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 130 years industry experience.

Our team is 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 £7 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 2.5 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.

BentallGreenOak also manages WELPUT, one of the largest unlisted office funds in London with a portfolio value of £1 billion.

£7B+ acquisitions and disposals

6.6M sq. ft of accomodation managed

2.5M sq. ft of refurbishments
and redevelopments

2.8M sq. ft of lettings

£1.2B assets under management

130+ years team experience

Guiding Principles

Resilience

Resilience

  • Focus on key transport nodes and sub markets benefitting from access to national infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2
  • Wired Score review of portfolio properties to understand digital connectivity infrastructure and identify areas of improvement - install fibre optic cabling where possible
  • Seek to provide superb tenant amenities such as bicycle parking, shower facilities and food & beverage provision where appropriate
Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Aim to achieve net zero carbon
  • Strategy to outperform industry standards and, at a minimum, target BREEAM "Excellent" on new developments
  • Focus on well-being and sustainability during build periods - no single source plastic on construction projects
  • Attention to Embodied Carbon and Whole Life Cycle Analysis
  • Explore the use of renewable or low-energy sources and recycling facilities - promote use of non-fossil fuels
Engagement

Engagement

  • Focus on creating spaces for the occupier of tomorrow
  • Engage with tenants to understand business needs and how space is occupied
  • Increasing focus of corporate occupiers on staff retention - explore WELL Living principles to provide healthier and more productive work environments
  • Fitting out smaller suites to 'plug and play' and offer enhanced flexibility on lease terms to compete with serviced office sector

Services

Investment and Portfolio Strategy

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 exceptional network of industry contacts, enabling us to be aligned 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.

Asset and Property Management

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. Earning the trust and meeting the needs of occupiers enables us to let our buildings quicker, achieve better terms, and retain tenants for longer. This focus on quality asset and property management service reduces risk, enhances value and improves the long term stability and continuity of returns.

Through the application of our asset management approach on over 6.6 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.

Planning and Development

Our team has earned a reputation as a first class developer in Central London, delivering more than 50 new build and refurbishment projects, totaling 2.5 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.

Contacts

Ker Gilchrist

Ker Gilchrist
Managing Director
Ker.Gilchrist@bentallgreenoak.com

Alexander Morris

Alexander Morris
Development Director
Alexander.Morris@bentallgreenoak.com

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