The objective of AEW UK REIT is to deliver an attractive total return to Shareholders from investing predominately in a portfolio of smaller commercial properties in the United Kingdom. AEW UK REIT will invest in freehold and leasehold properties across the whole spectrum of the commercial property sector (office properties, retail warehouses, high street retail and industrial/warehouse properties) to achieve a balanced portfolio with a diversified tenant base. The Company intends to acquire smaller commercial properties.
The Company currently intends to exploit what is believes to be the compelling relative value opportunities offered by pricing inefficiencies in smaller commercial properties let on shorter occupational leases. The Company intends to supplement this core strategy with asset management initiatives to upgrade buildings and thereby improve the quality of income streams. The Company also intends to invest up to a maximum of 10% of its Net Asset Value in the AEW UK Core Property Fund.