Overview

Experienced

RO Real Estate is a wholly owned subsidiary of the RO and has an established track record of maximising value through active asset management, refurbishment and development.

We invest in all commercial property sectors and have significant experience working with joint venture partners and managing assets on behalf of third parties. RORE has a strong balance sheet and a long established reputation for conducting business diligently, thoroughly and efficiently.

What we do

Skilled

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Value of relationships

We place great emphasis on the values of committed relationships and commercial awareness. With a wide network of well-established contacts the team are able to source the best opportunities, many of which are off-market.

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Transacting quickly and efficiently

Due to our ownership structure we can make decisions quickly and efficiently to complete transactions in a short timeframe.

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Experienced team

We have a team with significant experience and broad expertise in dealing with all aspects of asset investment, management and development including, planning, landlord and tenant, marketing, project management and safety and risk management.

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Bespoke planning

We believe that understanding and working with occupiers is the key to delivering value and maximising returns. Every building has its own business plan which is designed to exploit a niche in the market and deliver what the occupier wants.

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Measuring performance

We measure our performance against key indicators such as capital value, rental income, vacancy rate, average covenant strength and lease lengths. We also measure our performance against project returns, whether it be return on cost (for development and refurbishment projects) or a risk adjusted IRR (for investment assets).

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A proven track record

Over the past 5 years we have delivered refurbishment and development projects with strong returns on cost and healthy double digit IRRs. Overall our investment portfolio has consistently generated an ungeared IRR in excess of 7%.

Strategy

Focused

  • Find opportunities where value can be created by enhancing space, improving income and then delivering strong returns on disposal
  • Partner with other investors on a joint venture basis for larger lot-size opportunities
  • Manage development and investment property on behalf of third parties
  • Customer first approach to deliver high retention, low vacancy rates and diversity across our tenant base
  • Acquire assets with strong property characteristics including geographic and micro location, covenant, lease length and asset quality
  • Invest in the UK market, particularly the South East of England
  • Take advantage of supply/demand imbalances
  • Make disposals once values have been maximised and reinvest in lot sizes of typically between £2-7m

Our people

Meet the team

RO Group

Values

The RO is an entrepreneurial family company which has been in business for more than 85 years.

Based upon the founding principle that the company is ‘In business to do business’ this straight forward direct approach has seen the RO thrive over the years through careful investment in a diverse range of interests, which continues to this day.

We have a long and successful heritage of investing in local economies across the UK through a variety of trading and investment businesses, which operate across multiple sectors, as well as by providing substantial support to local community charitable projects and causes.

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