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17 Sep 2021

QD view – Harworth-y plan

Interim results tend to be quite placid affairs – giving a good update on performance and market commentary but not much else. This week, however, property development specialist Harworth Group bucked the trend by outlining its intentions to double in size to more than £1bn over the next five to seven years. Chief executive Lynda […]

15 Sep 2021
Tritax EuroBox grows Nordic exposure with €27.9m deal

Tritax EuroBox grows Nordic exposure with €27.9m deal

Tritax EuroBox has announced the forward funding of a new logistics asset near Stockholm, Sweden, for €27.9m. The deal marks the company’s second acquisition in Sweden. The 13,181 sqm logistics facility, located just north of Stockholm, consists of two separate units of 8,204 sqm and 4,977 sqm, which will be constructed between November 2021 and December […]

13 Sep 2021

Social housing provider Civitas targeted by short-seller

Civitas Social Housing has been the subject of negative press over the weekend. The Sunday Times reported that ShadowFall – an investor that sells stock in companies it doesn’t own and then publishes negative research on them with the aim of buying back the shares at a cheaper price – has a short position in […]

10 Sep 2021

QD view – carbon kings

As the commercial real estate sector gets to grip with reducing its large carbon footprint (it contributes around 30% to 40% of global emissions), a small listed property trust made a market leading and potentially game changing investment this week. The £275m market cap Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust (SLI) bought 1,447 hectares of […]

10 Sep 2021

Tritax EuroBox back for more money

Tritax EuroBox is looking to raise £170m (€200m) to acquire further assets, after also announcing today that it will forward fund a logistics development in the Ruhr region of Germany. The proposed placing of 152.5 million shares will be at an issue price of 111.5 pence, representing a discount of 3.0% to the closing share […]

07 Sep 2021

Standard Life Inv. Property Income Trust buys land for carbon offsetting

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust (SLI) has acquired land that will be used to offset carbon emissions from its portfolio, in a first for the property sector. The 1,447 hectares of upland rough grazing and open moorland in the Cairngorm national park has been purchased for £7.5m. The site supports 956 hectares for planting […]

07 Sep 2021

LondonMetric buys trio of urban logistics warehouses

LondonMetric Property has acquired three urban logistics warehouses for £35.4m in separate transactions, reflecting a blended net initial yield (NIY) of 4.4% and a reversionary yield of 4.9%. The properties generate a combined rent of £1.7m a year with 83% of the income benefiting from RPI or CPI linked rent review. The warehouses have a […]

03 Sep 2021

QD view – Contrarian view worth backing?

We like a contrarian investor and one that will put its money where its mouth is. Well, step forward Regional REIT. The trust this week bought a £236m portfolio of regional offices (growing the size of its portfolio by more than a third) at a time when most are shying away from the sector with […]

31 Aug 2021

Regional REIT acquires £236m portfolio

Regional REIT has acquired a portfolio of 31 multi-let offices for £236m. The group, which recently changed its investment strategy to be purely focused on UK offices, said the consideration to be paid to the vendor (Squarestone Growth LLP) will be satisfied by three components: the issuance of 84,230,000 new ordinary shares in the company at […]

31 Aug 2021

Home REIT eyes £262m fund raise

Home REIT, which invests in a portfolio of accommodation for the homeless, is looking to raise £262m from a placing. The group has fully deployed the net proceeds of its £240m IPO in October 2020 and over 70% of its £120m debt facility, establishing a £328m portfolio providing more than 3,800 beds for homeless people across […]

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