Adding value through expertise
The Pigeon Board and senior management team have all lived and worked within the region throughout their careers. They have built an unrivalled network of contacts and knowledge, often securing opportunities off-market. This has enabled them to create a diverse and exciting portfolio and have a track record of delivering double-digit returns.
The team takes an analytical approach to assess risk and reward and looks for assets that can be enhanced through active asset management. This includes planning, refurbishment, and redevelopment opportunities. We treat our tenants as customers, providing solutions for their property requirements and building long-term relationships.
We have leased office space from Pigeon since 2019. They have worked with us to meet our changing space requirements as our business grows and are always ready to help.
Jack Presland ACA, Director – GLX
£60m commercial income assets
Portfolio of strategically located sites
Co-investment from Pigeon Directors
Bury St Edmunds
Rental and capital growth
Prime office space
Linden Square provides approximately 18,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. Situated in the town centre at the heart of the business and retail district, it is widely recognised as the town’s best quality office space. Owned by Pigeon since 2012, the offices are fully let to an excellent roster of professional tenants and the property provides a solid, long-term investment opportunity across both rental and capital growth.read more
High-quality warehouse space
Well-established commercial location
Pigeon acquired 11-12 Pembroke Avenue in 2021, with the building vacant and in poor condition. An extensive refurbishment programme followed, including stripping the building back to frame, replacing the roof and cladding, and re-fitting the offices. The property was then let to Alstom Transport UK on a 10-year lease. Pembroke Avenue is a valuable and high-quality addition to the Pigeon portfolio of investment properties, being in a prime location with substantial demand for quality industrial space.read more
Rental and capital growth
Fully let on long term leases
Pigeon purchased this property in 2019 with vacant possession. The site extends to 2.9 acres and has a mix of office and industrial accommodation with 1.4 acres of open storage land. Shortly after acquiring the site, the buildings were let to Envea, a world-class manufacturer of emission and monitoring systems for industrial chimneys. They have taken a 10-year lease and renamed the building ‘Envea House’. The rear storage land was then let to Cambridge Container Storage, a self-storage operator, on a 10 year lease. The site offers both rental and capital growth potential.read more
Immediate access to outer ring road
Pigeon acquired this freehold, multi-let industrial investment site in January 2021.Extending to 46,000 sq ft across four units, the property is located on the Sweet Briar Industrial Estate and has immediate access to the outer ring road. At the time of acquisition, the existing leases were all short and below market rent, which presented an opportunity to re-let the units at higher rents. Following a re-letting and refurbishment programme the property is now fully let and current occupiers include Amari Plastics, Smits Metals Centre and NRS Healthcare.read more
William van Cutsem
William is a co-founder and Investment Director for Pigeon. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and leads the investment activity for both commercial and residential sectors. He works closely with the Pigeon teams to evaluate opportunities to find strong returns for the risks taken. He helps manage the Pigeon Group and is particularly involved in the strategic growth of the business.
William is a Chartered Surveyor and previously worked in the Investment Team at Savills.
William is a Founding Director of Pigeon and leads the strategic direction and the company’s business development. He works with the Commercial, Land Promotion and Funding teams at Pigeon.
William was formerly a Board Member of Savills (L&P) Plc, and during his 30-year career has gained extensive knowledge and experience of the property market. He is a founding director of Cambridge Power, one of the largest battery storage companies in the UK.
William is a Chartered Surveyor, a member of the CLA and former Director of the Suffolk Development Agency. He enjoys a range of sports when the seasons allow, including tennis, cricket, golf, skiing, and running the family farm.
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Ben is responsible for the acquisition, management and exit strategy for Pigeon’s commercial investment properties, whilst setting the business plan that will drive the returns for all stakeholders.
Ben excels at making things happen and enjoys working with people, whether it is colleagues, consultants, tenants, or our investors. He believes that property is a people business and Pigeon is good at recognising this.
He joined Pigeon in 2014 having started his career at Savills as a graduate before working at RBS and Morston Assets. Ben is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Investment Property Forum.
Away from work, Ben likes to keep fit and spend time with his family.
Angus implements the asset management strategy across the portfolio of commercial investment assets that Pigeon manages. This involves regular contact with the occupiers of the properties he looks after to make certain that the service Pigeon is providing is best meeting their needs. Angus excels in getting to know all of the occupiers and understanding more about their businesses.
He joined Pigeon in 2021 and brought extensive knowledge of public sector property from working with local authorities across East Anglia. Angus is also a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Away from work, Angus enjoys spending time back home in rural Essex.
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Emma has been with Pigeon since the very early days and is responsible for managing the office as well as the expanding Pigeon property portfolio. Her role spans health and safety, human resources and property management - it’s fair to say that it needs patience, dedication, and high-level organisational skills! Before becoming part of the fledgling Pigeon family in 2004, Emma ran a business with her husband for ten years.
Away from work, Emma enjoys walking her dogs and is a trustee and committee member for the Bury St Edmunds Constitutional Club.