the property investment company, has sold its interest at 1 Chancery Lane for
£17.25m, reflecting a net initial yield of 3.9%.
building, located in London’s midtown, is a 15,000 sq ft multi-let retail and
office block arranged over basement, ground and five upper floors.
formed part of and now completes Picton’s strategy to reduce central London
office exposure and use the proceeds to reduce gearing. As a result, Picton’s
London office weighting will fall from 15% on 30 June 2016 to 13%.
The asset was acquired in
2005 for £9m and the sale price reflects a 7.8% premium to the 30 June 2016
Michael Morris, chief
executive of Picton Capital, said: “This NAV accretive transaction captures the
upside created since purchase, reduces our central London office exposure and
enables us to reduce our overall debt levels within the group.”
Gryphon Property Partners and Farebrother acted for Picton Capital.