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Strategic and creative thinking

Rowan is a trusted property company and
joint venture partner

Philosophy
Experience

Philosophy

The Rowan philosophy is born from experience and underpins all of our activity. We simplify the complexities of CRE investment by managing the details in an orderly and strategic manner, as well as unlocking latent value to deliver sustainable income and enhanced returns.

We acquire and actively manage investments that offer ‘income and opportunity’. The Rowan Philosophy is to always challenge and think creatively. Whilst dynamic in our approach, we balance this with pragmatism and a deep understanding of the market in which we operate.

We believe that close engagement with our partners is essential. As a result, we place a high importance on working in a collaborative way with partners and professional teams and use well-established working practices. We report in a clear, transparent and comprehensive manner and generate understandable business models at every stage of the investment cycle.

Experience

1.25bn

For 20 year Rowan has been applying its philosophy to deliver sustainable returns as principals and with partners. It has directly purchased, redeveloped, refurbished, transacted, financed and refinanced some £1.25bn of real estate.

20 years

Rowan has been invested in London for 17 out of 20 years and has consistently produced market beating results in all transactions. Rowan has additionally invested in German Retail and in property portfolios around the UK.

People we have worked with

Aberdeen Asset Managers, Allied Irish Bank, Anglo Irish Bank, Arup, Ashurst, Azimuth, Barclays, Berkeley Group, BDO, Beiten Burkhardt, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Blackstone, Canada Life, CBRE, Colliers, Coutts, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DP9, Drivers Jonas, DTZ, Eastdil, Estama, Farebrother, Fenwick Elliot, Fineman Ross, GE Captial, GI Partners, Grant Thornton, GVA, HBoS, Heyne Tillet Steel, Indent, Investec, Jones Lang La Salle, Kingly, Knight Frank, KWM, Lloyds, Lockton, Mcbains Cooper, Michael Elliot, Mishcon De Reya, Morey Smith, MTT, Nationwide, Natwest, Northacre, Orangefield, Overbury, Partners Group, RBS, Resolution, RLF, Rockspring, Savills, Sheppard Robson, Structuretone, Strutt and Parker, Taurus, Taylor Wessing, Trinavis, Trowers and Hamlins, Waterman....

engaging

Specific property strategies

Rowan creates carefully thought-through property strategies based on prevailing market dynamics and our ‘income and opportunity’ philosophy. We also consider economic, capital and occupational trends

Past
Present

Present

Right now we are targeting the London real estate market due to it being underpinned by solid market fundamentals and remains a pre-eminent investment location for a variety of capital. It offers the prospect of growth in the short, medium and long term as well as significant downside protection.

Our focus in London is on large, complex office space upwards of £75m. However, we will also target mixed use, retail and some residential assets if appropriate.

We are pursuing this by either acquiring assets with our partners or managing investments which have already been purchased so as to help maximise returns. Our current flagship scheme is the development of Aldwych House, WC2 details of which are set out below.

We effect our London strategy via:

• A well planned and patient acquisition campaign.

• Targeting properties that offer rental growth in areas experiencing positive change.

• Engaging in active asset management to exploit latent value.

• Monitoring the market to evaluate appropriate exit/hold strategies.

Past

Germany

Between 2005-2016 Rowan managed portfolios valued at €250m. Our highly experienced German team saw the potential in such a stable country and choose to work primarily with town dominant food anchored retail centres. Our current focus is on the London market however we will be considering a new European strategy in the future.

UK

Over 20 years Rowan has managed large regional portfolios across multiple sectors, primarily covering the South East. We target opportunities that have value add potential but are underpinned by a consistent income flow, which has led to us working with office, retail, mixed used and industrial.

Past

Germany

Between 2005-2016 Rowan managed portfolios valued at €250m. Our highly experienced German team saw the potential in such a stable country and choose to work primarily with town dominant food anchored retail centres. Our current focus is on the London market however we will be considering a new European strategy in the future.

UK

Over 20 years Rowan has managed large regional portfolios across multiple sectors, primarily covering the South East. We target opportunities that have value add potential but are underpinned by a consistent income flow, which has led to us working with office, retail, mixed used and industrial.

Germany

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agile

Our investment cycle

We take this complex process and break it down into understandable elements. We then apply a standardised approach and disciplined method. We also appreciate the need to adapt in order to achieve our strategic objectives

components
approach

Components

At Rowan we form sound investment platforms underpinned by standard operating practices, a disciplined culture, experienced management and clearly defined strategies.

Whilst we are able to simplify this asset class, real estate is inherently complex and difficult to manage. It is multi-faceted and comprises a number of different elements.

UK Office

25 Bruton Street
Mayfair
London W1J 6QH

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