Regional REIT completes £4.9m Portsmouth buy

By James Wallace - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 14:26

Regional REIT has acquired an office building at Port Solent, Portsmouth from Northwood Investors in a £4.9m deal.

The acquisition was identified as part of the £73m fundraise of December last year, that also saw Regional REIT acquire two major portfolios totalling £93.4m.

The acquired space within the One Port Way development totals 62,379 sq ft across three floors. It is already let to Ageas Insurance Ltd until 2026 at a rent of £0.4m, which represents a yield on purchase price (assuming standard costs) of 8.05%. The site underwent comprehensive refurbishment prior to its acquisition by Regional REIT.

Port Solent is an established commercial location on the South Coast, which has experienced net effective rental growth with increasing headline rents over the last few years. Ageas is one of the largest employers in the area.

Stephen Inglis, Chief Executive of LSI, company asset manager, and Director of Regional REIT, said: “The acquisition of One Port Way compliments our strategy of building a high-quality portfolio of assets across the UK. We have been actively looking to upweight our exposure to the South East and so were delighted to acquire this asset with a stable income stream already in place.”

James Wallace is a freelance consultant and can be reached via Linkedin or email: jawallace32@gmail.com

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