This article includes three logistics real estate investors that are headquartered in the United Kingdom which can be found on our list of the largest logistics real estate investors in Europe. The database includes institutional investors, investment managers, project developers, real estate companies, REITs and pension funds that actively acquire logistics real estate in Europe.
This piece of research includes three UK real estate investors that specialize in logistic and industrial assets. According to a study conducted by BNP Paribas, industrial and logistics investments reached €13.7bn which accounts for 23% of total commercial real estate in Europe in 2022. All of the companies included in this research can be found on our list of the largest logistics real estate investors in Europe.
1) Warehouse REIT (London, United Kingdom)
Warehouse REIT was founded in 2013 and has become a specialist investor in warehouse and logistics assets. Since 2013, the firm has amassed a portfolio with a valuation of £1,006.1m spread across 90 assets. The London-based group has stringent asset selection criteria and targets assets on under-utilized land. In July 2022, the group began trading on the premium listing segment of the LSE. Warehouse continues to expand and in March 2022 the firm announced a £35m acquisition of a 170,000 sqft site in Oxfordshire.
2) Canmoor (London, United Kingdom)
Since its establishment in 2005, the London-based group has developed a portfolio that has acquired, managed, developed, and sold over £1.5bn of commercial property assets. Canmoor’s current portfolio is comprised of assets that are combined equal to over 12,000,000 sqft with over 700 tenants dispersed across the United Kingdom. The group has projects in numerous large UK cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Leeds. In 2023, Canmoor announced the sale of their Impact Park site which totals 276,880 sqft to Cadogan Income Properties.
3) Delin Property (London, United Kingdom)
Delin is an English real estate group that specializes in European logistics with offices in Rotterdam and Madrid. The London-based firm continues to expand on its current €1bn worth of assets under management and seeks logistics assets in the UK, Germany, Benelux, and Spain. Delin launched its own Dutch Logistics fund and relies on its local partnerships within the country to acquire value-driven assets. In March 2023, Delin acquired a 36,600sqmt warehouse from a DEKA Immobilien fund.
Picture source: Marcin Jozwiak (28.04.2023)