The UK has one of the world’s most developed markets for online retail. This requires logistics space. Reason enough to invest in logistics real estate in the UK. These investors are doing it! This article is based on the unique Top 150 Property Investors UK – List of residential, commercial and hotel property buyers..
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1. London Metric Property LLC
London Metric Property is a UK REIT. The property portfolio managed by the REIT is valued at GBP 2.3 billion. About one-third of its assets are invested in urban logistics properties. At the beginning of 2021, two further properties were acquired for a total of GBP 39 million in Manchester and in Birmingham. In Manchester, a warehouse building measuring around 12,750 square metres was purchased for GBP 20.5 million, while in Birmingham a warehouse measuring over 11,000 square metres was purchased for around GBP 18 million.
2. Oxenwood Real Estate LLP
Oxenwood Real Estate is a privately owned real estate company founded in 2014 and based in London. It invests with a particular focus on logistics properties. To date, there are 22 properties in the portfolio, all located exclusively in England. The portfolio was already increased at the end of 2019 with the purchase of a 7,600 square metre warehouse in Weybridge, west of London, as part of a joint venture with Catalina Holdings. The property was recently let to Hermes Parcelnet for 15 years, guaranteeing stable long-term income.
3. Valor Real Estate LLP
Valor Real Estate Partners (“Valor”) sees itself as a pan-European real estate investor with a focus on logistics and industrial properties. To date, the portfolio includes 53 sites – primarily in Greater London (23) and Paris (14). At the end of January, Valor announced five further acquisitions in the vicinity of the British capital. The transaction volume amounts to over GBP 50 million. The five properties are logistics and commercial premises of varying sizes in Weybridge, Canning Town (2 properties), Sunbury and Park Royal.
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