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Custodian REIT plc : Disposal of Property

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Custodian REIT plc (CREI)
Custodian REIT plc : Disposal of Property
08-Jun-2022 / 07:00 GMT/BST
Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement that contains inside information according to REGULATION (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR), transmitted by EQS Group.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

 

 

8 June 2022

 

 

Custodian REIT plc

 

(“Custodian REIT” or the “Company”)

 

Disposal of Property

 

Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the disposal of a property from its portfolio.

 

The Company has sold a 24,178 sq ft car showroom in Derby let to Volkswagen for £5.6 million, £1.2 million (26%) ahead of the 31 March 2022 valuation, representing a net initial yield1 of 5.7%.  Following the disposal, net gearing2 has decreased to 20.5%.

 

Commenting on the disposal, Richard Shepherd-Cross, Managing Director of Custodian Capital Limited (the Company’s external fund manager), said:

 

“This asset has provided a healthy level of income over our five years of ownership and is being sold to a ‘special purchaser’ at a significant profit.  We have a strong pipeline of assets on which to redeploy the proceeds of this sale with better rental growth and asset management prospects.”

 

1 Passing rent divided by sale price plus estimated purchasers’ costs.

2 Gross borrowings less cash (excluding rent deposits and retentions) divided by last published property portfolio valuation.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Custodian Capital Limited

 

Richard Shepherd-Cross / Ed Moore / Ian Mattioli MBE

Tel: +44 (0)116 240 8740

 

www.custodiancapital.com

 

Numis Securities Limited

 

Hugh Jonathan / Nathan Brown

Tel: +44 (0)20 7260 1000

 

www.numiscorp.com

 

Camarco

 

Ed Gascoigne-Pees

Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4984

 

www.camarco.co.uk

 

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.

 

 


ISIN:

GB00BJFLFT45

Category Code:

MSCH

TIDM:

CREI

LEI Code:

2138001BOD1J5XK1CX76

Sequence No.:

166767

EQS News ID:

1370367


 

End of Announcement

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