Custodian REIT announces the disposal of a car dealership in Peterborough

Custodian REIT is pleased to announce the disposal of a property from its portfolio.

The Company has sold a 25,724 sq ft car dealership on Mallory Road, Peterborough for £2.75 million, £0.345 million ahead of the 31 December 2016 valuation.  The property is let to Marshall Motor Group Limited on a lease expiring in 2019.

The property was purchased shortly after the Company’s admission to the London Stock Exchange.  The Company intends to use the proceeds from the disposal to fund acquisitions better aligned to its long term investment strategy.

Commenting on the disposal, Richard Shepherd-Cross, Managing Director of Custodian Capital Limited (the Company’s external fund manager), said:

“Having identified an owner-occupier to purchase the site and with the property believed to be over-rented, we were delighted to crystallise a 14.3% valuation gain on the disposal of the property.  We expect to redeploy the sale proceeds on property with better short-term income growth and long-term capital growth potential.”

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