Closed Fund

UK Shopping Centre Fund

An opportunity for investors to gain unparalleled access to a carefully selected portfolio of prime, dominant retail assets in a particularly specialised sector within the UK market.

Key facts

Target sector UK prime shopping centres
Target return The objective is to deliver a Fund total return in excess of the IPD Shopping Centre benchmark return over the life of the Fund.
Fund structure Main Fund: Closed-ended Jersey Property Unit Trust. Feeder Fund: Closed-ended Jersey Property Unit Trust which is more tax efficient for some non-UK investors.
Fund term December 2021 (plus two years orderly wind-down)
Currency Sterling
Fund value £711m (c.$925m)
No. of assets 4
Max gearing 20% LTV
Fund Manager Stephen Wicks
Investment strategy

Prime, dominant shopping centres in major UK cities.

Diversified tenant base, strong anchor tenants.

Maintains a low vacancy rate.

Responsible Property Investment strategy

Our UK Shopping Centre Fund is one of our most advanced in terms of sustainability, as we have onsite teams who are able to implement initiatives and engage with retailers and the local community, enabling us to focus more on the ‘social’ aspects of sustainability in this Fund than any other. We collaborate closely with our joint venture partners and pursue industry best practice through the ICSC and Revo sustainability committees.  

Futher information on TH Real Estate's RPI strategy

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

The Fund was awarded a GRESB Green Star, for the sixth year running, achieving a 'Green Star' in every year of participation. The Fund achieved a score of 100/100 for the Fund’s environmental management system and a score of 99/100 for the Fund’s ability to manage sustainability risks and maximise opportunities. It exceeded its peer group average in 6 out of the 7 benchmark aspects, achieving the best overall score to date. The Fund achieved second place position in its peer group of non-listed UK retail funds. In addition, the Fund achieved the highest GRESB rating of five stars, reflecting upper-quartile performance compared with the entire universe of GRESB participants.

Note: Target returns are not guaranteed.
Source: TH Real Estate, 30 September 2016

Stephen Wicks

Stephen Wicks

Fund Manager

Stephen's biography
The Fund provides access to a unique and increasingly sought-after asset class with stable income and capital returns supported by strong assets with a diversified and strong tenant base. The Fund returns could be further enhanced through the exceptional development of Edinburgh St James.
Myles White

Myles White

Director of Retail

Myles is a Director of Retail and has been involved in retail property for over 20 years. Myles joined the company in 1997 and was initially involved in repositioning the retail portfolio from secondary to prime assets. He was part of the team which developed Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow and Bullring in Birmingham.

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Stephen Wicks

Stephen Wicks

Fund Manager

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in retail property both as a consultant and within fund management. He works closely with Myles White on managing the Fund including development and asset management activities. He was recruited by the Business, one of his clients, in 2002 into the retail team within shopping centres and was Fund Manager of the UK Shop Fund. He left in 2007 to head up the Retail team at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Stephen re-joined the Business in 2013 as a director in the shopping centre retail team.

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Chris Pyne

Chris Pyne

Head of Asset Management

With 20 years retail experience, Chris is responsible for overseeing the development and leasing activities within the Fund. He joined the Business in 2007.

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Chris Parfitt R3

Chris Parfitt

Director of UK Shopping Centres

Chris is a Director of UK Shopping Centres and is responsible for UK shopping centre asset management and leasing. He has been involved in retail property for 30 years with invaluable experience gained working with retailers, institutional landlords, developers and agents.

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Thomas Seton R3

Thomas Seton

Portfolio Manager

Tommy joined the UK Shopping Centre team in September 2015, taking on asset management and leasing activities.

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Nawaz Mohamed

Nawaz Mohamed

Fund Analyst

Nawaz joined the Business in April 2007 as Fund Analyst. As a Fund Analyst, he is responsible for performance monitoring, fund analytics, financial modelling and investor reporting.

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Andrew Rippingdale

Andrew Rippingale

Head of Finance

Andrew is Head of Finance for a number of property funds including the UK Shopping Centre Fund and UK Retail Warehouse Fund. He has more than 14 years commercial property experience. Andrew is responsible for the financial management and control of a number of real estate funds as well as being responsible for the accounting for several joint venture entities.

+442037278197 More about Andrew
Camilla Bergesen

Camilla Bergesen

Client Services Manager

Camilla is responsible for investor communications, client investor briefings and reporting across a number of funds and mandates.

+442037278431 More about Camilla

For further information, please contact:  

Jeroen Winkelman
Managing Director, Global Advisory Services
T: +442037278124

Laura Barstow
Managing Director, Global Advisory Services
T: +442037278110

Michael Klauke-Werner
Managing Director, Global Advisory Services
T: +4969299571550

Dan Greene
Head of Global Consultant Relations, Managing Director, Nuveen            
T: +442037278440

Deborah Ulian
Managing Director, Nuveen (Western North America)
T: +14158823507   

Kevin Maxwell
Managing Director, Nuveen (Eastern North America)
T: +12129164812

Andrew Kleinig
Director, Nuveen (Asia-Pacific)
T: +61293683244