Ediston Property Investment Company plc ('Ediston' or 'the Company') is a UK-listed Real Estate
Investment Trust (REIT) investing in commercial property throughout the UK.

29 August 2018

Asset management: adding value every step of the way

We know the UK property market inside out. And we’re confident that our understanding of the intricacies of property investment is second to none. So when we manage property assets, we aim to add value every step of the way.

Sweating the small stuff

We don’t just live and breathe property – we sweat it too. That’s because we know that sustainable returns depend on us getting the little things right. It could be getting the right tenants in a certain section of a retail park – perhaps combining two units to allow them to achieve the size of shop they want. Or it could be repurposing a building to allow it to benefit from changing market conditions. Whatever’s required, we ensure it gets done.

Keeping ahead of the curve

We always try to anticipate changes in the economy, the market and the requirements of our tenants. We like to think that we know what our tenants need before they do. By anticipating and meeting their requirements, we seek to maximise income and capital growth for our investors.

Ultimately, we aim to develop, nurture or even create assets that will be attractive to institutional investors in the long term. And we apply our energies to all of the assets in our portfolio and all of the units within a given property. We aren’t interested in merely polishing the ‘jewels in the crown’. Instead, we aim to create a portfolio that has quality all the way through.

Unlocking latent value

All of that involves hard work and attention to detail. It’s a painstaking process, and it’s one that is never complete. The requirements of tenants change, as do conditions in the local and national market. But our team’s long experience in property investment and management allows us to keep ahead of these changes and gives us a considerable competitive edge.

This competitive edge allows us to unlock the latent value in our portfolio. Maximising that value ensures greater satisfaction among our tenants and, therefore, stronger and more sustainable income streams for our investors.

Working with the best

Our small size and individual expertise allow us to be nimble in a way that big institutional investors can’t be. In managing the investment and upkeep of our portfolio properties, we draw on our local knowledge to ensure that we always work with the best people for the job and the best people for the asset in question – whether that’s a one-man outfit or a sizeable company. Where possible, we cut out the middlemen, ensuring better value for tenants and investors alike.

Our principle of working with the best applies to our own team too. With an average of over 20 years’ experience in UK property, each member of our veteran team is energetic, painstaking and tenacious. In running our investment portfolio, we draw on the well-established strengths of our broader Ediston business. Our collective knowledge covers all sectors of the property market in depth, and we work together to make that accumulated expertise count for our clients.

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The Company invests in property assets which can be highly illiquid, typically do not grow at an even rate of return and may decline in value, all of which may have a negative impact on the value of the Company.

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