Portfolio

Making a real estate investment is rarely straight forward and each of ours tells the story of a difficult macro environment or challenges faced in execution that ultimately reflects the price we paid. These stories are memorialised in the adornments to the illustration of our assets, as a preface to the full story (which we would be happy to tell you).

Property

Type

Status

Location

Office

Acquired August 2020

35 Dover

London

Office / Retail (19%)

Acquired April 2021

15 Berkeley

London

Leisure (73%) / Office

Acquired April 2021

10 Henner

Paris

Office

Acquired June 2023

45-55 DTR

Gibraltar

Residential

In planning

86 Courcelles

Location

8th Arrondissement, Paris

Type

Office

Size

1,100 sq.m

Terraces

200 sq.m

Situated near Parc Monceau, this hotel particulier was built in the 19th century, at a time of booming urbanisation in the west of Paris. In those days, the sector came into high demand from politicians and aristocrats who were migrating from eastern neighbourhoods such as today’s 9th arrondissement, or the Marais. Today, the 8th arrondissement is the core of the Paris prime real estate market whether office, retail or residential.

The Paris archives are unclear on the original use of 86 Courcelles, but it is likely to have been a private home given its size and physical features. Fully restructured in 2020, with its quiet courtyard, and the addition of a large roof top terrace to the rear, 86 Courcelles is today a charming building, rich in amenities and with unique historical features.

EPC

In-Use
"Very Good"

35 Dover

Location

Mayfair, London

Type

Office / Retail (19%)

Size

14,770 sq.ft

Terraces

In planning

Historically from the 18th and 19th century an area for high society with haunts like the Holloway Hotel on Dover Street and the St. James Hotel, both popular social destinations for debutantes. Unsurprisingly then, it was also an area for members clubs. One of the most famous of these: the Empress Club, was a women’s only club inaugurated by the late Queen Victoria and frequented by many suffragettes. After being repurposed into offices post its closure and then falling into disrepair, this building has been reborn, showcasing destination office and retail. We are particularly proud of the historical features that were both uncovered and retained during this refurbishment and would invite the community to pop their heads in and take look. We have also managed to showcase art from Artbox London, a wonderful charity we are happy to partner with.

EPC

Very Good

15 Berkeley

Location

Mayfair, London

Type

Leisure (73%) / Office

Size

25,300 sq.ft

Terraces

1,720 sq.ft

Sitting in the Mayfair Conservation Area, Berkeley Street is an example of how the land was transformed as the 17th century progressed into streets of fine houses. Many of these mansion style houses still exist but have long since been converted into mixed use real estate with the ground floor occupied by leisure and retail and the upper floors as offices. 15 Berkeley is no different in this sense and sits amongst the bustle of the streetscape, but it is distinct when you consider its history as part of the Empress Club. We have chosen to rename this building “Ada” to honour the Empress Club’s longest standing employee. Its unique character is more keenly felt in the offices which have been refurbished for today’s office occupier with balconies galore and topped with a roof garden. Art provided by Artbox.

EPC

Excellent

10 Henner

Location

9th Arrondissement, Paris

Type

Office

Size

2,631 sq.m

Terraces

333 sq.m

10 Henner is located in the Nouvelle Athènes of the 9th arrondissement. The area was first developed in the early 19th century, and quickly became the epicentre of the French Romantic movement, with such illustrious residents as Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas and Paul Gauguin, among many others. This literary and artistic community remains today and is synonymous with a trendy neighbourhood with the likes of Soho House in close proximity.

10 Henner has a more recent history. Built in 1949 as a pharmaceutical laboratory by Lematte et Boinot (created in 1910 and absorbed in 1977 by Astra-Zeneca), the building eventually became an office. One of its long-standing prior office tenants was insurance group Henner. 10 Henner’s façade presents a modern and rationalised interpretation of the local area’s neoclassical architecture. It also has a rare amount and variety of outdoor spaces and offers unparalleled views over central Paris from its numerous terraces which have featured in movies and tv shows alike.

EPC

Refurbishment and Fit-Out
“Very Good”

“Exceptional”

2009

45-55 DTR

Location

Devil’s Tower Road, Gibraltar

Type

Residential

Devil’s Tower Road is a major road of northeastern Gibraltar. It runs south of Gibraltar International Airport, extending from Winston Churchill Avenue East to Eastern Beach Road. The road was named after Devil’s Tower, a 17th-century watchtower, which formed part of the northern defences of Gibraltar as mentioned in the Treaty of Utrecht. The Devil’s Tower was close to a rock shelter where fossil remains of a Neanderthal child were discovered, together with palaeolithic tools. With the introduction of the recently completed tunnel under the runway, the traffic into Gibraltar is now diverted through Devils Tower Road as opposed to the infamous vehicle and pedestrian crossing over the runway. Once a backwater of largely industrial and warehouse land, Devils Tower Road is now the gateway into Gibraltar and the ‘Eastern Tower Cluster’ providing much needed housing for Gibraltar’s growing population. Outline planning approval has been achieved for a 28 storey residential led tower scheme to replace a recently vacated commercial building with a substantial increase in both massing and amenity.