Acquired from an owner occupier seeking to consolidate their retail branches, the property was acquired unconditionally.
Through retail agency contacts BHP was aware of the Specsavers requirement in the town and the opportunity to pre-let the lock up shop.
Upon purchase, the property was simultaneously leased to Specsavers and subsequently sold.
- Prime pitch in town
- Pre let to Specsavers
- Lock up shop with no uppers
- Re-position the asset with a Grade A tenant
- Lease the property to one of a number of identified retailers
- Entry price reflected other retailers’ interests
- The lock up shop had no uppers to convert
- Other retailer interest was pushing the acquisition price
- The Vendor was not a seasoned property seller and could easily have been distracted with an increased offer from an unreliable party
- Fluctuation in exit yield