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2014

Where we focus

London is what we know

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  • Investment management
  • Development management
  • Asset management
  • Financial management

2014

Delivering modern space

Delivering modern space into a supply constrained market

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2014

Repositioning properties

Driving rental growth

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2014

Working with tenants

Pre-let of 12/14 New Fetter Lane

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2014

Developing into an improving area

Improving the East End of Oxford Street

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  • Investment management
  • Development management

2014

Regenerating submarkets

Creating a new public space

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  • Development management

2013

Focusing on our market

Focusing on our market

Delivering shareholder value through focusing on one market that we know inside out

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  • Investment management
  • Asset management

2013

Delivering superior development returns

Delivering superior returns

Delivering superior development returns as one integrated team

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  • Investment management
  • Development management
  • Asset management
  • Financial management

2013

Investing well

Investing well

Capitalising on attractive investment opportunities

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  • Investment management
  • Financial management

2013

Driving rental growth

Driving rental growth

Replacing space which needs improvement with modern high quality accommodation to deliver significantly higher rents and returns

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2013

Regenerating Oxford Street

Oxford Street

The eastern end of Europe's busiest shopping street is being transformed

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  • Investment management
  • Development management
  • Asset management

2013

Our approach to sustainability

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Delivering sustainable buildings

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  • Development management

2012

Our local knowledge

The increasing global nature of our London market plays to our strengths

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  • Investment management
  • Asset management

2012

Pre-letting our developments

Managing risk through pre-letting our high quality developments

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  • Development management

2012

Actively managing

An innovative leasing deal to meet our tenants' unique requirements

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  • Asset management

2012

Buying below replacement cost

Buying significantly below replacement cost with opportunities to enhance returns

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  • Investment management

2012

Investing for the future

Securing exceptional development sites in the heart of the West End

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  • Investment management
  • Development management

2011

Buying well

Buying at the right point in the cycle allowed us to acquire assets at beneath their replacement cost...

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  • Investment management

2011

A new joint venture

Together with Starwood Capital Group, we set up a joint venture to reunite two properties in a prime City location...

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  • Investment management
  • Development management

2011

Supporting our tenants growth

We are able to help support our tenants growth aspirations by providing them with the right kind of space at the right time.

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2011

Development at the right time

Timing our development activity to the right point in this cycle is critical...

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  • Development management

2011

Building our team

To support this growth and enable us to take advantage of future opportunities, these people add further strength to our top-rated team.

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  • Investment management
  • Development management
  • Asset management

2010

Timing is everything

As we entered 2009 real capital values were the lowest for over 30 years.

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  • Investment management

2010

Identify the opportunity

Our strong relationships lead to a new acquisition right in our heartland.

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  • Investment management
  • Development management

2010

High tenant retention

Recessions hit tenant demand. Maintaining high occupancy in this market is a key challenge.

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  • Asset management

2010

Reinventing space

Our cautious stance on development last year meant less activity than usual and we completed only one development during the year.

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  • Development management

2009

Crystallising profits

Recycling capital following a well timed purchase, restructuring of the ownership, repositioning and letting of the space.

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  • Investment management

2009

Addressing tenant priorities

Being close to our tenants, reacting fast, minimising voids.

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  • Asset management

2009

Quality thinking

A high quality building satisfies demand and generates improved cash flow.

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  • Development management

2009

Timely developments

A successful development programme is dependent on accurate cycle reading. And today, capital conservation is key

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  • Development management

2008

Leasing developments profitably

Leasing vacant space created through developments‚ refurbishments or from the departure of old tenants is a critical Group competence.

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2008

Creating rental growth

Elsley House‚ is a good illustration of how judicious refurbishment can reposition an asset in its local market.

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  • Asset management

2008

Recycling capital

The Met Building story is an excellent example of the crystallisation of value created from successful real estate investment and development.

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  • Investment management

2008

Strengthen existing opportunities

Each aquisition this year was made with the specific purpose of unlocking the combined potential from the related assets.

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  • Investment management

2008

Swapping to improve

The Great Capital Partnership (“GCP”), a 50:50 joint venture with Capital & Counties, has given the Group exposure to exceptionally located central London assets..

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2007

Value through site assembly

Specialist local knowledge has allowed the Group to assemble a very special group of assets in a premium Mayfair location.

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  • Investment management

2007

Designing with flair

The Group was able to carry out a comprehensive refurbishment of this prime Mayfair office and retail property.

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  • Development management
  • Asset management

2007

Understanding new needs

We are using various techniques to improve the resulting building's environmental performance.

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  • Development management

2007

Creating desirable space

Working with the existing structure, we both radically improved and extended it.

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  • Development management

2007

New ways to invest

The Wigmore island site presents us with a first class development opportunity...

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  • Investment management