Acquisition

18th November 2019
RNS Number : 6278T
Real Estate Investors PLC
18 November 2019
 

 

 

 

Real Estate Investors Plc

(“REI” or the “Company” or the “Group”)

 

Acquisition

 

 

Real Estate Investors Plc (AIM: RLE), the London Stock Exchange listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a portfolio of 1.53 million sq. ft. of commercial property  in the Midlands property market across all sectors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a fully-let, prime, mixed-use block on The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, for £7.45 million, generating a net initial yield of 8.05%.  

 

The property, which includes twelve units, produces £639,500 p.a. with a current WAULT of 2.8 years to break and 5.5 years to expiry.   Comprising 31,660 square feet of prime space in a prosperous Warwickshire town centre, this is a popular shopping destination let to well-known tenants including: McDonald’s, Tiger UK, Moss Bros, Timpson Limited, Oxfam, Clydesdale Bank, Savers Health and Beauty, and EE. 

 

Paul Bassi, Chief Executive commented:

 

“This is an excellent strategic addition to our portfolio, increasing our exposure to this affluent town, located at the heart of the London to Birmingham ‘Warwickshire corridor’.  Royal Leamington Spa is a prime commuter belt town offering excellent quality of life, exceptional schools and universities and impressive Regency, Georgian and Victorian properties at affordable prices.  These factors are attracting migration from London, with 3200 new homes expected by 2024, which will bring an influx of affluent families, enhancing both residential and prime retail values.

 

This prime investment is multi-occupied with a diverse tenant line-up and provides asset management opportunities to increase capital and rental income. It takes our contracted rental income to £17.5 million which is up 2.88% in the current financial year.

 

Our portfolio continues to trade well, with embedded asset management opportunities that provide us with the ability to continue to enhance income and capital values organically. 

 

The Midlands is a growth market within which we are uniquely connected and together with our existing cash and bank facilities this makes us ideally placed to make further selective acquisitions during this period of political and economic uncertainty.”

 

Enquiries:

 

Real Estate Investors Plc

Paul Bassi/Marcus Daly

 

+44 (0)121 212 3446

 

Cenkos Securities

Azhic Basirov/Katy Birkin

 

+44 (0)20 7397 8900

 

Liberum

Jamie Richards/William Hall

 

+44 (0)20 3100 2000

 

Allenby Capital

Nick Naylor/Asha Chotai

 

+44 (0)20 3328 5656

 

Novella Communications

Tim Robertson/Fergus Young

 

+44 (0)20 3151 7008

 

About Real Estate Investors Plc

Real Estate Investors Plc is a publicly quoted, internally managed property investment company and REIT with a portfolio of 1.53 million sq ft of predominantly commercial property, managed by a highly-experienced property team with over 100 years of combined experience of operating in the Midlands property market across all sectors.  The Company’s strategy is to invest in well located, real estate assets in the established and proven markets across the Midlands, with income and capital growth potential, realisable through active portfolio management, refurbishment, change of use and lettings.  The portfolio has no material reliance on a single asset or occupier.  On 1st January 2015, the Company converted to a REIT.  Real Estate Investment Trusts are listed property investment companies or groups not liable to corporation tax on their rental income or capital gains from their qualifying activities.  The Company aims to deliver capital growth and income enhancement from its assets, supporting a progressive dividend policy. Further information on the Company can be found at www.reiplc.com.

 

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