29th November 2016

Griffen UK sells Derbyshire warehouse for £13.7 million

Griffen UK, on behalf of the Griffen UK Logistics Fund ("GULF" or the "Fund"), has completed the sale of a distribution warehouse in Amber Park, South Normanton, Derbyshire for £13.7 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.7%. The property has been acquired by clients of Colliers Capital, advised by Colliers International.

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29th November 2016

Griffen sells Derbyshire warehouse for £13.7 million

Griffen UK, on behalf of the Griffen UK Logistics Fund ("GULF" or the "Fund"), has completed the sale of a distribution warehouse in Amber Park, South Normanton, Derbyshire for £13.7 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.7%. The property has been acquired by clients of Colliers Capital, advised by Colliers International.

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24th November 2016

A Perfect Storm

E-commerce is forcing many retailers to develop logistics assets, and a glaring lack of supply is keeping yields low and investors interested. Formerly minor picks in the investment arena, industrial assets are now some of the most sought after in the market.

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24th November 2016

Rise of the Machines

The £200m invested in automation by Marks & Spencer at its 900,000 sq ft Castle Donnington warehouse could begin to look like small change when the next generation of machinery goes into action. Automated picking and sorting systems could soon be a huge disruptor for a logistics sector still heavily reliant on people power (and the kind of floorspace and facilities people need).

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18th November 2016

Where is the real opportunity for investors in European logistics real estate?

With demand for logistics space surging across the continent, attention has focused in recent times on the Central European opportunity.

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7th October 2016

South African Rui Nobre drives change in the UK logistics sector

You may not see it, you may not know it - but warehouses the length and breadth of Britain have become international hot property. Nobre's companies have invested about £200m in the UK logistics property sector. Not content with buying off-the-shelf warehouse assets, Nobre is now starting to build them himself.

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30th September 2016

Half of all take-up transactions are now design and build: what does this mean for occupiers?

Already in 2016, 48 per cent of the space transacted has been bespoke design and build units, according to Savills' latest Big Shed Briefing.

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28th September 2016

Griffen lands Warwickshire 3PL hub letting

Griffen, on behalf of Griffin UK Property Investments, has signed a 210,000 sq ft prelet with Amethyst Group, a third-party logistics provider, at its 59-acre distribution park in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.

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23rd September 2016

Griffen signs sparkling pre-let with Amethyst

Griffen UK Property Investments has signed a 210,000 sq ft pre-let with third-party logistics provider, Amethyst Group, at its 59-acre distribution park in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.

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20th September 2016

Rui Nobre’s Griffen Capital discloses 800,000 sq ft logistics development pipeline

The South African investor - who only entered UK warehouse property two years ago - says he plans development to the value of about £125m.

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1st September 2016

With no seeming let up in the demand for warehouse space, what is the outlook for occupiers post Brexit?

It looks like business as usual for the logistics warehouse market - and indeed property consultants, developers and funds - in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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24th May 2016

How overseas capital is boosting industrial investment

It was a record breaker and sparked a level of interest in the industrial market not witnessed for many years. While the logistics and industrial property sector has never been considered the most glamorous in the world of real estate investment, it has become more interesting in recent months.

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4th May 2016

Griffen presses industrial spec button

Griffen has begun speculative development of an 132,000 sq ft warehouse and lodged plans for a further 210,000 sq ft of industrial development at the 59-acre Wellesbourne Distribution Park (WDP40) near Banbury as the group continues to quickly assemble a major UK logistics fund.

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15th December 2015

Griffen Capital acquires warehouse in Warrington for £4.1 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF”), has acquired a single-let distribution warehouse in Birchwood, Warrington for £4.1 million, reflecting a 7.8% net initial yield.

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15th December 2015

Griffen Capital acquires Eddie Stobart distribution warehouse in Warrington for £21.5 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or the “Fund”), has acquired a 376,000 sq ft warehouse in the Winwick Quay area of Warrington, for £21.5 million.

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15th December 2015

Griffen Capital acquires multi-let warehouse and office facility in Milton Keynes for £3.4 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or “the Fund”), has acquired a warehouse and office asset totalling a gross internal area of 66,000 sq ft, close to Milton Keynes town centre, which offers significant asset management potential.

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15th October 2015

Griffen Capital acquires industrial asset in Milton Keynes for £10.8 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or “the Fund”), has acquired a 187,427 sq ft logistics asset on the Blakelands Industrial Estate in Milton Keynes from John Lewis.

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23rd February 2015

JP Morgan and Barwood sell Wellesbourne Distribution Park

Griffin UK Logistics Fund (GULF) has bought Wellesbourne Distribution Park for £43.6m from Barwood Capital, Barwood Developments and JP Morgan.

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23rd February 2015

JV sells £44m distribution park

A joint venture partnership between Barwood Capital, Barwood Developments and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management has sold Wellesbourne Distribution Park to Griffin UK Logistics Fund for £43.6m.

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23rd February 2015

Logistics Fund Buys Warwickshire Distribution Park

A 72-acre distribution park in Warwickshire, whose tenants include Aston Martin Lagonda and Amethyst Group, has changed hands in a £43.6m transaction.

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15th February 2015

Griffen Capital acquires Wellesbourne Distribution Park for £43.6 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF”), has acquired a distribution park which sits on a 59 acre site in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.

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15th January 2015

Griffen Capital acquires Sainsbury’s-let warehouse for £18.5 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or the “Fund”), has acquired a single-let distribution warehouse on Hinckley Road in Coventry.

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14th December 2014

Griffen Capital acquires West Midlands distribution unit for £4.8 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of its Griffen UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or “the Fund), has acquired a 104,558 sq ft distribution warehouse in Minworth, near Birmingham. This is GULF’s third acquisition as it continues to build a portfolio of assets within the UK’s logistics Golden Triangle.

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15th October 2014

Griffen Capital acquires second West Midlands industrial asset for £15.3 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or “the Fund”), has acquired a 256,770 sq ft industrial warehouse asset in Wolverhampton. The property was acquired for £15.3 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.4% and offers significant asset management opportunity.

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14th August 2014

Griffen Capital acquires VAX premier UK distribution warehouse in Droitwich for £17.13 million

Griffen Capital, on behalf of Griffin UK Logistics Fund (“GULF” or the “Fund”), has acquired a prelet warehouse, totalling 231,420 sq ft of gross internal area, from AXA Investment Managers, for £17.13 million.

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