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27 May 2022

QuotedData’s weekly news show 27th May 2022

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: • Windfall taxes: Energy Profits Levy, Greencoat UK Wind, Bluefield Solar • Fundraising: Gresham House Energy Storage, Home REIT This week’s interview was with Paul […]

27 May 2022

Home REIT raises £263m to tackle homeless crisis

Home REIT, which funds the acquisition and creation of homeless accommodation across the UK, has raised gross proceeds of £263m in a significantly oversubscribed placing. It smashed its initial target of £150m with strong demand from investors in the capital raise. A total of 228,899,083 new ordinary shares at an issue price of 115 pence […]

26 May 2022

Urban logistics focus pays off for LondonMetric as profits soar

LondonMetric Property reported a profit uplift in annual results of 185% to £734.5m, with its focus on the urban logistics sub-sector boosting values. The group’s portfolio valuation was up £1bn in the year to £3.6bn, helped by valuation gains and new acquisitions. EPRA net tangible assets (NTA) increased by 37.2% to 261.1p, driven by 67.9p […]

26 May 2022

Record results for Picton Property

Picton Property has reported impressive annual results for the year to 31 March 2022, with profit after tax of £147m – its highest since launching in 2005. Net asset value (NAV) was up a massive 24.4% over the 12 months to £657m or 120p per share (2021: £528m and 97p), helped by a 21% like-for-like […]

26 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 May 2022: The Financial Times has a story that there will be a windfall tax on oil and gas firms but, not yet at least, one on energy generators. The idea of an energy generation tax is said to be too complex to implement in a short timeframe. The BBC […]

24 May 2022

Helical delivers solid annual results

London office developer Helical has posted a 7.3% uplift in NAV for the year to 31 March 2022. The highlights of the results were: EPRA net tangible asset value per share up 7.3% to 572p (31 March 2021: 533p) EPRA net disposal value per share up 13.6% to 551p (31 March 2021: 485p) Net asset […]

24 May 2022

Warehouse REIT posts 33.2% NAV total return as it gears up for main market move

Warehouse REIT delivered a NAV total return for the year to 31 March 2022 of 33.2%, as it gears up for a move from AIM to the main market. EPRA net tangible assets (NTA) per share was up 28.6% to 173.8p (31 March 2021: 135.1 pence), thanks to a large increase in the value of […]

24 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 24 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 24 May 2022: Alina Holdings says that due to “the recent collapse in Global Equity Markets, and the board’s relatively bleak economic outlook with the potential for ‘Stagflation’, leading to further stock market declines” it intends to undertake an accelerated strategic review, including the potential sale of the company or liquidation […]

23 May 2022

Fund Manager Brief: Paul Bridge, Civitas Social Housing plc (CSH)

Paul Bridge – Fund Manager Paul is the Chief Executive Officer within the Social Housing strategy. Paul has worked in all aspects of Social Housing for over 20 years and is a senior industry figure. From 2008 to 2014, Paul was Chief Executive of Homes for Haringey, a Registered Provider, where he was responsible for […]

23 May 2022

Fund Brief: Civitas Social Housing plc

About Civitas Social Housing Since Civitas Social Housing began investing their approach has drawn other significant investors  into the sector with a variety of strategies and led to social housing and associated healthcare facilities emerging as an institutional alternative asset class. Civitas Social Housing are passionate about their work and the opportunity it presents to change […]

19 May 2022

Great Portland Estates positive on office rental growth

London office landlord and developer Great Portland Estates says it expects positive rental growth over the next year as the supply of new offices are choked off by weaker sentiment and cost inflation. This coupled with a continued “flight to quality” offices by occupiers gives cause for a positive outlook, with the company giving a […]

19 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 May 2022: Interim results released today for Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure (EGL) show that the trust is off to a great start in this financial year. For the six months ended 31 March 2022, it returned 14.1% in share price terms and 13.7% in NAV terms, both well-ahead of […]

18 May 2022

Regional REIT splashes £48.2m on trio of offices

Regional REIT has acquired three offices in Derby, Milton Keynes and Crawley for a total of £48.2m, reflecting a blended net initial yield of 8.7%. The assets It has acquired Orbis 1-3, Derby (totalling 122,153 sq ft) for £19.8m, and a 8.6% yield. It is located on a 7.54-acre site on the Pride Park business park. […]

18 May 2022

British Land continues to recover from pandemic lows

British Land delivered a NAV total return for the year to March 2022 of 15.6% as the value of its portfolio continues to recover from the pandemic lows. The company’s EPRA Net Tangible Assets (NTA) was up 12.2% to 727p, while it paid dividends during the year totalling 21.92p. Its portfolio valuation rebounded 6.8% on […]

17 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 May 2022: Sequoia Economic Infrastructure has received £10m from the administrators of Simple Energy (the parent of Bulb Energy). £2.5m of this covers the interest on the loan that has accrued since Simple went into administration. The other £7.5m reduces the fund’s exposure to Simple/Bulb to about 1.5% of its […]

16 May 2022

Life Science REIT fully deploys IPO proceeds with Oxford Technology Park buy

Life Science REIT has completed the acquisition of Oxford Technology Park, a 20-acre science and technology park, for £120.3m. The acquisition includes the park’s debt of £33.8m and the company will also provide up to £62.7m of forward funding to complete the park’s build-out which, once fully developed, will comprise up to 450,000 sq ft […]

16 May 2022

Home REIT looks to raise £150m

Home REIT hopes to raise £150m in a new placing of shares as it looks to grow its portfolio of homeless accommodation. The placing price of 115p represents a discount of 5.7% to the closing price of 122p on Friday 13 May 2022 and a 4.7% premium to the 28 February 2022 NAV of 111.2p […]

12 May 2022

UK Commercial Property REIT buys £62.7m hotel development

UK Commercial Property REIT (UKCM) has acquired a hotel development opportunity in Leeds for £62.7m from Marrico (Sovereign Square) Ltd, a joint venture between Marrico LLP and Helios. The group will fund the development of the 305-room hotel, which will be completed by Marrico. The 12-storey hotel is scheduled to complete in 2024 and will […]

12 May 2022

Land Securities sells Strand office for £195m

Land Securities has agreed a deal to sell 32-50 Strand, in London, for £195m, representing a net initial yield of 4.2% to Sinarmas Land Limited, a real estate company listed on the Singapore Exchange. The disposal is in line with Landsec’s strategy to recycle capital into higher return opportunities, and is expected to complete in June 2022. […]

12 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 12 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 12 May 2022: Temple Bar (TMPL) is splitting its shares. With effect from tomorrow, a holder of one share will own five shares in the trust and the share price will adjust accordingly. If you hold your shares evidenced by paper certificates rather than through an online trading account, new share […]

11 May 2022

LXI REIT and Secure Income REIT to merge

LXI REIT and Secure Income REIT have agreed terms on a merger that would see LXI acquire the entire share capital of Secure Income. Under the terms of the merger, each Secure Income shareholder will receive 3.32 new LXI shares per one Secure Income share. The deal would see the combined company have net assets […]

10 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 May 2022: Sadly, we have to report the death on 4 May 2022 of Robin Angus. “It is with great sadness that the board of Personal Assets Trust announces that Robin Angus, who was the company’s executive director until his retirement in September 2020, passed away on 4 May 2022. […]

09 May 2022

Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties confirm £3.6bn merger talks

Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties Properties have confirmed that they are in advanced discussions regarding a possible £3.6bn all-share merger of the two companies. The merger would create a REIT focused on the West End of London with a portfolio of 2.9 million sq ft of lettable space across Covent Garden, Carnaby, Chinatown and Soho. […]

09 May 2022

Life Science REIT buys in London

Life Science REIT has acquired a London office building for £85m as it continues to build its portfolio following launch last year. The group has bought 7-11 Herbrand Street, which is located close to University College Hospital and University College London in London’s Knowledge Quarter of Bloomsbury, King’s Cross and St Pancras, at a net […]

06 May 2022

QD view – Is logistics a house of cards?

Amazon’s gloomy earnings call last week has taken the wind out of the sails of some of the biggest listed property companies focused on logistics. The profit warning and caution on online sales growth saw 12.7% and 12.6% wiped off SEGRO’s and Tritax Big Box REIT’s market cap in a week (Thursday 28 April to […]

05 May 2022

Derwent buys Moorfields Eye Hospital

Derwent London has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of City Road Island EC1, the site of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, for £239m. The site is being sold by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL, together the Oriel joint initiative, and is subject to receipt of final […]

05 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 5 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 5 May 2022: HydrogenOne Capital Growth (HGEN) says that Roger Bell is stepping down with immediate effect from its board. He will not be seeking election at the company’s first AGM on 24 May 2022. Roger was the representative of INEOS UK E&P Holdings Limited (INEOS Energy) on the board. Changes […]

03 May 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 May 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 3 May 2022: BlackRock Energy and Resources Income (BERI) is asking shareholders for permission to issue more shares after an upsurge of interest in the trust meant that it has already issued all the shares that it was given permission to at the last AGM. Blackstone Loan Financing (BGLF) generated a […]

29 Apr 2022

QuotedData’s morning briefing 29 April 2022

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 29 April 2022: Gulf Investment Fund says that all assets in its tender pool have been sold. As at 27 April 2022, the final tender offer asset value was $11,284,711, giving a tender price of $2.1639. The 5,214,956 tendered shares will be cancelled. It is expected that the proceeds payable to […]

28 Apr 2022

Standard Life Investments Property Income delivered benchmark beating returns

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust delivered a NAV total return for 2021 of 28.6%, outperforming the AIC UK Property – Commercial peer group average of 17% and the open-ended commercial property funds sector of 9.6%. As valuations recovered over the course of 2021, from the depths of the pandemic, the group’s NAV increased 23.2% […]

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