Custodian REIT aims to be the real estate investment trust (REIT) of choice for private and institutional investors seeking high and stable dividends from well-diversified UK real estate. Custodian REIT floated in 2014, with a seed portfolio of £95mln. The flotation raised a further £55mln. Subsequent placings and considerable investment into UK regional real estate have seen the company grow to its current market capitalisation.
The £95mln seed portfolio was sourced from an existing portfolio of 48 properties, held by clients of Mattioli Woods and managed by Custodian Capital for the previous 12 years.
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