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17 Oct 2019

Capital & Regional agrees sale of majority stake to Growthpoint

South African REIT Growthpoint Properties has agreed a deal to buy a majority stake in UK shopping centre landlord Capital & Regional. The investment comprises a recommended partial offer to be made by Growthpoint at 33 pence in cash per Capital & Regional share to acquire 219,786,924 shares, representing approximately 30.3% and a subscription to acquire 311,451,258 new […]

17 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 17 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 17 October 2019 Gore Street has expanded by £10.7m after raising an additional £9.5m from the NTMA and £1.2m from other investors. Hipgnosis Songs Fund raised £231m from its C share issue – that’s a lot of money but also quite a bit short of the £300m it said it was looking […]

16 Oct 2019

QuotedData takes a closer look at Schroder REIT

QuotedData recently attended an investor property tour with Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust (SREI) and here we delve into the detail behind some of the group’s biggest assets. The tour took in three of the fund’s assets and the company revealed the strategies it has adopted to date and future asset management initiatives for the schemes. […]

16 Oct 2019

SEGRO updates on third quarter trading

SEGRO, the industrial and logistics developer, has updated on third quarter trading reporting positive letting and development progress. The company signed contracts worth £15.3m of new headline rent during the third quarter, taking the total for the nine months to 30 September 2019 to £48.6m. Rental growth from existing space, net of take-backs, was £2.1m – taking […]

14 Oct 2019

LondonMetric makes first sale from Mucklow portfolio acquisition

Industrial and logistics investor LondonMetric Property has made the first disposal from the Mucklow portfolio it acquired earlier this year for £415m. It has sold an office in Leicester for £5.9m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6%. The 21,000 sq ft office is let for a further nine years to My Home Move. The sale […]

14 Oct 2019

Urban Logistics REIT portfolio value up 3.8% over interim period

Urban Logistics REIT portfolio value up 3.8% over interim period – The Property – UK Commercial sector company, Urban Logistics REIT (SHED), has provided a trading update following the end of its interim period to 30 September 2019. In advance of reporting half-year results on 14 November, SHED has said: Portfolio valuation up 3.8% to […]

11 Oct 2019

Globalworth Real Estate raises €264.3m

Globalworth Real Estate raises €264.3m – Globalworth Real Estate Investors (GWI), a leading investor in office space across Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the issue of €264.3m of additional equity capital following the completion of a placing. The placing shares being issued represent around 14.7% of the existing issued ordinary share capital of the company […]

10 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 10 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 10 October 2019 AVI Japan is asking shareholders to approve an issue of up to 14,365,000 shares to Finda Oy, its largest shareholder, as part of a larger placing to be held in November. Tufton Oceanic Assets has agreed to acquire a Containership for $8.75m, taking its fleet to seventeen vessels. The […]

09 Oct 2019

LXi REIT acquires three index-linked properties for £23m

LXi REIT has made a trio of acquisitions for a total of £23m, as it puts its recently announced revolving credit facility (RCF) to work. All three properties are long-let and index-linked and reflect a weighted average net initial yield of 5.7%. The company is also close to agreeing deals for further acquisitions that would see […]

09 Oct 2019

Regional REIT announces letting success

Regional REIT has announced a number of lettings across its portfolio, in aggregate 10.9% ahead of expected rental value (ERV). The deals comprise: Juniper Park, Basildon: lease renewal to Vanguard Logistics Services for five years with Vanguard having the option to extend beyond this. Headline rent of £370,000 a year, representing an uplift of 15.4% to […]

09 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 9 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 9 October 2019 AEW UK REIT has a loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland. It has just negotiated changes to the covenants on this loan that permit the company’s borrowings to rise to 55% (loan to NAV), from 45% previously. The announcement stresses that the company has no plans to increase […]

08 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 8 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 8 October 2019 – Yesterday evening, Ruffer announced that effective 31 October 2019, Steve Russell is stepping down as one of the fund managers. Hamish Baillie and Duncan MacInnes will continue to manage the portfolio. Steve has been with the company since 2004 and will remain part of the the wider investment process […]

08 Oct 2019

Schroder Real Estate refinances debt and increases dividend

Schroder Real Estate refinances debt and increases dividend – Schroder Real Estate (SREI) has this morning announced a refinancing of its debt and an increase in the dividend paid out to shareholders. Highlights from the announcement include: £129.6m fixed rate loan with Canada Life Investments extended from 8.5 to average 16.5 years; Reduction in the total […]

07 Oct 2019

Unite Group sells two Coventry assets for £96m

Student accommodation specialist Unite Group has sold two properties in Coventry to a Singaporean investor for £96m. The two assets, Callice Court and Millennium View, comprise a total of 1,127 beds and have been sold to Mapletree Investments. The transaction price is in line with book value and Unite said it would recycle the capital […]

04 Oct 2019

Mall owners in firing line as John Lewis seeks to withhold chunk of service charge

John Lewis is seeking to withhold 20% of the service charge it pays shopping centre landlords, in a move that will put more pressure on several listed property companies. The BBC has reported that the department store chain has told landlords in some locations that it will withhold 20% of the service charge it is […]

04 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 4 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 4 October 2019 – The Renewables Infrastructure Group raised £227.6m from an issue of shares that was “heavily oversubscribed”. It will issue 185m new shares. The money will be used to pay off its short-term debt and to finance new acquisitions. JPMorgan Indian failed to beat its benchmark (MSCI India) over the […]

04 Oct 2019

Workspace books chunky profit on Farringdon sale

Workspace books chunky profit on Farringdon sale – Workspace Group says that it has exchanged contracts for the disposal of 12-13 and 14 Greville Street in Farringdon for a total of GBP14.75m. The sale of the property is at a premium of 47.5% (GBP4.75m) to the 31 March 2019 valuation, a net initial yield of 1.3% […]

03 Oct 2019

CLS Holdings buys two London offices

CLS Holdings has exchanged contracts to buy two London offices for £66.65m. The offices – 6 Lloyds Avenue, in the City of London, and the Clockwork Building, in Hammersmith – have a blended annual passing rent of £4.2m and a net initial yield of 6.2%. 6 Lloyds Avenue comprises 34,640 sq ft of multi-let office […]

03 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 3 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 3 October 2019 3i Infrastructure will issue up to 81m new shares through a placing. The price will be determined through a book build – where investors say what price they are prepared to pay and the deal is done at the highest price that allows the fund to issue all the […]

02 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s other news 2 October 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 2 October 2019: Hadrian’s Wall Secured Lending (HWSL) has provided an update with respect to Biomass Premium Fuels Limited and Biomass Optimum Fuels Limited which separately acquired the assets of Arensis Energy Ltd, Entrade Energy Ltd and Arensis Energy One Ltd out of administration on 21 December 2018. BOFL has entered […]

02 Oct 2019

Supermarket Income REIT doubles up its fundraise to £100m

On 12 September 2019, Supermarket Income REIT (SUPR) announced its intention to raise £50m to grow its portfolio (Click here to read our story). However, following approval by shareholders yesterday of the necessary resolutions that were required to allow the fundraise to proceed, the board has announced today that it is doubling the size of […]

01 Oct 2019

Central and Eastern Europe-focused Globalworth Real Estate seeks capital raise to fund pipeline

Central and Eastern Europe-focused Globalworth Real Estate seeks capital raise to fund pipeline – Globalworth Real Estate (GWI), a leading office investor in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced its intention to raise additional equity capital through a placing of up to approximately 28.5m new shares to existing and new investors to take advantage of what it […]

30 Sep 2019

Grit Real Estate reports impressive full-year results

Grit Real Estate Income Group, a pan-African real estate company, reported impressive full-year results today including a 57.3% growth in profit from operations. The company, which now has owns 25 properties across seven countries and five asset classes, reported a 27.4% jump in earnings per share to US$8.09 and a total return of 12.4%. Its portfolio […]

30 Sep 2019

Hammerson exceeds £500m disposal target with sale of retail park

Hammerson has agreed a deal to sell a retail park in Scotland for £67m as it continues its disposal programme to reduce debt. The sale of Abbotsinch Retail Park, in Paisley, means it has now exceeded its minimum disposal target of £500m in the year. Following the sale of a major stake in its Italie Deux shopping centre […]

30 Sep 2019

Tritax EuroBox increases bank facility by EUR125m

Tritax EuroBox increases bank facility by EUR125m – The continental European logistics real estate assets investor, Tritax EuroBox (EBOX), has announced a EUR125m increase to an existing EUR300m unsecured revolving credit facility This increase is on the same terms as the existing facility, with an opening margin of 1.55% and a maturity date of October 2023 […]

30 Sep 2019

Ceiba interim result show Trump impact

Ceiba interim result show Trump impact – Ceiba Investments (CBA) has published interim results to 30 June 2019.  NAV per share decreased from US$1.49 as at 31 December 2018 to US$1.39 at 30 June 2019, mainly as a result of the increased discount rate and a downward adjustment of the estimated future cash flows to be generated […]

27 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 27 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 27 September 2019 Pacific Alliance China Land confirmed its planned delisting and liquidation, saying it would complete by the end of the year. Hipgnosis is asking shareholders to approve the issuance of 1bn C shares and has upped the maximum amount it will seek to issue now from 300m to 500m. Infrastructure […]

27 Sep 2019

AEW UK Long Lease targets covered dividend in FY2021

AEW UK Long Lease targets covered dividend in FY2021 – AEW UK Long Lease REIT has published results covering the year ended 30 June 2019. Generally, things seem to be on track – as the highlight below show – but problems with one tenant (now replaced) led to a dip in the share price. This […]

26 Sep 2019

Warehouse REIT invests in Cheshire

Warehouse REIT invests in Cheshire –  Warehouse REIT has exchanged contracts to acquire the Midpoint Estate, a multi-let estate of 20 high quality, individual warehouse units on 29 acres in a strategic location off the M6 motorway in Middlewich, Cheshire for GBP15.5 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.6 per cent. The Midpoint Estate […]

26 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 26 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 26 September 2019: 3i Infrastructure has completed the purchase of cold storage company, Ionisos, that was announced in July Custodian REIT has extended a borrowing facility that was coming to the end of its life by three years and expanded it too. Lloyds Bank agreed to increase the total funds available under […]

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