All of our projects set out to empower local institutions to be independent and financially sustainable whilst also providing investors with an opportunity to make a risk-adjusted, market-rate return.
Our investment strategy is to partner with not-for-profit organisations to co-develop their prime land assets. The contribution of their land and subsequent part ownership of the development provides them with a sustainable income stream, enabling them to expand their impact and transform their communities.
We assess the best use for available land by undertaking feasibility studies and developments in the following sectors: commercial real estate, student accommodation, affordable housing, leisure and family developments, leisure developments and infrastructure opportunities.
The Investment Process
Wellers Impact project manage the development from start to end to co-create the new development and deliver competitive returns to investors.
Select from our pipeline of investment opportunities
Prepare opportunity for commercial developments
Securitisation of land asset & project management
Completion of sales, delivery of fair exit and return to investors
Track impact of ongoing sustainable income stream
What is Impact Investing?
Impact investments are made intentionally to generate positive, measurable social and/or environmental impact in addition to a financial return. Impact investments fall on a spectrum from investments that generate below market-rate returns, such as subsidised loans, through to competitive market-rate, risk-adjusted returns.
Many not-for-profit organisations in East Africa had the foresight to buy land in current prime locations. Now, exploitative property developers are looking to purchase the land from these organisations potentially hindering their future growth and ability to use their land to generate a sustainable income stream.
Wellers Impact believes that by co-developing prime real-estate; whilst the not-for-profit maintains their freehold ownership of the land, significant impact can be realised.
Our partners contractually commit to achieving a greater ongoing impact from the income our developments release. Our due diligence process ensures the not-for-profit organisation has good governance practices and strong institutional structures.
Return to Investors
Assisted by the contribution of land by our not-for-profit partners, we forecast investors will receive a competitive, risk-adjusted, market-rate return.
Wellers Impact's relationships with land-owning organisations give access to land estimated to be worth over US$1 billion in gross development value. Due to this unique partnership strategy, investors do not incur the cost of purchasing the land but takes full control and security over land and buildings during the investment period.
Wellers Impact focuses on a combination of short and long-term return strategies.
Where we Operate
Wellers Impact has relationships with not-for-profit partners across East Africa. East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies with young, capable and entrepreneurial workforces.