What you need to know
IO Asset Management has bought six multi-let industrial estates on behalf of Tesco Pension Fund (TPF) for a total of £27.3m.
The estates comprise 428,000 sq ft of space and their purchase reflects an average net initial yield of around 6.25 per cent and a reversionary yield in excess of 7.5 per cent, with a 16 per cent vacancy.
These are the first purchases following IO’s appointment by TPF on a £60m segregated mandates to buy and hold multi-tenanted industrial and urban logistics estates with a value of £2m to £10m.
The purchased properties are:
§ Pembroke Court in Runcorn comprises 150,000 sq ft was purchased at a net initial yield of 5.3 per cent
§ Bishops Court in Warrington (110,000 sq ft/NIY 6.1 per cent)
§ Severn Link Distribution Centre in Chepstow (80,000 sq ft/NIY 6.7 per cent)
§ Old Mill Lane Industrial Estate in Mansfield (36,000 sq ft/NIY 6.7 per cent)
§ Centurion Court in Milton Keynes (24,000 sq ft/NIY 6.3 per cent)
§ Thames Trading Estate in Salford (31,000 sq ft/NIY 6.7 per cent)
Angus Scott-Brown, Managing Director of IO Asset Management, commented: “These purchases represent just under half of the original mandate to acquire multi-let industrial estates for Tesco Pension Fund.
“Our focus is on finding high quality properties with active management potential, and we are continuing to identify similar opportunities across the UK”.