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27 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 27 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 27 January 2021 – Henderson Smaller Companies (HSL) delivered total NAV and share price returns of 20.6% and 27.7% over its six-months interim results period to 30 November 2020. HSL said that its NAV performance was 6.3% ahead of the average of our peers in the AIC UK smaller companies sector. 3i […]

26 Jan 2021

LXI REIT reports rise in portfolio value

LXI REIT has reported a 1.7% rise in the value of its long-income property portfolio in the quarter to the end of December 2020. The group said its portfolio had been independently valued at £907.25m. It said the increase was mainly down to its large exposure to the industrial and foodstore sectors, which are benefitting […]

26 Jan 2021

Regional REIT collects 92.4% of rent for 2020

Regional REIT collected 92.4% of rent for 2020, the company said in a market update. This increases to 95.5% when agreed monthly payments and collection plans are accounted for. This, it said, was in line with the 96.9% of rent collected at the same point for 2019. A breakdown of the quarterly rent collection rates […]

26 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 January 2021: Apax Global Alpha is investing €20m (indirectly, through its investment in Apax X Fund) in PIB Group, a leading independent specialist insurance intermediary launched in 2015. PIB is a highly diversified insurance distribution consolidator focusing on specialist commercial lines and non-standard personal lines products with deep expertise across both direct […]

25 Jan 2021

Home REIT expands portfolio with £69.5m acquisitions

Home REIT, the recently launched fund that focuses on providing accommodation to the homeless, has acquired a further 171 properties for £69.5m. The acquisitions, in 11 separate portfolios, mean the company has now deployed £184m (or 78%) of the money raised in an IPO in October 2020. The properties, which add a further 798 beds […]

25 Jan 2021

Sirius Real Estate and AXA IM buy German business park for €80m

Sirius Real Estate, the owner and operator of German business parks, and joint venture partner AXA IM Alts have acquired the Sigma Technopark in Augsburg for €80m. The acquisition for the ‘Titanium’ joint venture was at a net initial yield of 6% and increases the size of the portfolio to €317m. The seven business parks […]

25 Jan 2021

Supermarket Income REIT acquires Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores for £64.8m

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired a Sainsbury’s and Waitrose supermarket for £64.8m, representing a 4.4% net initial yield. The Sainsbury’s store in Melksham, Wiltshire, totals 47,000 sq ft and includes purpose-built online fulfilment distribution docks, supporting online delivery. The lease length on the property is 17 years and comes with annual, upwards only, RPI-linked rent […]

25 Jan 2021

NAV notches up at AEW UK REIT

AEW UK REIT reports a 3.2% increase in net asset value (NAV) in the quarter to the end of December 2020. The value of the group’s portfolio notched up 3.4% to £182.65m, which was behind the rise in NAV from 92.73p to 95.87p. The company maintained its dividend for the quarter of 2p per share, […]

25 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 January 2021: RM Secured Direct Lending (which featured on the weekly show a couple of weeks ago) has received an increased allocation from the British Business Bank under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).  RM Funds was initially granted an allocation of HM Government Guarantee capacity in August 2020. This […]

22 Jan 2021

QD view – Can Upton regenerate U and I Group’s future?

This week saw the seventh change in chief executive of a listed property company since the start of the pandemic. Regeneration specialist U and I Group (UAI) parted ways with Matthew Weiner, who had held the role for six years and been at the company for more than 20, and replaced him with chief development […]

21 Jan 2021

NewRiver REIT collects 70% of quarterly rent

NewRiver REIT has updated on its rent collection figures and reported a collection rate for the current quarter of 70%. This, it said, was tracking ahead of previous quarters at the same number of days after billing, which have now seen 82% collected for the fourth quarter of 2020, 83% for the third quarter and […]

21 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 January 2021: Schroder BSC Social impact says it has committed over 80% and invested over 55% of the net proceeds of its IPO. Most of the money went into buying seven investments that were listed in the prospectus. It has also bought £2.5m of bonds issued by Triodos Bank. Triodos lends to […]

20 Jan 2021

ASLI reports 6% increase in portfolio value

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) has reported a 6% increase in the value of its portfolio over the quarter to the end of December 2020. The company’s portfolio of 14 continental European logistics assets are now worth €430.2m, up from €405.7m at September 2020. The group said net asset value (NAV) at 31 December […]

20 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 20 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 20 January 2021 – SME Credit Realisation Fund has announced a return of capital by way of a compulsory share redemption. £25m will be handed back by buying back approximately 18.0% of shares in issue at 84.77p per share (the NAV at the end of December 2020). holders of shares on […]

19 Jan 2021

U and I Group appoints new chief executive after £50m loss

U and I Group, the developer and investor, has shaken up its senior management team after reporting losses of £50.2m in the six months to September 2020. The group has announced chief executive Matthew Weiner has stepped down from the role with immediate effect. Chief development officer Richard Upton has replaced him in the top […]

19 Jan 2021

Impact Healthcare REIT’s care home residents receive COVID jabs

Impact Healthcare REIT has said it expects all residents of its care homes will be vaccinated by the end of January. The group said, as of 15 January 2021, residents at 60% of its homes had received the first dose, with residents at a further 15% schedules to have it this week. The remaining 25% […]

19 Jan 2021

Town Centre Securities has collected 83% of rent since March 2020

Town Centre Securities, which owns retail, office and car park assets in the UK, has collected 83% of rent since March last year. This includes a 76% collection rate for the first quarter of 2021. In all, it has received £20.4m of the £24.6m it has billed since March last year (83%). This rises to […]

19 Jan 2021

Hammerson collects just 32% of first quarter rent

Hammerson has received just 32% of rent due for the first quarter of 2021, highlighting the significant struggles of the retail sector during lockdown. The group said it had so far collected £19.8m of the £61.5m billed for the first quarter. A further £12.9m has been deferred or is not yet due due to monthly […]

19 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 January 2021; Hg has held a minority position in TeamSystem since 2015, following its majority exit to a vehicle indirectly held by Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, L.P. A transaction has recently been agreed to transfer TeamSystem to a vehicle indirectly held by Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners IX, L.P. As […]

18 Jan 2021

LXI REIT collects 96% of rent and increases dividend

LXI REIT has increased its quarterly dividend guidance on the back of strong rent collection figures for the first quarter of 2021. It has received 96% of rent, which increases to 98% on receipt of rent deferrals agreed with tenants. As a result of the robust rent collection figures, it has increased its dividend target to […]

18 Jan 2021

McKay Securities collects 86% for first quarter

McKay Securities has collected 86% of rent for the current quarter, it has revealed. The group, which owns offices and industrial and logistics assets in London and the South East, said the first quarter collection figure increases to 91% when monthly payments are factored in. It also revealed that for the financial year to the […]

18 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 January 2021 – AVI Japan Opportunity (AJOT) is seeking to raise up to £35m in new ordinary shares under its existing placing programme. Joe Bauernfreund, CEO and CIO of Asset Value Investors, AJOT’s manager, commented: “We want to take advantage of valuations which in many cases remain depressed despite encouraging signs […]

15 Jan 2021

QD view – Don’t discount the property generalists

A host of rent collection figures for the first quarter of 2021 have been announced by property companies and, once again, it is the logistics-focused companies leading the way. It is not that surprising given the well-documented rise in online retailing and the positive impact on demand for logistics space, but it does underline the strength of […]

15 Jan 2021

Urban Logistics REIT acquires site in Wirral for £16.3m

Urban Logistics REIT has acquired a logistics site in the Wirral for £16.3m and announced rent collection for the first quarter of 2021 was 99%. The group has bought the 169,963 sq ft property in Bromborough at a net initial yield of 5.0% as it continues to deploy the proceeds of its recent fund raise. […]

15 Jan 2021

SEGRO collected 98% of rent in 2020

Industrial and logistics giant SEGRO has revealed it has collected 98% of all rent billed for 2020, reflecting the strength of the sector. Broken down into UK and European portfolios, SEGRO has collected 97% of the £245m billed on its UK assets and 98% of the £172m billed in Europe. The group said it had […]

14 Jan 2021

London office landlords update on rent collection

Central London office landlords Great Portland Estates and Helical have reported rent collection figures for the first quarter of 2021. Great Portland Estates The company has received 69% of rent due, which it said increases to 77% when the £2.1m of rent deposits it anticipates to utilise are included. As expected, its main issue has […]

14 Jan 2021

CLS collects 90% of rent

CLS Holdings, which owns offices in the UK, France and Germany, has received 90% of rent for the first quarter of 2021. This compares with a rent collection in the same period last year (before the impact of COVID-19 was felt) of 91%. The group said the collection rate increases to 93% when taking into account tenants […]

14 Jan 2021

LondonMetric collects 98% of rent

LondonMetric Property has collected 98% of rent for the first quarter of 2021. The group, which has a large logistics portfolio as well as a long-income portfolio, said that of the £22.8m billed for the quarter and monthly for January, 98% has been received with a further 1% expected imminently. A sectoral split shows rent collection […]