Kuwaiti investment firm enlarges UK property empire

Kuwait-based investment firm Global Investment House has acquired an office, car park and retail area in Sheffield. The transaction is part of a scheme in partnership with UK-based Greenridge Investment Management to buy up UK commercial property outside central London. “In the fifteen months since the launch of the programme, properties have been acquired with a current value exceeding £250 million ($313 million),” said a statement from the company. The office space in newly acquired Hartshead House is rented to the UK government and retail tenants include consumer retailer Argos. “We have built a strong partnership with Greenridge, a good track record of fulfilling asset management initiatives and have distributed in excess of our targets,” said Nasser Al-Khaled, senior vice president of real estate asset management at Global Investment House. ©2017 funds global mena

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