AshbyCapital secures £105m financing for Fitzroy Place,London

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AshbyCapital, the property investment advisory company, has secured a £105 million loan facility for its 50% stake in Fitzroy Place, the recently completed mixed-use development in London’s Fitzrovia, which it acquired on behalf of its group investment company last November.

The financing, at a loan-to-value ratio of around 50%, has a term of five years.

AshbyCapital purchased its £217.1 million stake in Fitzroy Place from Kaupthing, in its second investment in London’s West End, following its acquisition of The Avenue alongside Exemplar in May 2014.

Fitzroy Place is a freehold office-led mixed-use development that also includes 19,700 sq ft of retail space, a 9,620 sq ft healthcare unit let to UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 235 luxury apartments and 54 affordable homes. Its 221,530 sq ft of high-quality office space – set across two buildings – is let to eight tenants and is the new UK head office of cosmetics firm Estée Lauder. Aviva Investors holds the remaining 50% share of ownership.

Charles-Etienne Lawrence, Vice President of AshbyCapital, said:

“Fitzroy Place is an exceptional development with a strong roster of tenants in a prime location at the heart of London’s vibrant West End. This financing validates our enthusiasm for this unique mixed-use destination and frees up further capital for us to deploy as we look to take advantage of future real estate opportunities in London and the regions.”

Source: AshbyCapital- http://ashbycapital.com/

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