The Investment business identifies real estate with potential to add value. Securing acquisitions, often off market, and implementing rigorous asset management programmes, creates value for investors. Organic growth from the maturing strategic land portfolio is generating further commercial opportunities.

The Pigeon Investment model targets both yield and capital growth. With an experienced management team and impressive track record, Pigeon is well-positioned to take advantage of the exceptional economic growth in the region.

The investment team’s knowledge of the market, and its unique network of contacts, have been established over a lifetime of living and working in the region.

Pigeon currently manages residential and commercial assets with a projected end value of £250m.

Case studies

Description

Ashwell Point is a multi-let office building located in Sawston, 7 miles to the south of Cambridge. The building extends to just under 20,000 sq ft, has excellent car parking provision and is now fully let. The tenants are Morgan Sindall, Frontier Silicon, Janus Technology and Innova Biosciences.

Key Features

  • Multi-let office investment
  • 7 miles from Cambridge city centre
  • Currently let to Morgan Sindall, Frontier Silicon, Janus Technology and Innova Biosciences
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Description

This residential investment portfolio in Norwich consists of 63 apartments and was acquired in August 2015. All the properties are situated in a prime location within the “Golden Triangle” of Norwich. Built as staff accommodation for the former Norwich hospital, the apartments were let to individual tenants. There are various asset management opportunities across the portfolio including refurbishment and new build apartments. The sale of individual units to owner occupiers and investors commenced in 2016 and further units will be available for purchase throughout 2017.

Key Features

  • 63 two and three bed apartments
  • Income producing investment
  • Development and break up potential
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Description

The property, which provides approximately 18,000sqft of Grade A open plan office space, is situated in the centre of Bury St Edmunds at the heart of the business and retail district.

Pigeon purchased the property in December 2012 with tenants including Handelsbanken and Utilitywise. Prior to exchange, Pigeon arranged the letting of a large office suite to netXtra, significantly reducing the vacancy and risk. Lettings of the remaining space were agreed shortly after with Close Brothers and Pigeon Investment Management.

Part of the property consisted of an imposing Georgian office building which was sold in 2014.

Key Features

  • Town centre location
  • Fully let to multiple tenants
  • Grade A office space
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Description

Pigeon acquired a former car sales and commercial vehicle depot on the “Fiveways” roundabout, a major interchange on the A11 linking Suffolk and Norfolk. This five acre development site provides a mixed use road side service centre on the newly upgraded A11, which opened in December 2014.

Phase 1 of the development consists of a new petrol filling station let to Shell, and a new drive-thru restaurant let to McDonald’s. Construction is completed and trading began September 2015.

Phase 2 is currently occupied by a hand car wash and tyre and exhaust centre.

 

Key Features

  • 5 acre site
  • Key roadside destination along A11
  • Let to Shell, McDonald's and a specialist car wash operator
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Description

An industrial portfolio in Ipswich comprising two multi let estates at Olympus Close and Cavendish Street. In total, the properties extend to approximately 52,000 sqft with 19 tenants. The properties are fully let and offer strong trading history. Tenants include Next, Newey & Eyre, Eurosat and Morrells.

Key Features

  • Multi let industrial estates
  • Fully let
  • High yielding income stream
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Investment & Development Team

William van Cutsem

Investment Director
w.vancutsem@pigeon.co.uk

William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a member of the Savills investment team. As Investment Director he leads the investment activity for Pigeon where his role is to evaluate opportunities and provide the analytical expertise to build a secure and balanced portfolio for Pigeon's Investors. He is a member of the Partnership's Investment Committee.

Richard Stanton

Director
r.stanton@pigeon.co.uk

Richard has a wide range of business experience gained from management roles in the property, financial and agricultural sectors. Having co-founded Pigeon, Richard has managed a series of successful property transactions, creating value from both development and investment opportunities. He identifies new business opportunities, manages a portfolio of projects, and is responsible for the day to day management of the Pigeon business.

William Stanton

Director
w.stanton@pigeon.co.uk

William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a Board member of Savills (L&P) where he had overall responsibility for the Eastern Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the property markets, identifying opportunities and providing financial solutions to complex property matters.

Hugh French

Investment Manager
h.french@pigeon.co.uk

Hugh is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who has been employed by Pigeon since 2012. His principal roles are the management of various mixed use projects and identifying new opportunities. Prior to joining Pigeon, he worked in retail development for Churston Heard (now JLL) and with Fenn Wright undertaking various general practice work across the Eastern region.

Ben Guest

Investment Manager
b.guest@pigeon.co.uk

Ben joined Pigeon in 2014 and is responsible for managing existing projects and the identification of new opportunities. Prior to joining Pigeon he worked for property developer Morston Assets, where he was responsible for various mixed use schemes across the country. He started his career at Savills where he advised landowners and developers across East Anglia.

Testimonials

The Pigeon team have the perfect combination of development experience and local knowledge to deliver projects with a market beating return. Investing on a project by project basis gives me really good visibility of the progress of each investment.
Nick Jenkins Founder, Moonpig,
Pigeon are the landlords of the Thorpe Wood House in Peterborough where Anglian Water are tenants. We entered into a complex extension of our lease, and Pigeon provided a fast, efficient and transparent approach, and our relationship has continued in this manner.
John Cormie Property Director,
Anglian Water Group