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Custodian REIT plc : Purchase of Land with Pre-let Development

Custodian REIT plc (CREI)
Custodian REIT plc : Purchase of Land with Pre-let Development

29-Jul-2020 / 10:28 GMT/BST
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29 July 2020



Custodian REIT plc


("Custodian REIT" or "the Company")


Purchase of Land with Pre-let Development


Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the completion of a forward funding agreement for a pre-let development, together with the purchase of the development land. 


The Company has acquired 0.6 acres of land in Nottingham, adjacent to the Castle Marina Shopping Park and near to the recently developed NG2 Business Park on the busy A453 Queens Drive, the main arterial route into Nottingham city centre from the South.


The development will comprise a 2,163 sq ft drive-through coffee shop with 34 parking spaces and construction is being phased over an expected six month build period. 


The unit, to be developed by Portal Nottingham Limited, has been pre-let to KBeverage Limited (trading as Starbucks Coffee) on a 20 year lease, without break, with five yearly upward only market rent reviews.  On completion of the development for a total consideration of £1.725 million, the total passing rent will be £115,000 per annum reflecting a net initial yield[1] of 6.67%.


The land purchase price of £0.9 million was funded from the Company's existing cash resources, resulting in net gearing2 increasing to 22.3% loan to value.


Commenting on the acquisition, Richard Shepherd-Cross, Managing Director of Custodian Capital Limited (the Company's discretionary investment manager), said:


"Demand for drive-through stores continues to show growth, especially in the hot beverage market, and is proving resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The location of this property on an arterial access route for Nottingham city centre allows easy accessibility for traffic both entering and leaving the City, enhancing the site's offering."


1 Passing rent divided by valuation plus estimated purchaser's costs.

2 Gross borrowings less unrestricted cash divided by last published property portfolio valuation.




For further information, please contact:


Custodian Capital Limited


Richard Shepherd-Cross / Nathan Imlach / Ian Mattioli MBE

Tel: +44 (0)116 240 8740




Numis Securities Limited


Nathan Brown / Hugh Jonathan

Tel: +44 (0)20 7260 1000






Ed Gascoigne-Pees

Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4984




Notes to Editors


Custodian REIT plc is a UK real estate investment trust, which listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange on 26 March 2014.  Its portfolio comprises properties predominantly let to institutional grade tenants on long leases throughout the UK and is principally characterised by properties with individual values of less than £10 million at acquisition. 


The Company offers investors the opportunity to access a diversified portfolio of UK commercial real estate through a closed-ended fund.  By targeting sub £10 million lot size, regional properties, the Company intends to provide investors with an attractive level of income with the potential for capital growth. 


Custodian Capital Limited is the discretionary investment manager of the Company. 


For more information visit www.custodianreit.com and www.custodiancapital.com.


Category Code: MSCU
LEI Code: 2138001BOD1J5XK1CX76
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EQS News ID: 1105207

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