Real Estate News

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01 Mar 2021
Greencoat Renewables GRP Monaincha wind farm

Greencoat Renewables recaps on a big year of growth

Greencoat Renewables (GRP) reported final results for the year to 31 December 2020, with key highlights from the year including the following: 2020 Generation increased by 22% to 1,404GWh, 3 per cent below budget. (2019: 1,154GWh) 2020 Net cash generation increased by 36% to €66.4 million (2019: €48.7million) Dividend cover for 2020 of 1.7x Increased the portfolio […]

03 Mar 2021

Urban Logistics REIT to forward fund speculative development

Urban Logistics REIT has forward funded on a speculative basis the development of five assets in the East Midlands for £23m. The group has exchanged contracts with developer Wilson Bowden Developments, conditional on receipt of planning permission, to finance the construction of two sites in Nottingham and Leicester. The development yield on cost of 6.12% […]

03 Mar 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 March 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 March 2021 – Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income (SEQI), the specialist investor in economic infrastructure debt, raised £110m in a placing. A total of 104,513,064 new ordinary shares will be issued at a price of 105.25 pence per share. Steve Cook, head of portfolio management at Sequoia Investment Management Company (SEQI’s manager), said: “We […]

02 Mar 2021

Sirius Real Estate acquires Stuttgart business park

Sirius Real Estate, the German business park owner, has completed the acquisition of a 8,800 sqm mixed-use business park in Fellbach, near Stuttgart, for €9.2m, reflecting an EPRA net initial yield of 6.0%. The asset is located adjacent to a business park already owned by Sirius, with the acquisition creating an enlarged business park comprising over 36,000 […]

02 Mar 2021

Warehouse REIT acquires industrial property

Warehouse REIT, the multi-let industrial specialist, has acquired an asset at Glasgow Airport Business Park for £5.3m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.3%. The asset, which comprises three units totalling 55,600 sq ft, is occupied by two global transport companies and a craft beer distributor. It generates an annual income of £357,000, equating to […]

02 Mar 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 March 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 March 2021: Syncona (SYNC) notes that Achilles Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision T cell therapies to treat solid tumours, announced it has filed a registration statement in  relation to a proposed IPO. Syncona owns 44% of Achilles which it values at £72.4m. RTW Venture Fund (RTW) participated in a Series […]

01 Mar 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 1 March 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 1 March 2021 – SDCL Energy Efficiency Income (SEIT) noted that further to its announcement on 24 December 2020, it has completed the acquisition of a series of portfolios of commercial and industrial on-site solar and energy storage projects in the United States, together with a 50% interest in the platform that has […]

26 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s weekly news show 26 February 2021

QuotedData’s weekly news show 19 February 2021 Thank you to everyone that listened in today, whether you watched the Zoom live, on Facebook or on Youtube. In this week’s show, James Carthew covered the week’s top stories: Law Debenture’s results Troy Income & Growth change of manager BlackRock Frontier Markets shrinking Richard Williams also covered: […]

26 Feb 2021

QD view – More REIT M&A to come?

The listed property sector is ripe for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity with many real estate investment trusts (REITs) still trading at significant discounts to net asset value (NAV). Today we saw RDI REIT the subject of a £467.9m takeover bid by Starwood Capital at a price offering a huge premium to its share price, […]

26 Feb 2021

RDI REIT subject of £467.9m takeover approach

RDI REIT has announced an agreement on the terms of a £467.9m cash offer for the company by Starwood. Starwood already owns 29.59% of the company and has made an offer of 121.35p for the remaining shares. This price presents a premium of 33.1% to last night’s closing price of 91.2p and a 38.2% premium […]

25 Feb 2021

West End landlord Shaftesbury reports grim rent collection rates

Shaftesbury collected just 36% of rent due in the first month of 2021 as the lockdown meant the majority of its portfolio was shuttered. The group, which owns a 16-acre portfolio in the heart of London’s West End – including Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and Chinatown, said it had received £3.5m of the £9.8m billed […]

25 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 February 2021: Following its recent good news, KKV Secured Loan Fund will hand back 5p per share (£17.8m) to ordinary shareholders and 12p per share (£16.7m) to C shareholders. The ex date for these distributions will be 5 March 2021 and payment should arrive within the next couple of weeks after […]

24 Feb 2021

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics reports strong valuation uplift

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) has reported a 6.6% increase in net asset value (NAV) for the quarter to the end of December 2020. The growth in NAV, to 120.1€c per share (107.9p) from 112.7€c (102.9p) in September 2020, was mainly due to a 6.0% increase in the value of its property portfolio. [QD […]

24 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 24 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 24 February 2021 – Vietnam Enterprise Investments (VEIL) announced yesterday that with effect from 1 July 2021, the management fee will be amended to 1.85% per annum of NAV for the first US$1.2bn of the company’s NAV, reducing to 1.65% per annum for NAV between US$1.2bn and US$1.5bn and further reducing […]

23 Feb 2021

Lar Espana sells 22 supermarkets

Lar Espana sells 22 supermarkets – Lar España has sold 22 commercial premises leased to Eroski to European real estate investment fund Blackbrook Capital. The 22 supermarkets cover an approximate area of 39,000 square meters (28,000 of gross lettable space). The price is €59 million, which represents an uplift of 24% over the €47.6 million that the company paid […]

23 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 February 2021: Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund says that it plans to raise up to a maximum of £172.9m by issuing up to 164,312,714 new ordinary shares at 105.25p. The price is a 4.0% premium to  NAV and a discount of 2.7% to the closing price of 108.2p last night. The proceeds […]

19 Feb 2021

QD view – EuroBox raise hits the sweet spot

The proposed €200m (£173m) equity raise by Tritax EuroBox should be enthusiastically received by investors. The group recognises that now is the time to be growing in the burgeoning European logistics sector, with structural tailwinds well and truly in its favour. Like in the UK, online retailing was already rising in Europe before the pandemic, but […]

19 Feb 2021

Tritax EuroBox looks to raise €200m

Tritax EuroBox, the European logistics investor, has proposed an equity raise of £173m (€200m) as it looks to expand its portfolio in the burgeoning property sector. The group will use the proceeds, together with existing cash (from the €65.5m sale of a Polish asset last week) and new debt, to acquire a near term pipeline […]

19 Feb 2021

Assura announces acquisition of Apollo Capital Projects Development

Assura (AGR) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of primary care developer Apollo Capital Projects Development Limited (Apollo). AGR says that Apollo has a strong, 20-year track record of developing high-quality primary care properties across the UK, with a very experienced four-person development team. As well as expanding the Assura development team to […]

19 Feb 2021

NewRiver REIT acquires The Moor, Sheffield in BRAVO JV

NewRiver REIT (NRR) has announced that its joint venture with BRAVO Strategies III LLC (BRAVO), in which it holds a 10% stake, has exchanged contracts to acquire The Moor, a 28 acre estate in Sheffield city centre. The estate is being acquired from CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 1 Limited and CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 2 […]

19 Feb 2021

Urban Logistics REIT announces six logistics acquisitions for £28m

Urban Logistics REIT (SHED) has announced the acquisition of six logistics assets for a total consideration of £27.8 million at a net initial yield of 6.87%. The acquisitions include the Kinaxia portfolio (four logistics assets purchased from Kinaxia Logistics), a logistics asset in Leigh and a logistics asset in Rotherham. The Kinaxia Portfolio On 17 […]

18 Feb 2021

Supermarket Income REIT buys further stake in Sainsbury’s portfolio

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired a further stake in a 26-strong Sainsbury’s portfolio. The group, in a joint venture partnership with BA Pension fund, bought a 25.5% stake in the Sainsbury’s portfolio last year from British Land, and has today acquired a further 25.5% stake from Aviva Investors for £115m. Following this second acquisition, the […]

18 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 February 2021: SEGRO (SGRO) says its French subsidiary is making a tender offer for the 5.6% of Sofibus Patrimoine that it doesn’t already own. SEGRO’s offer is €313.71 per share. Grainger (GRI – the residential property company) has made Robert Hudson its chief financial officer. Rob is currently chief finance and operations […]

17 Feb 2021

Supermarket Income REIT acquires Sainsbury’s in Northern Ireland

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired its first Northern Ireland asset with the purchase of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bangor for £24.8m. The price for the 10-acre site, which also includes a Homebase unit, reflects a net initial yield of 6.6%. Developed in 2011, the site comprises a 44,000 sq ft net sales area supermarket with 650 […]

17 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 February 2021 – Greencoat UK Wind’s (UKW’s) placing raised gross proceeds of £198m. The net capital raised will be deployed towards reducing borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility, to allow the company to fund its pipeline of acquisition opportunities. Chrysalis Investments (CHRY) will seek approval from its shareholders to issue up […]

16 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 February 2021: GCP Student Living (DIGS) has terminated WeWork’s lease on the commercial space at Scape Shoreditch. The 50,000 sq ft Grade A space is just a two-minute walk from Old Street Underground. WeWork had £2.3m of rent arrears up to the end of 2020. GCP Student Living has collected £3.1m […]

15 Feb 2021

Grit Real Estate reports 6.3% increase in NAV

Grit Real Estate, which invests in pan-african real estate assets (ex South Africa) has reported a 6.3% increase in EPRA net reinstatement value (NRV – one of the new EPRA reporting metrics for property companies replacing EPRA net asset value (NAV)) – over the six months to the end of December 2020. This increase (from […]

15 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 February 2021: Tritax EuroBox (EBOX) has sold its asset in Lodz, Poland for €65.5 million, 15% above its most recent valuation at 30 September 2020 and, based on the company’s target gearing of 45%, delivering an attractive geared IRR of 16.5% to shareholders. They bought this is April 2019 and completed a […]

12 Feb 2021

QD view – Cheers to the property dividend hikes

After witnessing the anguish of property companies slashing dividends left, right and centre, at the start of the pandemic last year, it is encouraging to see news of dividend hikes now filtering through. Not all companies have experienced tenant distress during the crisis, and it is good to see that investors are being rewarded with a […]