PEKER HOLDING LONDON CHAIRWOMAN AYSEGUL PEKER STATED THAT BECOMING A HOMEOWNER IN THE UK IS NO LONGER A DREAM BUT A REALITY THANKS TO THE FINANCING MODEL IMPLEMENTED BY THE HOLDING COMPANY. “THE UK IS A VERY LOGICAL COUNTRY FOR HOUSING INVESTMENT NOW,” PEKER ADDED.
BY DIDEM ERYAR UNLU
Peker Holding London, which has undertaken projects that respect nature, contribute to urban architecture, and create architectural value in its operations in the construction, real estate development, and tourism industries, continues to develop numerous project development operations in Turkey, the UK, and Germany with 35 years of experience.
The holding company, which acquires a vision in its projects to be above world standards and make a difference by adding value to the environment and society, aims to pioneer the developing world in every business it carries on. Costumer rights, satisfaction, and sustainability create the fundamental philosophy of the holding company in this process.
Peker Holding London Chairwoman Aysegul Peker, who relocated to the UK six years ago, actively participates in the firm’s overseas operations. So far, Peker Holding London has implemented nearly 30 projects in the UK and Germany. The holding company evaluates the projects to contribute to its global growth vision and continues to develop its portfolio, according to Peker. “While bringing a profit to investors and users is the biggest reason we are preferred, we have successfully carried our competence in this field abroad,” said Peker. “Additionally, before monetary gains, in the light of social values, we have adopted the principle to prioritize people and offer them a happy life without breaking them off from nature,” she added.
HIGH DEMAND FROM TURKISH CUSTOMERS
To become a homeowner in the UK is no longer a dream but a reality thanks to the financing model implemented by Peker Holding London. The holding company created an opportunity for Turkish investors to become homeowners with a 50% advanced payment and 36-month maturity option without mortgages in The Old Brewery and Finchley Dollis projects it has offered for sale. It can also present 50% of apartments for sale with ready rental returns. “There has recently been a rising demand from Turkish customers. They also have difficulties with mortgages. That’s why we have set a model specific to Turkish investors,” Peker noted. In this model, attorneys work in purchase and sales transactions, and professional agencies work for rentals. “We also provide the facility of payment. So, we have thought of all kinds of convenience for Turkish customers. Now, the time is good to buy a home in the UK. The annual rental return averages around 5% in pounds sterling.”
OFFERS BOTH URBAN AND RURAL LIFE
Peker Holding London offers different living alternatives in its projects, which it has completed in London. The Old Brewery project is among those alternatives. This project is located in Brighton, an eyeful city with charming sea coasts of the UK and universities. “Especially families prefer this area for the youth. It makes the area’s rental return attractive,” Peker noted. The area is 55 minutes away from the center of London by train. The seductive feature of the project is that it has transformed from Portslade Brewery, which is a historical heritage of the Victorian Era built in 1850 with yellow bricks, a typical example of Classical British architecture. “We have reinterpreted the 19th century Victorian Era architecture with today’s contemporary touches,” Peker added.
The holding company also has projects for those willing to reside in the center of London.
Within this frame, the Dollis project, which the firm has completed the construction in Finchley, combines urban and rural life. “Finchley has its name rather frequently mentioned in north London. The project offers clean air and a delightful life with its proximity to forest and golf courses,” Peker said, stressing that it is just 20 minutes away from squares like Knightsbridge, Oxford, and Piccadilly, and London’s most popular and dynamic areas. The project, consisting of single-family detached houses and apartments, is located in north London, which Turks also prefer.
IMPLEMENTS THE 10TH PROJECT IN THE UK
So far, the holding company has completed the zoning and development works of nine projects in the UK. The firm completed the construction of four of these projects by itself.
“We constructed by ourselves the Regina House project in Cobham – Surrey, known as Beverly Hills of England, The Old Red Lion project in Great Missenden, considered a family-friendly area in England, The Old Brewery in Brighton and Finchley Projects, which are currently on sale.”
Peker emphasized that the zoning work of their second project in Great Missenden continues. The holding company has also completed the Tennyson Gardens project in Maidstone for those who love the Classical British lifestyle. “We also have two projects in Gravesend, located on the coast of the River Thames of London and identified with the name of Charles Dickens, one of the most famous figures of English literature,” Peker said.
Moreover, the project development work was conducted for the river-view M Blok, consisting of 115 apartments, and the Former Police Station, containing 120 apartments, and sales of these projects have been completed. “Project development work was carried out, and the sale was completed for the Safa House project, located in Deptford London, which has been a favorite area of recent years,” Peker noted. “We also continue the development work for our golf hotel project in Alford, Surrey.”
Peker Holding London offers different living alternatives in its projects, which it has completed in London. One of them is The Old Brewery project located in Brighton. It is 55 minutes away from the center of London by train. The seductive feature of the project is that it has been transformed from Portslade Brewery, a historical heritage of the Victorian Era built in 1850 with yellow bricks, a typical example of Classical British architecture. The holding company has reinterpreted 19thcentury Victorian architecture with today’s contemporary touches.
“WE NEVER COMPROMISE ON SUSTAINABILITY”
So far, Peker Holding London has implemented nearly 30 overseas projects, according to Aysegul Peker, Chairwoman of Peker Holding London. “We prioritize humans, nature, and the environment in every investment we make at home and abroad. With the responsibility of being a company that sways the Turkish flag abroad, we undertake projects that create value,” Peker said. To her, one of the most critical features distinguishing Peker Holding London is that it never compromises sustainability. The holding company revised the project, implemented in Maidstone, England, in line with the bats’ passage routes, and calculated the shadows to be created by the project. Moreover, it had suspended the work for four weeks in another project in Brighton as pigeons made a nest. “These are some of the precedents which tangibly reveal the firm’s sensitivity.”