2022 Half Year Results
"The strong financial performance we announce today is evidence of the resilient foundations of our business. We continue to build a portfolio of high-quality buildings in key European markets let to institutional-grade occupiers on long-dated and inflation-linked leases. This foundation underpins our ability to capture attractive and sustainable levels of rental growth by our strategy.
Our strategy is focused on enhancing the strong income generating characteristics of our portfolio through asset management initiatives and increasing our exposure to higher returning development projects. Our recent surrender and reletting at Hammersbach, Germany, which delivered a 24% increase in rent, highlights both the strength of the market and provides a powerful indication of the significant embedded value within our portfolio. In Bornem, Belgium, we have successfully let the 15,000 sqm building that we recently developed, delivering significant development profits and a 7% yield on cost at rental levels that represent a 16% increase to previous rents secured on the site. Both are great examples of how, by implementing our strategy, we can continue to deliver for our shareholders by maximising the value of our existing assets and developing attractive new opportunities.
The macroeconomic environment has become less certain. However, our portfolio is high-quality and resilient. Together with the structural tailwinds from the strengthening European logistics occupier market, mean that we expect our business to deliver growing rental income and capital values for the remainder of this financial year and beyond".
Robert Orr, Chairman