The Carling Group is a successful, ambitious, and diverse investment company with a proven track record in the property and sustainable construction sectors. The group, led by owners Graeme and Leanne Carling, boasts extensive experience in consolidating fragmented markets, and has recently moved its centre of operations to UAE to pursue international opportunities.
The Carling Group is one of the largest residential property landlords in Scotland, providing a mix of affordable family homes, and dedicated student and work-force accommodation. The group’s residential portfolio has grown to over 300 properties whilst adopting a unique acquisition and development strategy to become Scotland’s only private, affordable-housing provider.
Having come to dominate the Scottish property market, the group identified a similar opportunity in the sustainable construction sector, which has a notoriously fragmented landscape.
The United Capital group has developed an aggressive and focused buy-and-build strategy which has been successful in securing private finance from company directors and their networks. Having quickly completed the acquisition of three building services companies, McGill, Alliance Electrical Services, and Saltire Facilities Management, United Capital currently has a number of significant deals on the table, and a pipeline with a combined value of more than £1 billion.
The group is set to reach its stated goal of combined group turnover of £500 million by 2024, if not earlier.