ARC is a family-run and privately owned property development company based in Marylebone with an ambition to deliver design focused and sustainable schemes in London.
History in the Making
"Over time came success and our close-knit family team extended beyond our corporate structure to include our private backers, with whom we enjoy close, long standing relationships to this day."
ARC Property Development is a family-run, privately owned company based in Marylebone, London.
Epitomising our ethos of extracting value, our first steps into the London residential property market followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the midst of the worst recession in 80 years. This opportune purchase by the Beacroft brothers sparked a passion for property and design, leading Rob, a frustrated architect, to leave his role as Private Banker at Coutts & Co in 2010 to establish Beacroft & Beacroft Ltd, the first iteration of ARC Property Development.
Over time came success and our close-knit family team extended beyond our corporate structure to include our private backers, with whom we enjoy close, long standing relationships to this day.
"In early 2014 following successful developments in Marylebone, Mayfair and Hampstead, we felt the Prime Central London market was overcrowded and overheated and sought diversification into areas of value and growth underpinned by domestic demand"
A Shift in Strategic Focus
The strategy was tested via a Joint Venture with a property investor in Brixton and with the purchase of an unconsented brownfield site in Crouch End, to ensure our skills and experience in the luxury residential market could translate to such areas.
Whilst our presence in Hampstead was maintained due to the predominance of demand being domestic, the strategy to withdraw from the Prime Central London market was executed in full by the end of 2014. In 2015, we took the next inevitable step to diversify further and purchased a site in Hackney with the aim of providing high quality new workspace to create employment, alongside high quality new homes. This shift in strategic focus led to the creation of ARC Property Development.
"... we think and move fast, our approach is one of fastidious preparation and review throughout the development process."
Integrity with True Design Intent
ARC employ a simple no-nonsense approach to development and investment via a fluid and nimble structure, complimented by a team of talented external professionals with whom we successfully collaborate with on a frequent basis.
Whilst this allows us to think and move fast, our approach is one of fastidious preparation and review throughout the development process, with a strong focus on financial modelling to mitigate risks for our backers. At ARC we are of the strong belief that our backer’s requirements are not at odds with the people who buy our homes or work in our office space, and that with integrity and true design intent we can more than satisfy both. This principle is evident in everything we do and will remain so at all times.