The properties include the Woodside Industrial Estate in Dunstable.
The transaction follows Harbert’s recent acquisition of five distribution facilities from ProLogis in June.
The properties total 2.1 million ft² (approx. 195,000 m²) of existing space and land allowing for up to 183,000 ft² of additional space. The properties include the Woodside Industrial Estate in Dunstable containing 1.5 million ft² and properties in Luton, Park Royal and Heathrow (Poyle). The portfolio will be managed by Canmoor Asset Management.
Scott O’Donnell, Senior Managing Director of HMC Europe, said, “The combination of having a solid base of existing cash flow through a multi-let portfolio over a weighted average remaining lease term in excess of seven years and with the opportunity to enhance value over time through the reconfiguration of certain existing and underutilized buildings and the possibility to build additional square feet is very appealing”.
Martin Smith, of Canmoor, said, “This was a good off market opportunity and we were delighted to start our Harbert joint venture with this portfolio”.
Harbert Management Corporation is an alternative asset investment management firm that manages 12 different investment strategies. The European real estate investment team has offices in London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Paris and Madrid.
The purchasers were advised by CBRE and Wragge & Co LLP.
Source: Harbert Management Corporation (Europe) LLC