Commercial Property is an established and professionalised asset class with a strong rental yield and total return profile. It offers portfolio diversification, and has become an increasingly attractive option to investors looking for a growing income stream in today’s low interest rate environment.
Please note, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Why invest with us?

For most investors, the commercial property market has traditionally only been accessible through opaque, potentially illiquid open ended property funds, or listed property companies which are subject to stock market volatility. We are changing this.

Property Partner will now offer our investors direct access to a selection of hand-picked commercial properties, complementing our portfolio of Residential and PBSA assets and providing a unique opportunity to build a diversified portfolio across all major property sectors.

As is the case with residential and PBSA, we are ideally placed to acquire high quality commercial properties for our platform. Our Director of Commercial Property, Xavier Pullen, has more than 40-years of experience in acquiring institutional grade commercial properties, including a 35-year tenure at the LSE listed, Capital and Regional property company where he was a founding director. Read more about Xavier’s experience here and how he and his team appraise properties and the local investment market in our Commercial Acquisition Strategy here.

Buying shares in commercial properties through Property Partner will involve an identical process and structure to our Residential and PBSA investments. Some aspects of commercial property investment differ slightly, such as how properties are valued.

We aim to deliver a robust total return, primarily formed by rental income and capital growth. There is strong scope for increased rental value growth, with typical commercial leases linked to inflation and let to quality tenants on a long-term basis. We believe that investing in Commercial Properties through our platform offers a number of advantages when compared to outright ownership and investment into pooled vehicles such as property funds, listed property companies and REITs;

Property Partner compared to outright ownership;

  • Investment grade commercial properties tend to be higher value than residential, meaning few private investors have the scope to build a diversified portfolio of directly owned commercial properties.
  • We use leading property intelligence tools to cover the whole market and get early access to off market opportunities through our network of professional contacts.
  • All properties are hand-picked and diligenced by our in house team of experts. While UK residential property and buy-to-let is a well known and relatively well understood investment, commercial property is a different asset class. Most private investors lack the expertise and confidence to acquire whole assets themselves.
    Property Partner compared to open ended property funds;

  • We offer liquidity via the sale of shares on our resale market or the sale of an asset via our 5-year exit mechanic.
  • No cash drag; open ended property funds are required to hold cash to fund regular withdrawals by investors which reduces the dividend yield they can pay.
  • Above average yield relative to major institutional funds.
  • Choose your preferred assets and build a portfolio of these rather than invest across every property in a fund, whether they suit your strategy or not.
    Property Partner compared to REITs and listed property companies;

  • The pricing of REITs suffer from stock market volatility
  • In a REIT, investors may never be able to sell out at the underlying asset value. Our 5-year exit mechanic ensures that you can if this hasn’t been possible via our Resale Market.
  • Choose your preferred assets and build a portfolio of these rather than invest across every property in a REIT, whether they suit your strategy or not.
    As with all of our investments rental income qualifies for the £5,000 annual dividend allowance (£2,000 from 6th April 2018) and capital returns can be realised via our Resale market, allowing investors to make use of their £11,300 annual capital gains allowance.

    Important notice: Capital at risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects the cash held in your Property Partner account, however the investments that you make through Property Partner are not protected by the FSCS in the event that you do not receive back the amount that you have invested. Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. Gross rent, dividends and capital growth may be lower than estimated. 5 yearly exit protection or exit on platform subject to price & demand. Property Partner does not provide tax or investment advice and any general information is provided to help you make your own informed decisions. Customers are advised to obtain appropriate tax or investment advice where necessary. Before investing please read Key Risks. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
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