Grosvenor Europe sells Fleet Place House to Chinese Beijing Capital in London

Grosvenor Europe (Grosvenor), one of four operating companies of the privately-owned international property group, Grosvenor Group, has agreed the sale of Fleet Place House in the City of London. It has been sold to Beijing Capital Development Holdings (referred to as Beijing SHOKAI, former BCDH) on behalf of the Grosvenor London Office Fund (GLOF) for £96.5 million.

Grosvenor formally instructed BNP Paribas Real Estate in to prepare the sale of the prime multi-let office and retail investment. Following a competitive bidding process, which included domestic UK, American and Asian investors, and the property has now been sold to Beijing SHOKAI.

Fleet Place House was purchased by GLOF in 2013 and provides high quality Grade A office, retail and ancillary accommodation comprising approximately 91,955 sq ft arranged over basement, ground and eight upper floors. It is now let to six tenants including Just Eat, Samsung, Bevan Britain, Dimension Data, Pret and Starbucks. Grosvenor substantially re-modeled the common areas and increased the building’s amenities ahead of a program of re-configuring the tenant lineup.

Scott Rowland, Fund Manager at Grosvenor, commented: “Since purchasing Fleet Place House, Grosvenor has upgraded both the asset and the income profile, driving income growth and delivering very attractive returns to our investors.”

BNP Paribas Real Estate acted for Grosvenor and Savills for Beijing SHOKAI.

Source: Grosvenor Europe

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