CAPITAL MARKETS
Case Studies

No results found. Please try refiltering.

Discovery House, Vision Park, Cambridge

Consultancy advice relating to the off-market disposal of a business park investment to Royal London, the adjoining owner

Transaction: Consultancy advice relating to the off-market disposal of a business park investment to Royal London, the adjoining owner

Price: £3,800,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.08%

Description: Business park investment of 9,034 sq ft let to the Internet Watch Foundation for 10 years from May 2014 with a mutual break at year 5. Current rent £203,825 per annum reflecting £22.50 per sq ft.

Client: RO Real Estate

67-71 Parade, Leamington SPa

Sale of a parade of three shops in central Leamington Spa

Transaction: Sale of a parade of three shops.

Price: £2,800,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.49%.

Description: Freehold parade of three shops let to  Joules, Specsavers and a local tenant producing a current income of £193,500 pa.

Client: Cambridge College

Swirles Court, Eddington

Acquisition of 325 bed student accommodation

Transaction: Acquisition of 325 bed student accommodation
Price: Confidential
Description: Acquisition of 325 brand new student beds for Girton college from Cambridge University. The units comprise extremely high end, college specification, en-suite beds
Client: Girton College

Land at Seybourne Park, Braintree

Forward commitment purchase of a c. 75,000 sq ft industrial unit with practical completion due in Q2 2018

Transaction: Forward commitment purchase of a c. 75,000 sq ft industrial unit with practical completion due in Q2 2018

Price: £9.7m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.30%

Description: The property will be let to Weston Homes Plc for a term of 25 years with five yearly open market rent reviews

Client: KFIM Long Income Property Unit Trust

26-30 Potter Street, Bishop’s Stortford

Sale of a parade of three retail units in Bishop’s Stortford town centre

Transaction: Sale of a parade of three retail units in Bishop’s Stortford town centre

Price: £1.897m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.75%

Description: The property is multi-let to Caffe Nero, Phase Eight and Trespass and is situated in the prime shopping pitch on Potter Street.  It is a prominent corner block with extensive return frontage.

Client: Private Individual

Cambridge Education Group Portfolio, Cambridge

Acquisition of a rare city centre portfolio of four education and student accommodation assets via a sale and leaseback structure

Transaction: Acquisition of a rare city centre portfolio of four education and student accommodation assets via a sale and leaseback structure

Price: £6,550,500, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.3%

Description: Freehold portfolio of four assets totalling 14,211 sq ft (GIA) of student accommodation, providing 62 beds across three properties, and a teaching facility building totalling 1,693 sq ft (NIA). The properties are let on individual leases extending to two, three, five and 10 years. Three of the four leases have tenant break options producing £370,000 per annum. The assets have underlying alternative use and redevelopment potential.

Client: Howard Group

Mill Court, Great Shelford, Cambridge

Disposal of a freehold office scheme to Metro PUT c/o Hermes Real Estate Investment Management

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold office scheme to Metro PUT c/o Hermes Real Estate Investment Management

Price: £9.85m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.9%

Description: Multi-let 1990s scheme comprising five office buildings totalling 3,575.62 sq m (38,488 sq ft) located on the south side of Cambridge adjacent to Shelford Railway Station. Producing £725,000 per annum.  The sale was the exit from a three year business plan to add value through refurbishment and relating of units and to grow rental value during the hold period.

Client: Buccleuch Property/Wrenbridge JV

Unit 9 Tower Close, St Peters Industrial Park, Huntingdon

Acquisition of a modern reversionary distribution warehouse

Transaction: Acquisition of a modern reversionary distribution warehouse

Price: £4m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.27%

Description: Freehold distribution warehouse of 48,087 sq ft let to Dart Products Europe Ltd on a lease expiring in 2024 at £267,500 per annum

Client: Legal and General

55-59 Hills Road and 1-7 Station Road, Cambridge

Acquisition of a multi-let retail and residential investment at auction

Transaction: Acquisition of a multi-let retail and residential investment at auction

Price: £3.33m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.10%

Description: Long leasehold period corner block in the heart of Cambridge.  Office pitch comprising five retail, nightclub, restaurant units and six self-contained flats producing £181,000 per annum, with long term redevelopment potential. A strategic acquisition for the freeholder.

Client: Cambridge College

Brunel Court, Brunel Way, Severalls Industrial Park, Colchester

Disposal of a south east multi-let industrial/office estate to Petchey Properties

Transaction: Disposal of a south east multi-let industrial/office estate to Petchey Properties

Price: £3.5m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.06%

Description: Freehold multi let industrial/office estate comprising 39,100 sq ft in five units producing £189,000 per annum. One unit is vacant and the estate has reversionary potential.

Client: Balvraid Properties

New Dover Road, Canterbury

Acquisition of a freehold international school campus and student accommodation with the benefit of a leaseback to Cambridge Education Group for 25 years.

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold international school campus and student accommodation with the benefit of a leaseback to Cambridge Education Group for 25 years.

Price: £11.25m reflecting a net initial yield of 4.7%

Description: The buildings comprise the majority of the CATS College Canterbury campus, a leading international boarding and summer language school operated by Cambridge Education Group on a 25-year lease with RPI uplifts.

Client: Aberdeen Standard

Trinity Retail Park, Trinity Road, Chipping Norton

Funding of a new retail park in Chipping Norton, by a Private Investor 

Transaction: Funding of a new retail park in Chipping Norton, by a Private Investor

Price: £8m - reflecting a net initial yield of 5.05%, based on the commercial estimated income of £398,305

Description: M&S food store with three retail units and four residential flats

Client: Simons Developments Limited

160-166 Kensington High Street, London W8

Disposal of a prime London freehold retail / office investment

Transaction: Disposal of a prime London freehold retail / office investment

Price: £28m, reflecting a net initial yield of 4.2%

Description: Located diagonally opposite High Street Kensington underground station, providing 21,402 sq ft in two retail units plus first floor, grade A offices. 74% of the income secured to Metro Bank Plc and Argos Ltd. Total income of £1,254,000 per annum. Residential upper floors sold off.

Client: Cambridge College

View Case Study

Coombe Estate, Kingston

Disposal of a prime development site with planning permission in South West London

TRANSACTION: Disposal of a prime development site with planning permission in South West London
PRICE: £2.525m
DESCRIPTION: Located on the exclusive Coombe Estate in Kingston–upon-Thames. Site of 0.61 acres with planning permission for four houses totalling 14,574 sq ft
CLIENT: Forge Earth

Raynham Road Industrial Estate, Bishops Stortford 

Acquisition of a south east multi-let industrial and trade counter estate.

Transaction: Acquisition of a south east multi-let industrial and trade counter estate.

Price: £13,925,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.34%.

Description: Freehold industrial and trade estate totalling 100,387 sq ft across 26 units. Multi-let to 18 tenants with an unexpired lease term of 3.28 years to break and 7.06 years to expiry producing a current income of £794,225 pa (£7.83 per sq ft overall).

Client: Universities Superannuation Scheme 

vue cinema, Cambridge

Acquisition of a multiplex cinema adjacent to Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge

Transaction: Acquisition of a multiplex cinema adjacent to Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge

Price: £13,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.13%

Description: 8 screen multiplex cinema of approximately 32,100 sq ft let to Vue Entertainment Ltd on a lease expiring in 2022. The acquisition merges the asset into Legal and General’s wider ownership of
the Grafton Centre, a 420,000 sq ft shopping scheme currently undergoing major refurbishment by the fund

Client: Legal and General

72-80 CLARENCE STREET AND 37-39 WHEATFIELD WAY, KINGSTON UPON THAMES

£5,150,000 at a net initial yield of 5.4%

Transaction: Acquisition of a prime retail block

Price: £5,150,000 at a net initial yield of 5.4%

Description: Retail parade of 4 shops including upper parts above with 86% of the income derived from Skipton Building Society and Cotswold Outdoor

Client: Private property company

BUCKINGWAY BUSINESS PARK, CAMBRIDGE

Speculative funding and sale of new industrial scheme to M&G Real Estate

Transaction: Speculative funding and sale of new industrial scheme to M&G Real Estate
Price: £22,000,000
Description: Totalling 155,000 sq ft, this is the largest speculative warehouse development to be built in Cambridge since 2002, comprising four warehouse units currently under construction
Client: Barwood capital and Goya Developments

The Pemberley Portfolio

Investment sale of 102 bungalows in Lakenheath, Suffolk

Transaction: Investment sale of 102 bungalows in Lakenheath, Suffolk

Price: Confidential

Description: A PRS portfolio of 102 bungalows let on ASTs close to Mildenhall and Lakenheath RAF and USAF bases in Suffolk.  The portfolio had been in the same family ownership for over 50 years and has potential to add value through refurbishment or break up

Client: Holywell Row Properties

Mount Pleasant Halls, Cambridge

Student income strip funding advice for 277 beds, let to St Edmund's College

Transaction: Student income strip funding advice for 277 beds, let to St Edmund's College

Price: Circa £72m

Description: A former office building known as Mount Pleasant House is due to be demolished and developed into 277 student beds in time for the 2019/20 academic year.  St Edmunds College will take a long lease on the finished building with annual RPI uplifts capped at 4% and collared at 0%

Client: Legal & General

32 Jack Straw’s Lane, OXFORD

Sale of student accommodation and children’s nursery

Transaction: Sale of student accommodation and children’s nursery

Price: £3.1m

Description: Sale of the freehold interest in a children’s day nursery with student accommodation above.

Client: St Hilda’s College, Oxford

6 Hinton Road, Bournemouth

Site sale with planning permission for 102 student beds

Transaction: Site sale with planning permission for 102 student beds

Price: GDV circa £12m

Description: A development opportunity with planning permission for 102 student studios in central Bournemouth.  The property was available by way of a forward funding or site sale and it was crucial to secure a suitable purchaser quickly, given the scheme is due for Practical Completion in time for the 2018/19 academic year

Client: Stamford Hinton

Abcam Building, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge

Forward sale and full funding of a new pre-let high specification shell and core laboratory building 

Transaction: Forward sale and full funding of a new pre-let high specification shell and core laboratory building by Tesco Pension Trustees Ltd

Price: c£63m reflecting a net initial yield of c4.8%

Description: Development of a new 100,000 sq ft shell and core laboratory building on world class Cambridge Biomedical Campus for Abcam Plc pre-let on a new 20 year lease at £3,030,000 per annum

Client: Cambridge Medipark Ltd, a JV between Liberty Property Trust and Countryside Properties Plc

View Case Study

Denmark House, Victoria Way, Newmarket 

Disposal of a freehold distribution warehouse to Legal and General 

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold distribution warehouse to Legal and General

Price: £3,877,500 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.41%

Description: 1990’s distribution warehouse totalling 42,500 sq ft located in the heart of East Anglia. Let to Hermes Parcelnet Ltd on a lease expiring in October 2022 at £265,000 per annum (£6.23 per sq ft).

Client: Private investor

Trafalgar Way & Viking Way Trading Estates, Bar Hill, Cambridge

Acquisition of a freehold multi-let industrial estate adjacent to A14, north of Cambridge

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold multi-let industrial estate adjacent to A14, north of Cambridge

Price: £11,600,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.25%

Description: Freehold 1980s multi-let industrial estate totalling 158,790 sq ft across 21 units. Mult let to 13 tenants with an unexpired term of 3.4 years to break and 5.6 years to expiry producing £774,325 per annum exclusive (£4.87 per sq ft overall)

Client: Legal and General Property

View Case Study

Link 47, John Hyrne Way, Longwater Business Park, Norwich

Sale of a freehold multi-let warehouse / trade counter estate with immediate access to A47 Norwich bypass

Transaction: Sale of a freehold multi-let warehouse / trade counter estate with immediate access to A47 Norwich bypass

Price: £4,755,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.63%

Description: Freehold. 3 units providing 3,831.17 sq m (41,238 sq ft) built between 2008 and 2016 and a surfaced yard of 0.405 hectares (1 acre) with future development potential (subject to planning). Let to 3 tenants producing a total income of £336,000 per annum. Average weighted unexpired lease term of 7.1 years.

Client: Citygate

4 Cyrus Way, Cygnet Park, Peterborough

Acquisition of a freehold office on established out of town commercial centre

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold office on established out of town commercial centre

Price: £2,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.99%

Description: Modern office totalling 1,026 sq m (11,045 sq ft) built in 2007 let in its entirety to an established accountancy partnership, Bulley Davey, with an unexpired term of approximately 5.6 years at £148,500 per annum

Client: Cambridge City Council

Henderson House, Ermine Business Park, HUNTINGDON

Acquisition of a freehold office on established out of town commercial centre

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold office on established out of town commercial centre

Price: £5,224,250 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.84%

Description: Modern office totalling 1,982 sq m (21,340 sq ft) built in 1995 let in its entirety to an Anglian Water Services Ltd with an unexpired term until 2032 at £325,000 per annum with fixed uplifts at the rent reviews in 2021 and 2026

Client: Cambridge City Council

ST LEONARD'S HOUSE, LANCASTER

Forward funding purchase of 179 student beds in Lancaster city centre

Transaction: Forward funding purchase of 179 student beds in Lancaster city centre

Price: £14,341,000

Description: Part Grade II listed building with planning permission for 80 studios and 99 en-suite cluster rooms.  The scheme is to be developed by Robertson and will provide the best quality student accommodation in the city

Client: KFIM on behalf of Lancashire County Council Pension Fund

View Case Study

89/91 CLARENCE ST & 2/6 CASTLE ST, Kingston Upon Thames 

Acquisition of a prime retail/ office block on the corner of Clarence St and Castle St.

Transaction: Acquisition of a prime retail/office block on the corner of Clarence St and Castle St.

Price: £4,955,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.6%

Description: Retail parade of 5 shops over ground and basement, with three floors of self contained offices above. Producing an income of £312,880pa with 50% derived from Starbucks until 2023

Client: Private property company

View Case Study

Peirson House, Wellfield  Avenue, Muswell Hill London N10

Disposal of a vacant care home with development potential.

Transaction: Disposal of a vacant care home with development potential.

Price: £1,675,000

Description: 4,000 sqft of vacant care home on a 0.12 acre site with redevelopment potential in a prime North London location.

Client: Abbeyfield

View Case Study

Orchard Road, Royston

Disposal of a freehold multi-let office and industrial site.

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold multi-let office and industrial site.

Price: £3,850,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 7%

Description: 38,785 sq ft of retail, office, industrial and lab space with redevelopment potential. Let to four tenants with an unexpired term of 2.91 years to expiry, producing a current income of £286,703 pa.

Client: CBREGI

Units C&D, Walton Avenue, Felixstowe

Acquisition of the long leasehold interest in two warehouse units for a Cambridge College from Westbrook Partners

Transaction: Acquisition of the long leasehold interest in two warehouse units for a Cambridge College from Westbrook Partners

Price: £8,600,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 7.82%

Description: This long leasehold property comprising 207,003 sqft of distribution accommodation, laid out in two terraces and let in their entirety to John Good & Sons Ltd, guaranteed by Felixstowe Warehousing Company Limited. The annual rental income is £717,800

Client: Cambridge College

Carlyle House, 22-28 Carlyle Road, Cambridge

Acquisition of a multi-let city centre office building

Transaction: Acquisition of a multi-let city centre office building

Price: £5,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 5.25%

Description: Totalling 10,623 sqft, this property is let to 6 tenants and produces £278,614 per annum exclusive.

Client: Longmead Capital LLP

Thorpewood House, Peterborough

Sale of single let office building for Pigeon to a Private Investor

Transaction: Sale of single let office building for Pigeon to a Private Investor

Price: £13,950,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 7.1%

Description: This freehold property comprising 65,405 sqft is let in its entirety to Anglian Water Services Limited for a further 11.25 years at an annual rental of £1,057,995.

Client: Pigeon East of England Property LP

511 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge

Sale of multi-let industrial estate for Dencora Estates Limited to a UK Institution

Transaction: Sale of multi-let industrial estate for Dencora Estates Limited to a UK Institution

Price: £12,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.75%

Description: Totalling 62,000 sqft, this predominantly 1970’s industrial estate is multi-let to three tenants, producing a total rental income of £865,000 per annum exclusive.

Client: Dencora Estates Limited

REGUS BUSINESS CENTRE, ATTERBURY LAKES, MILTON KEYNES

Disposal of a freehold out of town business centre office to the occupational tenant

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold out of town business centre office to the occupational tenant

Price: £7,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 9.1%

Description: A modern 2000 construction, 33,500 sq ft office building immediately adjacent to junction 14 of the M1 let to Regus until August 2021 at £685,397 pa

Client: Fund

View Case Study

136 HONEYPOT LANE, QUEENSBURY, LONDON, NW9

Disposal of a freehold vacant care home with development potential

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold vacant care home with development potential

Price: £3,625,000

Description: Vacant residential care home of 12,075 sq ft located on site of 0.63 acres with potential to redevelop and increase massing substantially in line with neighbouring properties

Client: Abbeyfield

View Case Study

515 COLDHAMS LANE, CAMBRIDGE

Acquisition of a freehold warehouse/R&D production unit east of the city centre

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold warehouse/R&D production unit east of the city centre

Price: £7,050,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.32%

Description: A 48,908 sq ft production/warehouse unit on a self-contained site extending to 2.04 acres in an established industrial area. Single let to Inca Digital Printers Ltd at £475,000 pa with an unexpired term of 5.5 years

Client: Standard Life Investments

View Case Study

HELLESDON PARK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HELLESDON PARK ROAD, NORWICH

Acquisition of a substantial freehold multi let industrial estate

Transaction: Acquisition of a substantial freehold multi let industrial estate

Price: £9,340,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.4%

Description: Multi let industrial estate comprising 29 units in three terraces totalling 126,500 sq ft let to 23 tenants with a total rent of £642,812 pa. The WAULT is around 4.19 years to breaks and 4.91 years to lease expiry. The scheme has 3 vacant units to be let and many asset management angles

Client: Dacre Property Holdings

View Case Study

Taggs Boatyard, 44 Summer Road, Thames Ditton

Prime freehold development opportunity with planning permission

Transaction: Prime freehold development opportunity with planning permission

Price: Confidential

Description: Prime development opportunity with planning permission for 11,253 sq ft of new development including 9 residential apartments

Client: Confidential

View Case Study

THE WALMER CASTLE, LEDBURY ROAD, NOTTING HILL, LONDON, W11

Acquisition of a freehold public house in heart of Notting Hill

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold public house in heart of Notting Hill

Price: £5,500,000 reflecting net initial yield of 3.4%

Description: Prominent period building totalling 4,746 sq ft over basement, ground and two upper floors let in its entirety to Mitchells & Butlers Retail (No 2) Ltd with 30 years unexpired at £198,734 pa with 5 yearly RPI rent reviews, collared and capped at 2% and 4% per annum compounded

Client: Oxford College

View Case Study

CB1, 50/60 Station Road, Cambridge

Securing development funding from Aviva Investors acting for Aviva Life and Pensions UK Ltd for a new speculative office building at the CB1 mixed use scheme

Transaction: Securing development funding from Aviva Investors acting for Aviva Life and Pensions UK Ltd for a new speculative office building at the CB1 mixed use scheme adjacent to Cambridge Station

Price: Approximately £87,000,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 6.0%

Description: Totalling 163,000 sq ft, this grade A office scheme forms a key part of the CB1 masterplan and is the largest speculative office building to be developed in Cambridge city centre

Client: Brookgate

View Case Study

Thistlebrook Industrial Estate, Greenwich, London, SE2

Disposal of a long leasehold industrial estate

Transaction: Disposal of a long leasehold industrial estate

Price: £5,850,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 4.21%

Description: 1970s industrial estate totalling 59,963 sq ft in 8 units, underlet to Greenwich Council on a lease expiring in 2104

Client: Mountcharm

View Case Study

Pelham Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19

Disposal of a vacant care home with development potential

Transaction: Disposal of a vacant care home with development potential

Price: £3,300,000

Description: Vacant early 1990s care home of 9,717 sq ft on a site area of 0.22 acres with development potential for residential town houses or apartments

Client: Abbeyfield

View Case Study

University of Bedfordshire

Consultancy advice to acquire and develop an additional 200 beds for the University

Description: Consultancy advice to acquire and develop an additional 200 beds for the University

Price: Confidential

Client: University of Bedfordshire

View Case Study

Trinity College, Cambridge

Acquistion of the former Cambridge Union Society building in Cambridge city centre for conversion to student accommodation and commercial space

Description: Acquistion of the former Cambridge Union Society building in Cambridge city centre for conversion to student accommodation and commercial space

Price: Confidential

Client: Trinity College, Cambridge

Jessica House, Wandsworth, London, SW18

Acquisition of a multi-let freehold office investment

Transaction: Acquisition of a multi-let freehold office investment

Price: £16,550,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 4.41%/£394 per sq ft capital value

Description: 41,954 sq ft 1990s office building with 20 car spaces, producing £772,720pa. Short/medium term potential for residential conversion, subject to planning permission

Client: Galliard Homes

View Case Study

One Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1

Acquisition of a 121 bed direct let asset in a prime position in Kingston

Transaction: Acquisition of a 121 bed direct let asset in a prime position in Kingston

Price: £25.7m reflecting a net initial yield of around 4.6%

Description: Modern, direct let investment comprising 121 beds and 1,800 sq ft of D1 space, developed in 2014

Client: LaSalle Investment Management

View Case Study

Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough

Disposal of a freehold multi-let business park

Transaction: Disposal of a freehold multi-let business park

Price: Price: £16,440,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 8%

Description: 1980s multi-let office park comprising circa 124,000 sq ft in 6 buildings on a 17 acre site

Client: Private property company

CB1, Cambridge

Securing development funding and forward sales for new landmark mixed use development including offices, retail, leisure and student accommodation phases

Transaction: Securing development funding and forward sales for new landmark mixed use development including offices, retail, leisure and student accommodation phases

Client: Brookgate

Read More

The Frontage, Nottingham

Acquisition and funding advice for the development of 152 student beds in Nottingham city centre. Sold to Empiric PLC.

Description: Acquisition and funding advice for the development of 152 student beds in Nottingham city centre. Sold to Empiric Plc

Price: £18.8m

Client: Frontier Developments

View Case Study

Portfolio - Doncaster, Newark-on-Trent, Worksop

Disposal of a portfolio of neighbourhood retail centres to London & Cambridge Investments

Transaction: Disposal of a portfolio of neighbourhood retail centres to London & Cambridge Investments

Price: £5.015m reflecting a net initial yield of 8.10%

Description: Portfolio of three local centres anchored by Tesco / One Stop in new residential developments at Woodfield Plantation, Doncaster; Fernwood Park, Newark-on-Trent; Celtic Point, Worksop

Client: Royal Bank of Scotland

View Case Study

The Grafton Centre, Cambridge

Acquisition of a major shopping centre from M&G Real Estate

Transaction: Acquisition of a major shopping centre from M&G Real Estate

Price: £99m reflecting a net initial yield of 5.18%

Description: Cambridge’s second city centre shopping scheme comprising 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure arranged over 84 units having 1,150 car spaces. Anchored by Debenhams and BHS with retailers including H&M, Next, New Look, Topshop and Boots. Acquired with plans to enhance the centre through active asset management

Client: Legal & General Property

View Case Study

One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead

Acquisition of a town centre multi-let office from Clearbell

Transaction: Acquisition of a town centre multi-let office from Clearbell

Price: £16.65m reflecting a net initial yield of c 7.50%

Description: A late 1980s office building comprising 96,135 sq ft and predominantly let to Bourne Leisure for a further 15 years producing £1,282,877 per annum.

Client: Floreat Real Estate Limited

View Case Study

Homebase, Snowdon Drive, Milton Keynes

Acquisition of a prime retail warehouse investment from Aberdeen Asset Management

Transaction: Acquisition of a prime retail warehouse investment from Aberdeen Asset Management

Price: :£21.8m reflecting a net initial yield of 6.20%

Description: Flagship 82,500 sq ft retail warehouse in city centre cluster at Winterhill. Let to Homebase Ltd with an unexpired term of around 14.5 years producing £1,420,000 per annum

Client: Dacre Property Holdings

View Case Study

Units 1-4 & 14-42, Morgan Way Industrial Estate, Bowthorpe, Norwich

Disposal of a multi-let industrial estate to Canmoor

Transaction: Disposal of a multi-let industrial estate to Canmoor

Price: £5.73m reflecting a net initial yield of 7.57

Description: 1980s built industrial estate comprising 33 units and covering 97,000 sq ft. Currently let to 15 tenants generating around £460,000 per annum equating to £4.75 per sq ft overall

Client: Grovemere Property Ltd

View Case Study

Brunel Gate, Telford Close, Aylesbury

Disposal of freehold multi let industrial estate

Transaction: Disposal of freehold multi let industrial estate

Price: £2,100,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 7.23%

Description: 67,471sq ft over 10 warehouse units constructed in 2006. Second round of best bids achieved £200,000 over asking.

Client: Square Metre Properties Ltd

Jupiter House & Juniper House, Warley Hill Business Park, Brentwood

Disposal of M25 business park offices to Threadneedle

Transaction: Disposal of M25 business park offices to Threadneedle

Price: £8.39m reflecting a net initial yield of 8.22%

Description: Two adjoining office buildings totalling 37,917 sq ft. Multi-let with an AWULT to lease expiry 7.6 years / AWULT to break 3.5 years producing £729,362 per annum equating to £19.23 per sq ft overall

Client: CBRE Global Investors

Cambridge Research Park

Acquisition of the Cambridge Research Park from Clearbell on behalf of Rockspring

Transaction: Acquisition of the Cambridge Research Park from Clearbell on behalf of Rockspring

Price: £21m

Description: The site includes 78,000 sq ft of office space in addition to 26 acres of undeveloped land. Construction is underway to deliver an additional 80,000 sq ft of office and mid-tech space. Rockspring will retain Bidwells as letting agents on the Park

Client: Rockspring

View Case Study

Grove Technology Park, Wantage

Disposal of a multi-let industrial office and R&D park in Oxfordshire’s Science Vale

Transaction: Disposal of a multi-let industrial, office and R&D park in Oxfordshire’s Science Vale

Price: Confidential

Description: Over 60 companies in buildings comprising 170,000 sq ft with 15.2 acres of development land. Asset management opportunities to increase rental tone, enhance income profile and improve the AWULT

Client: Private investor

View Case Study

170 High Street, Guildford

Acquisition of a freehold retail investment on behalf of a private property company

Transaction: Acquisition of a freehold retail investment on behalf of a private property company

Price: £2.23m reflecting a net initial yield of 6.4%

Description: Property let to fashion brand Timberland and The North Face for a further ten years at a rebased rent of £152,000 per annum

Client: Private Property Company

50-52 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds

Acquisition of two securely let, vibrant restaurant investments in Bury St Edmunds

Transaction: Acquisition of two securely let, vibrant restaurant investments in Bury St Edmunds

Price: £2.8m reflecting a net initial yield of 5.25% rising to 5.6% in year five

Description: The property in the town centre, was formerly a Barclays Bank, but is now occupied by restaurant groups Bill’s and Côte Brasserie

Client: Cambridge College

Exchange House, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

Acquisition of a prime city centre multi-let office and retail investment

Transaction: Acquisition of a prime city centre multi-let office and retail investment

Price: c.£23m reflecting a net initial yield of 9%

Description: Multi let office of 121,410 sq ft on five floors above ten retail/restaurant units on ground with 44 car spaces producing over £2m per annum

Client: Private Property Company

View Case Study

Booker, Crow Lane Industrial Estate, Northampton

Disposal of a wholesale warehouse investment on behalf of M&G Real Estate

Transaction: Disposal of a wholesale warehouse investment on behalf of M&G Real Estate

Price: Sold for £3.175m reflecting a net initial yield of 7.4%

Description: Warehouse let to Booker Ltd, a leading wholesale provider, for a further four years with a rent of £250,000 per annum (£4.37 per sq ft)

Client: M&G Real Estate

View Case Study

New City House, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham

Disposal of hotel, retail parade and restaurant investment to David Samuel Properties

Transaction: Disposal of hotel, retail parade and restaurant investment to David Samuel Properties

Price: £6.36m reflecting a net initial yield of 7.8%

Description: 51,218 sq ft comprising a newly refurbished Travelodge Hotel, nine retail units, two restaurants and 29 car spaces producing an income of £525,172 per annum

Client: evolve Fund Services

Brunel Road, Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, Wakefield

Acquisition of a prime distribution warehouse

Transaction: Acquisition of a prime distribution warehouse

Price: £3.7m reflecting a net initial yield of 6.49%

Description: Modern distribution warehouse located at Junction 41 of the M1, let to Macfarlane Group for an unexpired term of 10 years at £254,000 per annum which equates to £4.74 per sq ft

Client: The ACT Foundation

Iffley Road, Oxford

Consultancy advice for the development and sale of c.135 student beds and commercial space

Description: Consultancy advice for the development and sale of c.135 student beds and commercial space.

Price: Confidential

Client: Wrenbridge

View Case Study

Accor Ibis Hotel and Cycle Park, Station Square, Cambridge CB1

Forward sale and full funding of a new Ibis hotel, leisure/retail unit and cycle park investment by Tesco Pension Trustees Ltd.

Transaction: Forward sale and full funding of a new Ibis hotel, leisure/retail unit and cycle park investment by Tesco Pension Trustees Ltd.

Price: £33m reflecting a net initial yield of around 4.6%

Description: Development of a new pre-let 231 bed Ibis hotel, 491 sq m (5,282 sq ft) of leisure/retail accommodation, 3,000 space cycle park facility and cycle shop - the first of its kind in the UK.

Client: Brookgate

View Case Study

Norwich, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Funding, planning, building consultancy and strategic advice for the University’s existing student accommodation portfolio and future developments

Consultancy: Funding, planning, building consultancy and strategic advice for the University’s existing student accommodation portfolio and future developments

Client: UEA

Units 4a & 4b, 8-11 Cambridge Commercial Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge

Disposal of five warehousing units on Cambridge Commercial Park.

Transaction: Disposal of five warehousing units on Cambridge Commercial Park. 

Price:  £5.914m reflecting a net initial yield of 5.5%

Description: Multi-let trade counter industrial estate producing circa £344,000 per annum.

Client: F&C REIT Asset Management Dublin 

View Case Study

Development site, Norwich

Site sale subject to planning for c.220 direct let beds in Norwich city centre

Description: Description: Site sale subject to planning for c.220 direct let beds in Norwich city centre

Price: GDV c.£22m

Client: Telereal Trillium

310 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge

Investment sale of 310 Cambridge Science Park

Transaction: Investment sale of 310 Cambridge Science Park

Price: Confidential

Description: High quality office and fully fitted laboratories let to Astra Zeneca

Client: Trinity College, Cambridge

View Case Study

retail/leisure Portfolio Sale

Portfolio Sale of six retail / leisure assets in Brighton and London

Transaction: Portfolio Sale of six retail / leisure assets in Brighton and London

Price: £42,000,000

Description: A retail and leisure portfolio with four assets in Brighton and two in London (Hampstead and East Ham), in town centres positions, let to good covenants including Carluccios, Tesco, Starbucks, Giraffe, Nationwide Building Society, Pizza Express, State Bank of India, Wagamama and Jigsaw

Client: Mountcharm

View Case Study

Plot 301, Gateway, Peterborough

Forward sale of pre let development at Gateway, Peterborough scheme J17 A1(M)

Transaction: Forward sale of pre let development at Gateway, Peterborough scheme J17 A1(M)

Price: Confidential

Description: New 37,000 sq ft parcel delivery distribution warehouse pre let to Geopost (UK) on a new 20 year lease

Client: Roxhill

View Case Study

Howdens Joinery National Distribution Centre, Northampton

Acquisition of a substantial distribution warehouse investment

Transaction: Acquisition of a substantial distribution warehouse investment

Price: £47 million reflecting a net initial yield of 13.89%

Description: A 971,500 sq ft high bay distribution unit located in the “Golden Triangle” let to Howdens Joinery Group Plc producing £6,905,113 per annum

Client: The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd

View Case Study

CB1, Student Accommodation Phase Two, Cambridge

Site sale with outline planning permission for over 500 student beds and ancillary retail units adjacent to Cambridge Rail Station

Transaction: Site sale with outline planning permission for over 500 student beds and ancillary retail units adjacent to Cambridge Rail Station

Price: £9 million

Description: A mixture of ensuite cluster flats and studios in three separate blocks - in addition to the 511 beds already developed at CB1. The scheme ‘The Vega’ completed in August 2014.

Client: Brookgate

View Case Study

Tesco Joint Venture, Nationwide Portfolio

Sale and leaseback of a portfolio of supermarkets

Transaction: Sale and leaseback of a portfolio of supermarkets

Price: £440 million, individual assests ranging in value from around £1 million to £71 million

Description: 11 supermarkets nationwide

Client: Cambridge College

View Case Study

Capita Call Centre, Rotherham

Lease restructuring and a simultaneous sale of the investment

Transaction: Lease restructuring and a simultaneous sale of the investment

Price: £21.3 million, reflecting 7.5% net initial yield

Description: 150,000 sq.ft call centre

Client: Cowell Group

CB1, Microsoft, Station Road, Cambridge

Full funding and sale of Microsoft’s new European research centre at the CB1 scheme in central Cambridge

Transaction: Full funding and sale of Microsoft’s new European research centre at the CB1 scheme in central Cambridge

Price: £40 million, reflecting 6% net initial yield

Description: 78,000 sq.ft of Grade A offices

Client: Brookgate

View Case Study

Bondway, Vauxhall, London, SW8

Funding of a Travelodge hotel and Waitrose supermarket development

Transaction: Funding of a Travelodge hotel and Waitrose supermarket development

Price: £17.4 million, reflecting 6% net initial yield

Description: 148 bedroom hotel and 6,000 sq.ft supermarket

Client: Salmon Harvester Properties

View Case Study

Vitra Showroom, Clerkenwell, London, EC1

Acquisition of mixed use investment

Transaction: Acquisition of mixed use investment

Price: :£4.3 million, reflecting a 5.3% net initial yield

Description: 28,688sq.ft mixed use showroom and residential units

Client: Lumina Real State Capital

View Case Study

228 Bed Development Site Acquisition and Planning Permission, Norwich

Acquisition of the former bus station site in Norwich and securing planning permission for 228 student beds. The first purpose built student accommodation in Norwich city centre

Transaction: Acquisition of the former bus station site in Norwich and securing planning permission for 228 student beds. The first purpose built student accommodation in Norwich city centre

Price: c. £16m

Client: Alumno Developments

Hult International Business School, London, E1

Letting on behalf of Hult for a 346 bed student accommodation scheme and c.40,000 sq ft of teaching accommodation on Commercial Road, Aldgate

Transaction: Letting on behalf of Hult for a 346 bed student accommodation scheme and c.40,000 sq ft of teaching accommodation on Commercial Road, Aldgate

Rent: £5.5m pa

Client: Hult International Business School

View Case Study

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University

Forward sale and pre-let student accommodation scheme in central Cambridge. 59 en-suite beds, four 1 bed flats and four 2 bed flats let to the Master and Fellows of Lucy Cavendish College

Transaction: Forward sale and pre-let student accommodation scheme in central Cambridge. 59 en-suite beds, four 1 bed flats and four 2 bed flats let to the Master and Fellows of Lucy Cavendish College

Price: £8.75m

Client: Bondsway

View Case Study

Hughes Hall, Cambridge University

Finance, funding and building consultancy advice on the potential development of 65 student beds adjacent to campus

Consultancy: Finance, funding and building consultancy advice on the potential development of 65 student beds adjacent to campus

Value: c. £8m

Client: Hughes Hall

Cambridge - CB1, Bragg, Crick & Ashton House

Income maximisation of 511 student beds at Cambridge Station. Achieved c. 90% occupancy during the summer period let to four English language schools

Asset Management: Management: Income maximisation of 511 student beds at Cambridge Station. Achieved c. 90% occupancy during the summer period let to four English language schools

Client: Brookgate/LaSalle Investment Management

Norwich University of the Arts, Student Accommodation

Full funding of 228 student beds for Alumno Developments

Transaction: Full funding of 228 student beds for Alumno Developments

Price: £16m reflecting a net initial yield of circa 5.75%

Description: Planning, letting and funding of the first substantial, purpose-built student accommodation development in Norwich City Centre.

Client: Alumno

View Case Study

125 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1

Sale of restaurant with flats above

Transaction: Sale of restaurant with flats above

Price: £1.170m

Description: Freehold, ground floor and basement restaurant with 9 flats above sold off (4 flats with expiries in 2055)

Client: Mountcharm

View Case Study

CB1, 22 Station Road, Cambridge

Development funding and forward sale to Tesco Pension Fund of a pre-let office development at Brookgate’s CB1 scheme in central Cambridge

Transaction: Development funding and forward sale to Tesco Pension Fund of a pre-let office development at Brookgate’s CB1 scheme in central Cambridge

Price: £32m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.30%

Description: 65,000 sq ft prime Grade A office fronting Station Road pre-let to Mott MacDonald and Birketts

Client: Brookgate

View Case Study

Accor, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

Funding of a pre-let Accor Hotel scheme being developed by Jansons Property, located in Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

Transaction: Funding of a pre-let Accor Hotel scheme being developed by Jansons Property, located in Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

Price: £9.1m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.75%

Description: A new Accor Hotel development comprising 161 beds to trade as an IBIS - this has been pre-let on a new 20 year lease with uplifts

Client: AXA

Park Place, Vauxhall, London, SW8

Acquisition of a multi-let office investment let to nine tenants

Transaction: Acquisition of a multi-let office investment let to nine tenants

Price: £7.83 million, reflecting 6.75% net initial yield

Description: 25,672 sq.ft office

Client: TR Property Investment Trust Plc

View Case Study

Galileo Portfolio

Sale of 21 quality high street properties

Transaction: Investment Sale of Galileo Portfolio

Price: Confidential

Description: Sale of 21 quality high street properties

Client: Trinity College, Cambridge

View Case Study

Help us find an exact match for your search. Do you mean?

    or close this panel to search again