For 50 years we have navigated through a dynamic real estate landscape, continually evolving our aim to deliver outperformance in all economic environments. What has remained constant is the way we combine top-down economic and real estate research with in-depth local knowledge of the markets in which we operate to source and underwrite superior risk-adjusted opportunities. We regard the buildings in which we invest as businesses in their own right, which need nurturing and developing to ensure a strong and sustainable relationship between owner and occupier.
With strong local footprints in the world’s most attractive real estate markets, including the UK, Europe and Asia, our investors trust us to source what we consider the most sought-after investment opportunities and complex development projects. We go beyond simply providing access to these opportunities; we provide years of specialist knowledge and experience to drive sustainable value and to give us a competitive advantage in the market.
In addition, we have a dedicated real estate debt team targeting commercial real estate with a focus on investment grade, senior loan, and high yield bond markets. We seek investments in the sectors and geographies we believe provide the strongest downside protection and risk-adjusted returns.
We are active managers of real estate, combining an operational mindset with a research-led approach to generate sustainable income and maximise long-term value.
Data – Our dedicated in-house data scientists identify long-term market trends and short-term market disruptions that inform our investment decision-making, allowing us to identify what we consider the most attractive cities and locations
Active – We take an active ownership approach, developing tailored business plans for each asset that are constantly fine-tuned to generate optimum returns. These may encompass strategies such as (re)development, lease re-gearing, and enhancing sustainability
Hospitality – We apply a hospitality mindset to services, operations and lease terms, managing every asset as though it is a stand-alone business. This means optimising services, making efficient use of resources and adjusting lease terms to allow occupiers’ businesses to thrive
Integrating ESG considerations into our investments creates more resilient assets with longer occupancy rates. We aim to determine the most innovative ways our portfolio can reduce its impact on the environment and enhance its social benefits for our tenants and surrounding communities.
Every one of our real estate assets and funds has a sustainability policy and objectives that are reviewed and approved annually. Additionally, we follow the Operating Principles for Impact Management framework, duly adapted for the needs of our investment strategies to assess environmental and social impact within our portfolio. Our commitment to real estate with impact has received industry recognition from GRESB, Edie, EPRA BPR, PRI and BBP.
With a team of over 400 employees working across 19 offices around the world, we deploy capital as a force for good, building positive change. We value diversity and see it as a source of creativity and a way to get to better investment decisions, along with creating an engaging work environment.