UK Commercial Property REIT (UKCM), a FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust listed on the London Stock Exchange and managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments, has completed the sale of its only City of London office asset, Eldon House, for £40 million, following exchange of contracts in early May.
UK Commercial Property REIT acquired the property in 2015 for £27.8 million and recently completed its asset management plan, achieving full occupancy and capturing rental reversionary potential following a refurbishment of the building’s public spaces.
“Eldon House has been a highly successful investment on behalf of our shareholders and, having completed our asset management plan, we feel now is the right time for us to part company with it. As a result, we no longer have any exposure to the City of London market. This disposal, along with the other recent sales we have achieved, also gives us further financial liquidity as part of our strong balance sheet,” said Will Fulton, Lead Manager of UKCM at Aberdeen Standard Investments.