Adderstone Group completes sale of £17m freehold portfolio

08 October 2013
Adderstone Group completes sale of £17m freehold portfolio

Adderstone Group has completed the £17 million pound disposal of subsidiaries UK Ground Rent Estates Ltd and UK Ground Rent Estates (2) Ltd in one of the region’s largest property transactions of the year.

The deal sees the purchaser commit to an ongoing management contract.

Adderstone Group Legal Director, Tim Clark, said: “We are still acquisitive in this sector but ground rent investments have become increasingly sought after by some major institutional investment houses.  Yields have contracted in recent years and we were made an offer for our more mature portfolios that was quite simply too good to refuse.”

John Ralph, partner and Real Estate Sector Head at Bond Dickinson commented: “We are delighted to see a local company successfully compete, and demonstrate expertise in a sector dominated by London based investment houses and more recently some of the big institutional players.  We are pleased to have been able to support the growth of the Group over the years and long may its success continue.”

Adderstone Chairman, Ian Baggett said: “This deal is significant. It is a hugely impressive achievement to have generated such healthy returns from a property related investment over the last five years.  We spotted huge potential in the market and created the ability to develop that potential very effectively.

“We have definitely sensed an upturn in the local economy.  Proceeds from this deal will be invested into our development pipeline bringing about further regeneration for the region.”