Investment

Our investment team is renowned across the UK and Ireland for being one of the most efficient and effective in the business. Our efforts in the retail sector saw us ranked as the UK's top investment agency team for two years running.

We work in partnership with our clients to ensure senior level team members are involved throughout the investment process. Client confidentiality and discretion is always assured, as is comprehensive advice and a clear understanding of the commercial investment sector.

  • Retail Warehousing

    An undisputed market leader in this sector, with unparalleled occupational insight from our agency team.

    Recent transactions have included:

    Appointed by the receivers of Toys R Us to dispose of 30 freehold stores, across the country (2018)

    Purchase of Slough Retail Park for £63 million on behalf of Orchard Street Investment Management (2018)

    Sale of Roaring Meg South Retail Park, Stevenage for £17.8 million on behalf of M&G (2018)

    Sale of Battery Retail Park, Selly Oak for £57.5 million on behalf of Hammerson plc (2018)

    Sale of forward funding opportunity on behalf of Steamrock Capital for Horizon Shopping Park, Farnborough (2017)

    Purchase of Ocean Plaza, Southport for £36.4 million on behalf of Columbia Threadneedle (2017)

    Sale of Riverside Retail Park, Chelmsford for £53 million on behalf of BA Pension Fund (2017)

    Sale of Westwood Retail Park, Thanet for £79.5 million on behalf of Hammerson (2017)

    Purchase of Interchange Shopping Park, Bedford for £91.5 million on behalf of Legal & General (2017)

  • Leisure

    Morgan Williams are one of the leading investment advisers in the leisure sector. 

    Recent transactions have included:

    Ocean Plaza, Southport - purchase of this leisure park for £36.4 million on behalf of Columbia Threadneedle

    The O2, Greenwich — Morgan Williams advised Crosstree Real Estate Partners on their acquisition of a 50% share in the O2. The Entertainment District features an 11 screen Cineworld and restaurants including Gaucho, Busaba Eathai, Byron, Five Guys, Las Iguanas, Zizzi, Nando's, Frankie & Benny's, Garfunkel's, GBK, and Harvester

    Bridgend McArthurGlen Designer Outlet — Morgan Williams advised M&G Real Estate on the acquisition of Bridgend Designer Outlet for £115.5 million. The centre includes a 9-screen Odeon cinema and a food court, with tenants including Ed's Diner, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Chopstix, Spud U Like, Millie's Cookies and Starbucks

    Skydome, Coventry — Morgan Williams advised Mansford on the sale of Skydome, with tenants including Odeon, Mitchells & Butler, JD Wetherspoon, Pure Gym and Genting Casinos, for £26.5 million

    Arla Dairy Site, South Ruislip — Morgan Williams advised Standard Life on the forward funding of the proposed leisure scheme for around £61.5 million. The scheme will be anchored by a Cineworld cinema and Asda foodstore, with restaurants including Nando's, Bella Italia, Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito

    Baxtergate, Loughborough — Morgan Williams advised Standard Life on the forward funding of this leisure scheme. The scheme will be anchored by Cineworld, with restaurants including Loungers, Preto, Bella Italia, Nando's and Mimosa

  • Foodstores

    Our relationship with occupiers and high-profile landlords gives us a unique insight into this sector. Morgan Williams have advised on the sale & leaseback of stores, and in the last 5 years have been involved in £4 billion of supermarket investment transactions.

    Recent transactions have included:

    Sale of Sainsbury’s in Durham for £39.4 million on behalf of British Land

    Sale of Sainsbury’s in Weston Super Mare for £37.5 million on behalf of British Land

    Purchase of Tesco in Scunthorpe for £53 million on behalf of Supermarket Income REIT

    Sale of Tesco in Quedgeley for £38.85 million on behalf of L&G

    Purchase of Tesco Extra in Cumbernauld for £50 million on behalf of Supermarket Income REIT

    Sale of Waitrose in Cheadle Hulme for £17.45 million, on behalf of Wittington Investments

    Sale of Sainsburys in Wakefield for £39.2 million on behalf of TH Real Estate

    Purchase of Tesco Extra in Kettering for £51.55 million on behalf of Legal & General

    Purchase of Sainsburys in Ashford for £80 million on behalf of Supermarket Income REIT

    Purchase of Tesco in Bristol for £28.5 million on behalf of Supermarket Income REIT

    Purchase of Tesco in Thetford for £43.2 million on behalf of Supermarket Income REIT

    Sale of Sainsburys in West Ealing for £22.5 million on behalf of British Land

  • Shopping Centres & High Street

    Recent transactions have included:

    The Woolwich Estate - Morgan Williams advised Mansford LLP on the sale of this mixed used London high street estate for £100.9 million

    Bridgend McArthurGlen Designer Outlet — Morgan Williams advised M&G Real Estate on the acquisition for £115.5 million. The designer outlet centre comprises 244,080 sq ft and is multi-let to over 90 designer, premium and high street brands

    The O2, Greenwich — Morgan Williams advised Crosstree Real Estate Partners on their acquisition of a 50% share in the O2. In October 2018 the new Icon Outlet Centre opened, being the first phase of a 210,000 sq ft retail and leisure development on two levels around the concert venue. There is already 370,000 sq ft of leisure space within the development and this expansion seeks to capitalise on the exceptional footfall in the scheme and dense residential development in the area. AEG and Crosstree secured a £185 million debt facility with Lloyds Bank, with initial retailers including Levi's, Calvin Klein, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, Hackett plus UK outlet launches from brands such as Moleskine, Aspinal, Cheaney and the jewellery brand, Tateossian.

     

  • Business Space

    Recent transactions have included:

    Multi-let office building acquired on Fulham Road for a private client for £14 million, showing a net initial yield of 4.25%. Situated opposite Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, the property has been acquired with a view to medium term redevelopment

    Forward funding of HMRC office, Temple Quay, Bristol for £76.1 million on behalf of Legal & General

    Purchase of Trident Trade Park, Cardiff for £8.65 million on behalf of Mansford

  • Portfolios

    The Woolwich Estate - comprising 55 freehold and 2 long leasehold interests, Morgan Williams advised Mansford LLP on the sale of this mixed use London estate for £100.9 million

    IBBAR Portfolio - acting on behalf of Mansford LLP, Morgan Williams advised on the sale of a prime high street retail portfolio for £15.875 million

    Pinnacle Ground Rent Portfolios - acquisition of this portfolio on behalf of Aviva

    Wyevale Garden Centre Leaseback Portfolio - Morgan Williams advised Orchard Street Investment Management on the purchase of a garden centre portfolio for £91 million

    Pentagon Portfolio — comprising a mixture of retail warehousing and shopping centres, Morgan Williams advised Orchard Street on the sale of this portfolio for a cumulative £123.5 million

    Arena Trust Portfolio — acting on behalf of Aviva Investors, Morgan Williams assisted in the disposal of a half-share of three Tesco-anchored retail warehouse parks to Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for £156.5 million

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