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UK Golf Federation Partners with Hilco Real Estate’s Golf Division

10.22am 15th June 2022 - Corporate

The UK Golf Federation (UKGF) is pleased to announce that Hilco Golf Advisors (HGA), a Division of Hilco Real Estate Sales, has signed a three-year agreement to support UKGF members and their businesses as a Corporate Partner.

With its work supporting private equity companies regarding their portfolio holdings and leading the effort to strategically optimise a broad and diverse range of portfolio company investments, HGA brings an unparalleled depth of experience in real estate services to directly benefit UKGF members.

HGA is a trusted, international provider of strategic real estate disposition, acquisition and financial services to golf course and resort owners. The team uses its experience to assist clients in deriving the maximum value from their assets, identifying expansion targets and providing capital solutions. Leveraging its aggressive repositioning and restructuring experience, HGA implements multi-faceted sales strategies and techniques and accesses its vast and motivated network of buyers and sellers with substantial capital to benefit its clients, often exceeding  expectations even in the most complex transactions.

Richard Haygarth, Chairman of the UKGF commented: “Our latest Corporate Partner – Hilco Real Estates bring a new dimension of services to our members with their international expertise in valuation, capitalisation, and monetisation of golf businesses. Hilco understand the unique nature of golf course operations and the optimum sale or purchase strategy. Hilco provide a wide range of services unlike traditional brokerages and have multiple business units ranging from Corporate Finance and Private Equity to Intellectual Property.”

Ryan Rafter, Managing Director of HGA says: “Hilco Golf Advisors is honoured to have been selected by Richard and the UKGF to partner in this unprecedented time within the golf industry. As the golf and resort landscape continues to rapidly evolve, we look forward to providing members with our disposition, acquisition and capital solutions. We are confident that our UK based team, combined with the Company’s global presence within the real estate and finance sectors, will provide a valuable resource for owners as they navigate the many opportunities and challenges ahead.”

The UKGF is a not-for-profit organisation now with over 1200 member facilities whose aims are to represent and support the interests of proprietary, and operator commercial golf courses and driving ranges in the UK. /

Hilco Real Estate Sales (HRE), a Hilco Global company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois (USA), is a national provider of strategic real estate disposition services. With 200+ years of combined experience, HRE has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of millions of square feet of both owned and leased commercial real estate. Its team of trusted experts and advisors in the commercial real estate and financial fields have a keen understanding of the players, competitors, demographics and demand drivers at any given time.

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