Even after Brexit, the UK remains an interesting market for office property. In our list, we present three well-known investors with their current investments in the UK. 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. M7 Real Estate Germany GmbH
London-based investment manager M7 Real Estate has recently acquired three office buildings in partnership with Kuwait-based KAMCO Investment Company KSC. The properties are Artadius House in Cardiff, the Keypoint building in Bristol and Objects House in Maidenhead. The properties have a combined total of 213,000 square metres of usable space. They increase the joint UK portfolio of M7 Real Estate and KAMCO to 400,000 square metres. Properties in Bristol, Hamilton and Chertsey were already purchased in 2020. M7 Real Estate manages around four billion euros in real estate assets.
2. Schroder Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Schroder Real Estate is part of Schroders, a global asset manager based in the City of London. Within the group, Schroder Real Estate is responsible for real estate investments – including office properties. Recently, St. James House in Cheltenham in the southwest of England was acquired for GBP 21.8 million. The purchase was made for the “Regional Office Property Unit Trust”, an in-house office property fund with a regional focus. The building has a usable floor space of just over 81,000 square metres and is fully let to public authorities and other solvent users.
Corum XL is a Europe-focused real estate fund launched by investment company Corum Asset Management with a strong UK focus. Properties in the UK account for more than half of the fund’s assets. The recent acquisition of “The Point” office building in Maidenhead on the western outskirts of London once again confirmed this focus. The property was acquired from another fund provider for GBP 38.85 million. The building, which is centrally located and has around 7,250 square metres of usable space, is let long-term to Maersk Line and Sequirus UK.
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