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Schroders adds Hartlebury to UK Property Fund

Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) * has acquired the Hartlebury Trading Estate in Worcestershire for £46.2 million (£32 capital value per sq ft), reflecting a net initial yield of 10.15% from the Industrial Trust advised by Valad.

The estate, let to over 80 tenants including Fedex, TNT, Just for Pets and Forest Garden across 182 units and 180 acres totalling 1.4 million sq ft, provides a dominant industrial estate servicing an affluent area of the Midlands.

James Lass, Fund Manager for SPF said:

“A focus on good quality secondary property benefitting from low passing rents has been a core part of the SPF acquisition strategy for some time. We continue to find value in assets of this nature which complement the existing high quality portfolio.

This dominant industrial estate provides a diversified income stream with low rental levels, strong tenant retention and further asset management opportunities. Regional industrial provides a substantial yield arbitrage relative to comparable product in the south east meaning attractive returns can be achieved without reliance on rental growth.”

Deloitte Real Estate acted for SPF.

*Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) is a £1.2 billion diversified fund investing in UK commercial property.

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Estelle Bibby, Senior PR Manager Schroders Investment Management

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Schroders UK Property Fund (SPF) is a £1.2 billion diversified fund investing in UK commercial property. It is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and available to professional investors.

The Schroder UK Property Fund is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) as a Qualified Investor Scheme (“QIS”). Only investors that meet the requirements for eligibility to invest in a QIS, as specified in COLL 8, Annex 1 of the FCA’s Handbook, may invest in Schroder UK Property Fund. A QIS may not be promoted to a member of the general public.

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