At one point, Quintain generated significant income from the management of assets in specialist sectors such as science parks and student accommodation. More recently, the strategy has re-focused the Company on London, a city with international appeal, economic growth and continuing investment in infrastructure, which supports forecasts for substantial population growth through to 2031.
In 2012, Quintain acquired Grafton Advisors which since 2001 has provided strategic advice to the West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT), an open-ended Jersey Property Unit Trust managed by Schroder Real Estate, with over 100 institutional investors. In March 2012, 100% of the share capital in Grafton Advisors was sold to Quintain where the team continues to advise WELPUT.
Using its specialist skills, our team provides its investment and asset management experience alongside the Schroders fund management expertise to ensure the continued strong performance of the WELPUT Trust.
WELPUT comprises a 10 asset portfolio totalling approximately £1.2 billion (Gross Asset Value) located across Central London with a diversified and strong occupier base, matching secure income with a balanced expiry profile.