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QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 September 2020 – Hg, the Manager of HgCapital Trust (HGT) announced the sale of A-Plan Group, one of the UK’s largest specialist insurance intermediaries, to Howden. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. This transaction values HGT’s current investment in APG at £21.5m. This would represent an uplift of £3.2m (18%) over […]

22 Sep 2020

Town Centre Securities sees NAV fall 17.4% in year

Town Centre Securities (TOWN) has posted a 17.4% fall in net asset value (NAV) in full year results to the end of June 2020. The company, which owns property in Leeds, Manchester and London, saw its NAV fall from 354p to 292p per share, primarily as a result of a revaluation of its portfolio, which […]

22 Sep 2020

Standard Life Investments Property Income reports COVID-hit half-year results

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has reported half-year results that show an 11.5% fall in net asset value (NAV). The company’s NAV per share fell to 79.6p on 30 June 2020 (Dec 2019: 89.9p) due to an 9.9% drop in the value of its property portfolio to £447.3m. NAV total return in the six months […]

22 Sep 2020

Tritax Big Box sells three assets for £77m

Tritax Big Box REIT (BBOX) has sold three assets for £77m. The group said the three assets had reached their full value following the completion of asset management initiatives that delivered rental growth and a lease extension. The assets comprise Baker Business Park in Ripon, Langley Mill, in Nottingham and Warth Park in Raunds. All […]

22 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 September 2020; Ground Rents Income Fund says that it notes the announcement published on 4 September 2020 by the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), detailing its enforcement action against four leading housing developers as part of its ongoing investigation in relation to the sale of leasehold homes. The CMA have also […]

22 Sep 2020

Stenprop acquires two industrial estates for £11.1m

Stenprop has acquired two multi-let industrial (MLI) properties for £11.1m, reflecting a blended net initial yield of 6.5%. The two estates, in Glasgow and Stoke-on-Trent, comprise 18 units and brings Stenprop’s MLI portfolio to over 5m sq ft and 61% of its overall portfolio. The Excelsior Industrial Estate on the south west side of Glasgow […]

21 Sep 2020

Real Estate Investors posts 4.6% fall in NAV

Real Estate Investors (RLE), the Midlands-focused REIT, has reported a 4.6% drop in net asset value (NAV) in half-year results. The company’s EPRA NAV fell from 67.4p per share at the end of 2019 to 64.3p at 30 June 2020. The fall was mainly driven by a 3% drop in its portfolio valuation, from £228.9m […]

21 Sep 2020

Town Centre Securities makes £35.2m sale of retail assets

Town Centre Securities, the regional property investor and car park operator, has sold four retail properties in Scotland and London for £35.2m. It has sold two Waitrose stores in Milngavie and Glasgow; an Aldi/Home Bargains store in Milngavie; and a high street retail store in Chiswick, London. The details of the sales are as follows: […]

21 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 September 2020 – Crystal Amber (CRS) reported annual results to 30 June 2020. The UK smaller companies fund’s NAV fell by (55.4%) in total return terms. It was a better second half of the year, with CRS’ NAV increasing by 11.2% over the year-to-date to 30 June 2020. The main […]

18 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s weekly news show 18 September 2020

In QuotedData’s weekly news show 18 September 2020 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: Securities Trust of Scotland changing its manager Premier Global Infrastructure changing its investment approach JPMorgan Brazil losing its continuation vote Gabelli […]

18 Sep 2020

Eviction ban extension leaves landlords holding the bag for longer

Real estate landlords must be thinking ‘when are we going to catch a break?’ Or more to the point ‘when is the government going to give us a break?’ This week, in all his wisdom, communities secretary Robert Jenrick announced an extension to the ban on evicting commercial tenants until the end of the year. […]

18 Sep 2020

U and I Group announces joint venture with Yoo Capital

U and I Group (U+I), has announced that Yoo Capital Investment Management  has acquired a majority ownership interest in Shepherd’s Bush Market for its Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P., forming a joint venture partnership with U+I. About Yoo Capital Investment Management Yoo Capital is a privately held real estate investment firm, with over £2 billion […]

18 Sep 2020

Macau Property Opportunities updates on divestments and loan refinancing

Macau Property Opportunities (MPO) has provided an update on its progress with its loan refinancing and portfolio divestment. To summarise, on the loan side, MPO has entered into a HK$540 million (US$69.7 million) five-year loan facility with Hang Seng Bank, while on the divestment side, MPO has entered into a provisional sale and purchase agreement […]

18 Sep 2020

GRIT Real Estate Income sells 39.5% interest in the AnfaPlace Mall

Grit Real Estate Income (GRIT) has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with Gateway Real Estate Africa Ltd (GREA) for Grit to dispose of a 39.50% interest in Delta International Bahrain SPC (DIB), the beneficial owner of AnfaPlace Mall (Anfa) for a total of US$25,488,440. Anfa forms part of a mixed-use complex […]

18 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 September 2020: We have details of the GRIT Real Estate Income’s disposal of its stake in Anfaplace Mall, JLEN Environmental Assets acquisition of two hydro assets (one with a co-located battery storage asset), Macau Property Opportunities progress with its loan refinancing and its divestment of its remaining individual unit at One […]

17 Sep 2020

Regional REIT takes hit on portfolio value

Regional REIT reported a 10.2% fall in net tangible assets (NTA) in the six months to June 2020.  The company, which owns a portfolio of office and industrial properties in UK regional markets, saw the valuation of its portfolio fall 4.3% in the period due to Covid-19 uncertainty. It has collected 94.1% of rents in […]

17 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 September 2020 LXI REIT says that “following robust rent collection for the quarter ending September 2020“, it is increasing its quarterly dividend guidance by 4% to 1.35p per share (from 1.30p per share). Supermarket Income REIT is looking for more money. The aim is to issue £150m worth of shares at […]

16 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 September 2020: UK equity income sector company, Law Debenture Corporation (LWDB), said it remained committed to at least maintaining 2019 full-year dividend level of 26p. LWDB is a unique combination of an equity portfolio and independent professional services business. LWDB said today that “we approached 2020 with a professional services business […]

15 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 September 2020: McKay Securities has let the whole of 135 Theale Logistics Park, its 134,430 sq ft speculative warehouse development at Junction 12 of the M4 near Reading, to a logistics operator. The new tenant has agreed to a 10-year FRI lease term at a rent which is 2.0% ahead of […]

14 Sep 2020

Schroder REIT secures series of lettings

Schroder REIT has secured 13 new lettings or renewals across its portfolio. The group, which announced a share buyback programme last week, said the activity increased contracted rental income by £210,000 a year. The activity included: A new lease for a three year term to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government at […]

14 Sep 2020

CLS acquires commuter belt office portfolio for just under £60m

CLS Holdings has exchanged contracts to acquire a portfolio of commuter belt office properties for £59.71m. The portfolio consists of One Church Road, in Richmond; Priory Place, in Chelmsford; and Kings Court, in Leatherhead. One Church Road is located adjacent to Richmond Station, providing fast access to several commuter hubs including Clapham Junction and London […]

14 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 14 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 14 September 2020:: Martin Currie Global Portfolio (MNP) held up well over its interim results period to 30 June 2020, delivering a total NAV return of 8.4%. The result was well ahead of MNP’s benchmark, at 0.2%. MNP sits in the global sector, with healthcare and technology making up about half of […]

11 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s weekly news show 11 September 2020

In QuotedData’s weekly news show 11 September 2020 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 and Richard Williams covered the week’s top stories: Standard Life UK Smaller companies’ results A rush of announcements from Hipgnosis that could change the nature of […]

11 Sep 2020

LondonMetric Property sells six distribution warehouses for £57.3m

LondonMetric Property (LMP) has announced that it has sold a portfolio of six distribution warehouses for £57.3m to Canmoor and AIMCo (a Canadian institutional investor) reflecting a blended net initial yield of 5.3%. LMP has built the portfolio over a number of years, which includes last year’s acquisition of A&J Mucklow. LMP says that the disposal will crystallise an £8.8m profit on cost and […]

10 Sep 2020

Covid weighs heavy on Secure Income REIT

Secure Income REIT reported a 6% fall in property valuations in half-year results, mainly due to a 20.3% write down in the value of its budget hotel portfolio. The company is the biggest landlord to Travelodge, which secured a controversial CVA earlier this year that wiped millions off its rent bill. Secure Income REIT’s portfolio […]

10 Sep 2020

QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 September 2020

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 10 September 2020: Capital & Counties has sold a block of property, that it has dubbed “the Wellington block”, for £76.5m. The block comprises 25-31 Wellington Street, 23 Wellington Street, 15 Exeter Street, 12 & 14 Burleigh Street and Burleigh House, currently providing approximately 66,000 square feet of lettable space. The buyer […]

10 Sep 2020

New CEO for British Land

New CEO for British Land – Chris Grigg has informed the board of British Land of his intention to step down as CEO and from the British Land board. Chris will step down as CEO following delivery of the company’s 2021 interim results on 18 November 2020 and leave the board and the company on 31 […]

09 Sep 2020

UK Commercial Property REIT lets huge warehouse

UK Commercial Property REIT (UKCM) has fully let its 377,070 sq ft XDOCK377 logistics unit at Magna Park in Lutterworth to Armstrong Logistics, a pan-European distribution company. Armstrong Logistics has signed a 15.5-year lease with open market rent reviews at £6.50 per sq ft, in line with estimated rental value (ERV), which will add a […]

09 Sep 2020

AEW UK REIT provides rent collection update

AEW UK REIT said it expects to collect 87% of rent by the end of the current quarter. The company, which owns a diversified portfolio of 34 regional UK commercial property assets, set out the following rent collection figures for the quarter commencing 24 June 2020 (as at 7 September): Received – 85% Payment expected prior […]

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