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.

28 August 2018

Doing things differently

We do things differently at Ediston. Our team comprises property professionals each equipped with a unique skillset. These diverse skills complement each other – giving us the toolkit we need to try to maximise value for our clients.

A breadth and depth of experience

We know how to use that toolkit to best effect. On average, each member of our team has two decades’ experience in the UK property market. And that experience cover all sectors of the market. The team also has an extensive network of market-facing contacts. Our well-informed, market-aware expertise enables us to identify assets that will deliver attractive returns.

Our intensive approach

We succeed as property investors because we’re more focused and more hands-on – which means that we get more value out of each property. This intensive and entrepreneurial approach allows us to create quality locations for our tenants and attractive returns for our investors.

When we invest, we target ‘core’ and ‘core-plus’ assets in the £10-50 million lot-size range, with a net yield over the holding period of above 6.5%. We always consider cash flow before bricks and mortar and look for properties that either are mispriced or offer the potential to add value through active asset management. Often, they are non-institutional-grade to begin with, but are then transformed into institutional-grade assets under our management.

Generating shareholder value

Our team aims to deliver value through a unique and focused style of managing assets, which we believe delivers superior returns. We have a resource-driven platform to identify opportunities to add value within each asset. Often, several members of our team will work together to set and execute the business plan, drawing on their different skill sets. Generally, we adopt a ratio of three to five assets per surveyor, to ensure that we exploit the asset-management opportunities to the full.

Investing beyond benchmarks

Our investment strategy is not constrained by any benchmark. We invest in the three main commercial property sectors – offices, retail and industrial – without regard to indices such as the IPD.

Our investment risk is spread across a variety of assets with a diverse range of tenants, lease lengths and covenant strengths. These assets range across geographical areas and sectors. Although we invest in the principal commercial property sectors, we do not diversify for diversification’s sake. Instead, our focus is always on the potential for asset performance.

Read next: About Ediston

The contents of this article should not be construed as legal, tax, investment or other advice. Each prospective investor should make its own enquiries and consult its professional advisers as to the legal, tax, financial and other relevant matters and risks concerning any investment opportunity.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance – the value of a stock market investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested.

Whilst information contained in this article is believed to be accurate at the date of publication, it is subject to change and does not purport to provide a complete description of Ediston Property Investment Company Plc (the “Company”) or its future prospects or performance. Any forecast, projection or target is indicative only and not guaranteed. In particular, the payment of dividends and the repayment of capital are not guaranteed.

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.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, The Company, Ediston Investment Services Limited and their respective directors, advisers or representatives shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss (whether direct or indirect) arising from the use of this documents or its contents.

Issued and approved by Ediston Investment Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:706655)