Our investment strategies are considered ahead of the market and have proven exceptionally profitable. Highlights include the acquisition of Central London offices with short leases, multi-let regional offices, shopping centres, active management portfolios, City of London offices, student accommodation and a strategic sale programme in 2006/2007. More recently, we are focussing on student accommodation schemes and the acquisition of grade A active management office investments in Greater London.
Much of the team's success has been in acquiring and creating portfolios, with particular emphasis on ensuring the appropriate balance between long-term income and asset enhancement opportunities. As a case study, a multi sector regional portfolio of 44 properties was purchased, to which a trophy Central London building was added to improve diversity and balance. The majority of the improved portfolio was then sold within 6 months for the original combined purchase price while retaining 14 properties as profit.