Hillview launches UK commercial real estate fund

Hillview launches UK commercial real estate fund

UK regional office investor Hillview Real Estate has launched its third UK commercial real estate fund, Hillview Partners Property Fund III, with a target size of £300 million.

The value-add fund is aiming to secure equity commitments of £150 million from investors. Using leverage, the fund aims to deliver a total net return of 12% per annum to investors, by investing £300 million in well-located, multi-tenanted, institutional-quality properties in key cities and regions with favourable supply-demand dynamics.

Individual investments are expected to range between £10 million and £25 million and provide significant scope for value enhancement through active asset management, including repositioning of properties and restructuring of leases.

”Despite the challenging investment environment, we believe the launch of HPPF III is at an opportune time owing principally to the government’s strong commitment to wiping out regional inequality through its “levelling-up” agenda,” said Nadav Livni, founder of Hillview Group and fund manager of Hillview Real Estate.

”Our analysis confirms that the supply of new regional office space has been limited ever since the global financial crisis of 2008 and is likely to be even more so in the wake of Covid-19. Occupational demand will be driven by organic growth from local occupiers as well as corporates recognising the benefits of “north-shoring”.“We have a strong and compelling acquisition pipeline of opportunities at a dislocation to fundamental value and plan to announce details of our first acquisition soon.”