About Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund

The Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund (SCREF) is Schroders Capital award-winning fund which was launched in 1971. It provides investors with diversified exposure to over £2.6 billion of UK commercial real estate (as at 30 September 2022) and is managed by our highly experienced team.

SCREF has over 180 institutional investors including pension fund, insurance company, endowment and public investment bodies from across the world.  It is an open-ended fund offering regular dealing and is among the most liquid funds of its type via an active secondary market.  SCREF is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.



GRESB & AREF as at 30 September 2022

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.

The investment opportunity

SCREF is a core/core+ investment, and is available to a broad range of domestic and international professional investors seeking to benefit from Schroders Capital expertise.


Investment approach

SCREF owns buildings with strong fundamentals that appeal to occupiers. Assets are typically located in winning cities across the UK which are attractive places to live and work, have diverse economies, good infrastructure and a skilled workforce.

Every property has a business plan to maximise its income and value. Active asset management such as refurbishments, letting activity or selected development may be carried out to improve the fund’s income profile and drive capital growth.

SCREF owns a diversified portfolio which provides a secure income, as well as opportunities to grow net operating income and asset values through active management.

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Risk considerations

The price of shares and the income from them may fluctuate upwards or downwards and cannot be guaranteed.

Property-based pooled vehicles, such as the Fund, invest in real property, the value of which is generally a matter of a valuer’s opinion.

It may be difficult to deal in the shares of the Fund or to sell them at a reasonable price because the underlying property may not be readily saleable, thus creating liquidity risk. Shares can be purchased or redeemed upon application to the Authorised Corporate Director of the Fund, Schroder Unit Trusts Limited.

A potential conflict with the Manager’s duty to the shareholder may arise where a transaction is effected for the Fund in the units of another fund(s) managed by the same Manager or an Associate of the Manager. However, the Manager will ensure that such transactions are effected on terms which are not materially less favourable than if the potential conflict had not existed.

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