Since inception in 2008, and without deviation, Clipstone has specialised in two sectors. Firstly, high quality, modern distribution warehouses, let on long leases to strong covenants. These investments, in the main, are in the Midland’s “Golden Triangle”. Secondly, South East multi-let industrial estates with prospects of rental and capital improvement. This narrow, but disciplined, focus has brought considerable success to Clipstone in its eight years of existence. And equally importantly, no failures.
The Clipstone team is currently eight strong. Each person has a strong history and extensive contacts in the commercial property market. Clipstone is not hindered by layers of management, nor burdened by legacy issues or historical commitments. Decisions are made rapidly, experience is shared, and Clipstone’s presence in the market is widely recognised. The performance can be seen in our Track Record section.
Clipstone manages a number of real estate funds and mandates that are suitable for all types of investors, from high net worth individuals to family offices, wealth managers, private equity funds, institutions and endowment funds.
Since 2008 Clipstone has acquired 53 industrial properties. Across our mandates we have approximately £300m of industrial property under management.
Clipstone has a strong track record in the industrial sector. Between 2009 and 2013 Clipstone established nine real estate funds and then (prior to 31 December 2014) realised those investment at an average total return of 66% (net of all costs and expenses)*.
Clipstone’s principal funds are The Clipstone Industrial Unit Trust and Clipstone Logistics REIT plc. We also run segregated account mandates for certain family offices, institutions and endowment funds.
*Average IRR of 22.2% per annum