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11 Feb 2021
Warehouse REIT considers fresh fundraise as portfolio holds up against covid-19

Warehouse REIT buys four warehouses in Liverpool

Warehouse REIT buys four warehouses in Liverpool – Warehouse REIT has bought four modern warehouse units on Boulevard Industry Park in Speke, Liverpool, totalling 390,000 sq ft. The purchase price of £35m reflects a net initial yield of 5.5%. Ranging from 74,000 sq ft to 163,000 sq ft, the units are occupied by three separate occupiers […]

11 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 11 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 11 February 2021: Schroder European Real Estate says that at its Metromar shopping centre in Seville (which it owns in a 50/50 joint venture) one of the fashion anchor tenants will exercise its lease termination right. This termination accounts for approximately 3,000 sqm (14%) of the total space. The rent due will continue […]

10 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 February 2021 – Syncona, a leading healthcare company focused on founding, building and funding global leaders in life science, made note of the news that its portfolio company, Autolus Therapeutics announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering in the United States of 14,285,715 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) representing 14,285,715 […]

09 Feb 2021

St Modwen ramps up logistics exposure

St Modwen Properties has continued its focus on the thriving logistics property sector, which now accounts for 49% of its portfolio. In full year results to the end of November 2020, the company said this had grown from 39% a year previously and would accelerate growth. The group also has a strong focus on the […]

09 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 February 2021 Nippon Active Capital looks to have scored a win as Mr. Shintaro Matsuki, President of Sakai Ovex Co., Ltd, using a special purpose company, Sakai Textile Co., Ltd., has launched a tender offer at ¥ 2,850 per common share for all of the outstanding equity capital of Sakai Ovex. […]

08 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 February 2021 – Gabelli Value Plus+ (GVP) announced that it intends to convene a general meeting in July 2021 to consider a continuation vote resolution followed by a special resolution to place the company in members’ voluntary liquidation. GVP’s largest shareholder, Associated Capital Group, has irrevocably undertaken to abstain from […]

05 Feb 2021

QD view – Property tinkermen worth their weight in gold

There can be no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape in the property sector forever. So, it has been interesting to observe how different property companies have responded with the composition of their portfolios. Any manager worth their salt would have been exiting high street retail a long time ago. But it […]

04 Feb 2021

Alternative Income REIT collects 91.4% of rent

Alternative Income REIT has collected 91.4% of rent for the COVID affected final nine months of 2020. It said payment plans were in place on the remaining 8.6%. For the first quarter of 2021, it has collected 80.4% of quarterly billed rent and has agreed or is in the process of agreeing rent concessions with […]

04 Feb 2021

UK Commercial Property REIT posts 3.2% NAV rise

UK Commercial Property REIT has posted a 3.2% increase in net asset value (NAV) in the quarter to the end of December 2020. The group, which owns a diverse portfolio of property weighted to the industrial sector, saw the value of its portfolio rise 2.9% on a like-for-like basis in the period to £1.21bn. Together […]

04 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 4 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 4 February 2021: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust have announced a £100m placing (94.3m shares at 106p). The price is a 3.9% premium to the end September NAV and a 1.4% discount to last night’s closing price. The money would go into commercial and industrial solar projects across the United States in […]

03 Feb 2021

Standard Life Inv. Property Income posts 4.1% jump in NAV

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has reported a 4.1% increase in net asset value (NAV) in the quarter to the end of December 2020. NAV total return for the period (including the payment of dividends) was 5.0%. The increase in NAV, to 82.0p per share from 78.8p in September 2020, was primarily down to […]

03 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 February 2021 – Chenavari Toro Income (TORO) reported annual results to 30 September 2020, with the total return NAV coming in at -11.2%. The share price total return was -15.2%. TORO’s chairman, Frederic Hervouet, noted that “TORO’s base case was assuming a second wave of defaults in H1 2021 with the annualised […]

02 Feb 2021

Lok’nStore’s development pipeline to add 33% to portfolio

AIM-listed self-storage company Lok’nStore has said its development pipeline will add 33.1% to the lettable area of its portfolio. The company gave an update on its new store development pipeline which comprises: The exchange of contracts to purchase a new 56,000 sq ft store in Staines that is due to open in 2022; The purchase […]

02 Feb 2021

LondonMetric acquires service station portfolio for £22m

LondonMetric Property has acquired £21.9m of convenience service stations across three separate transactions reflecting a blended net initial yield of 5.1%. The seven assets have a weight average unexpired lease term (WAULT) of 18 years and all benefit from contractual rental uplifts. The transactions comprise four Co-op convenience service stations in Basingstoke, Dagenham and South […]

02 Feb 2021

Target Healthcare post 1.8% NAV total return for quarter

Care home investor Target Healthcare REIT has posted a net asset value (NAV) total return for the quarter to the end of December 2020 of 1.8%. The group’s EPRA NAV notched up 0.2% in the period to 108.2p per share, reflecting a 0.8% increase in the value of its portfolio to £647.7m. It paid an […]

02 Feb 2021

Civitas Social Housing agrees new debt facility

Civitas Social Housing has agreed a new debt facility that will allow it to grow its portfolio. The group made the announcement with its quarterly net asset value (NAV) update today, but said the terms of the facility would be revealed shortly. It added: “Following completion of certain formalities and on drawdown the company expects […]

02 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 February 2021: BlackRock World Mining has revalued its investment in OZ Minerals Brazilian Royalty from $23.6m to $30.1m, adding 2.7p to its NAV. BlackRock Throgmorton Trust has appointed Merryn Somerset Webb as a non-executive director with effect from 24 March 2021. Merryn is the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek, the UK personal finance magazine […]

01 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 1 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 1 February 2021 – BlackRock Income and Growth (BRIG) reported annual results to 31 October 2020. During the year the company’s NAV per share returned -16.7%. At the share price level, the company returned -14.8% over the period. As at 28 January 2021, since the year-end BRIG’s NAV and share price have […]

29 Jan 2021

QD view – Timing just right for Big Box

Timing is everything in property, and it looks as though Tritax Big Box REIT has got it spot on again with its foray into development. Having launched in 2013, when the logistics sector was seen as the ugly cousin of the glamourous retail sector, the group foresaw the online shopping revolution way before anybody else. It […]

29 Jan 2021

Impact Healthcare REIT increases dividend target

Impact Healthcare REIT, the care home owner, has increased its dividend target for the year to 31 December 2021 by 1.9% after a strong year. The group said its target dividend for the year is 6.41p per share from 6.29p, in line with the inflation-linked rental uplifts it received in 2020. Net asset value was […]

29 Jan 2021

Schroder REIT collects 85% of quarterly rent

Schroder REIT has collected 85% of rent billed for the first quarter of the year, the company has announced. The sector breakdown of rent collected so far was: offices 94%, industrial 97% and retail/leisure 54%. The group said it expects to recover a “significant portion” of the outstanding amount. Asset management The company completed the […]

29 Jan 2021

BMO Commercial Property Trust’s NAV nudges up

BMO Commercial Property Trust’s net asset value (NAV) has nudged up slightly in the quarter to the end of December 2020. The group posted a 0.5% increase in NAV to 117.5p per share, with its property portfolio up 0.2% in the period to £1,227.9m. The stable valuation was down to the strong performance of its […]

29 Jan 2021

Stenprop captures rental growth in industrial portfolio

Stenprop has reported a 25% average uplift on new industrial lettings in a trading update for the fourth quarter of 2020. The group said the 39 lettings made during the period and the 18 lease renewals were 25% and 24% ahead of previous passing rents and totalled £1.51m of rent per annum. Like-for-like passing rent […]

29 Jan 2021

CLS acquires trio of German offices for €89.7m

CLS Holdings has acquired three offices in Germany for a combined €89.7m. The company has exchanged contracts to buy Hansaallee 299, in Düsseldorf, Storkower Strasse 132, in Berlin, and Wendenstrasse 408 in Hamburg. It has paid a net initial yield of 4.8% for the three properties. Combined, the three offices are 93% occupied by 31 tenants and have […]

28 Jan 2021

Residential Secure Income lives up to name with 99% rent collection

Residential Secure Income has collected 99% of rent for the quarter, a rate that has been unchanged throughout the pandemic. The group said this demonstrated the secure nature of its cashflows from its affordable shared ownership, retirement and local authority housing portfolio, with rents underpinned by pensions, housing welfare, below market rents and shared owner stakes. […]

28 Jan 2021

Tritax Big Box collected 99% of rent in 2020

Tritax Big Box REIT has collected 99% of rent for 2020, it has announced in a quarterly business update. The group said the remaining 1% was subject to deferral arrangements and due to be collected by mid-2021. For the current quarter, the group has so far collected 93%, which it expects to increase to 100% […]

28 Jan 2021

Office enquiry levels down 33% at Workspace Group

Workspace Group, the flexible office space provider, has reported tenant enquiry levels were 33% down on last year, in a quarterly business update. It said average monthly enquiries in the final quarter of 2020 (the third quarter of its financial year) was 672, versus 1,001 in the same period in 2019. Lettings, however, were at […]

28 Jan 2021

Picton Property posts 3% increase in NAV

Picton Property has reported a 3% rise in net asset value (NAV) in the quarter to the end of December 2020. The group, which owns a diverse property portfolio weighted towards industrial, said EPRA NAV per share was 95.5p at 31 December 2020, up from 92.7p at 30 September. NAV total return (including dividends paid) […]

28 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 28 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 28 January 2021: VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities raised £242.6m from its IPO. Dealings in the ordinary shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 2 February 2021. CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities says its unaudited NAVs for the ordinary shares and C shares were $0.2828 and $0.5071 respectively, as at the close of business on […]

27 Jan 2021

BMO Real Estate Investments posts 3.5% rise in NAV

BMO Real Estate Investments (BREI) has posted a 3.5% rise in its net asset value (NAV) for the quarter to 31 December 2020. The unaudited NAV was 98.1p per share (30 September 2020 : 94.8p), the increase driven by a 2.4% increase in the value of its property portfolio to £317.8m. With the 0.85p quarterly […]