed apartments with secure onsite parking available.
Situated in the popular residential area of Hatton Garden, this development will follow Signature Living’s highly successful residential developments featuring state of the art facilities and stylish interiors throughout.
This key location is surrounded by excellent local amenities such as gyms, convenience stores, doctors and transport links with the cities top universities and business districts right on your doorstep.
The apartments will be completed to the highest standard and will feature exceptional services such as a full concierge service for the resident’s convenience.
To become a part of Signature Living’s growing success, or to find out more information on current and upcoming investment opportunities, please get in touch today by calling our dedicated Signature Investment team on 0151 305 3757, email email@example.com or visit signatureinvestments.co.uk.