Founded in 2004 under the name Grafton Advisors, we have established ourselves as experts in Central London real estate. We are a focused and nimble team of property professionals, comprising asset management, investment, leasing, planning and development expertise and collectively have over 190 years industry experience.
We are uniquely positioned in the London market to offer the full suite of real estate services and are experienced in formulating and implementing both portfolio level and single asset strategies.
The team has completed in excess of £8 billion of transactions through a variety of structures and our well-established expertise in the London market allows us to source off-market opportunities and enhance value with an active approach to asset management.
We have delivered 3.3 million square feet of refurbishments and redevelopments across all sectors by identifying opportunities, assembling sites and taking them through planning, construction and letting in order to deliver a stabilized investment asset.
In addition to other projects, we manage WELPUT, the largest specialist unlisted Central London office fund with GAV of £840 million.
£8.0B acquisitions and disposals
6.7M sq. ft of accomodation managed
3.3M sq. ft of refurbishments
3.0M sq. ft of lettings
£1B+ assets under management
190+ years team experience
We are Central London real estate experts, with significant experience working through the physical and legal issues associated with property investment in London. We have an unmatched network of industry contacts, enabling us to be fully in tune with both the occupational and investment markets so we can identify tomorrow's trends and incorporate these themes into our acquisition and asset management strategies.
Our asset and property management teams employ a variety of strategies to enhance value and generate sustainable returns, including letting, lease restructuring, refurbishment and development. We focus on occupiers, recognizing that by meeting their needs and earning their trust, buildings let quicker, achieve better terms and retain tenants for longer. This focus reduces risk, enhances value and improves the long term stability and continuity of returns.
Through the application of our asset management approach on over 6.7 million square feet, we have earned a strong reputation for delivering and managing some of the best buildings in London. At both a property and portfolio level, we constantly undertake critical strategic analysis of business plans to identify and capture value add opportunities and identify and mitigate risks, while always having regard to investment objectives.
Our team has earned a reputation as a first class developer in Central London, delivering more than 59 new build and refurbishment projects, totaling 3.3 million square feet across all asset classes.
We manage developments from inception to completion: identifying the opportunity, assessing feasibility, assembling the site, securing planning consent, managing the construction process and finally leasing them to transform them into stabilized investment assets.
Development projects benefit from the team's extensive experience and long standing, high level relationships within London's planning environment assisting with the planning process.
We have been able to crystallize significant value gains and de risk business plans prior to construction by disposing of assets following the receipt of consent.