Real Lettings Property Fund

United Kingdom

Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Real Lettings Property Fund is a commercially risk-adjusted residential property impact investment fund that helps formerly homeless or vulnerably housed people by breaking down the barriers to them accessing private rented accommodation; encouraging independence; facilitating progress towards work and resilience against homelessness. The Fund acquires flats in Greater London which are leased to leading homelessness charity, St. Mungo's Broadway, to be used by its social lettings agency---Real Lettings.

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Financial description

The Fund aims to deliver a commercial risk-adjusted return to investors based on rental yield and capital appreciation over the fund's life. The fund acquires one and two bedroom flats in diverse locations around London and leases these for minimum 5 years to the partner charity St. Mungo's Broadway. The leases insulate investors against void and ongoing maintenance risk, which are taken by the charity given its proven track record in managing these. The fund does not take on any debt or take any development / planning risk. The primary exit strategy for the fund's portfolio is a sale, at arms length market value, of the portfolio to a follow-on impact fund addressing similar issues in the future.

10 years

of track record


the year funded

100,000,000 GBP


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Other funds managed by this asset manager: National Homelessness Property Fund

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Safe and affordable housing

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Resonance

Product track record: Fund has 10 years of track record

Target IRR: 6.4%

Committed Capital: 56,800,000 GBP (Pound Sterling)

Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2013

Vintage year: 2013

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: 01/02/2015

Product term: 7 years (+ up to 2 years extension)

Assets under management: 100,000,000 GBP (Pound Sterling)

Investment size: Min: 100,000; Max: 3,600,000; Avg: 200,000

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Fund investments to date: 240

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 1%

Carried interest: 5%

Hurdle rate: 5%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: Yes

Limited Partners / Investors: L&Q, Big Society Capital, City of London (via City Bridge Trust), Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Lankelly Chase Foundation, London Borough of Croydon, two High Net Worth individuals, Panahpur, Trust for London

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors


E-mail: n.a.


Phone number: 0845 0043432

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Daniel Brewer

Managing Director

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The Real Lettings Property Fund is allowing partner charity St. Mungo's Broadway to scale up its social lettings agency, Real Lettings, which has been operating successfully since 2005. The fund works closely with the charity to acquire suitable properties (one and two bed flats in Greater London) which are then leased to the charity for at least 5 years in order to house suitable tenants who would otherwise struggle to access the private rented sector. These may be formerly homeless people who have come through hostels / supported housing, or people who are vulnerably housed and at risk of homelessness. In all cases, Real Lettings provides support in the transition and works with individuals to increase their options in the private rented sector, progress towards work and increase resilience against homelessness. Further details from the initial Social Impact Report from the fund can be found at

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