15 November 2018
Tritax, a market leading property investment fund management house, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Company Secretary, Hana Beard, ACIS, and an Assistant Company Secretary, Tiago Dos Santos. Both are based in London and will provide consolidated company secretarial services to Tritax Big Box REIT plc (ticker: BBOX), Tritax EuroBox plc (tickers: EBOX (Sterling); BOXE (Euro)) and Tritax, the Fund Manager to both of these REITs.
Hana is a Chartered Secretary with over 10 years’ experience in corporate governance and is an Associate (ACIS) of the ICSA, The Governance Institute. For the last four years, Hana worked at Clarkson PLC where she was responsible for compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and corporate governance for the company and its overseas subsidiaries. Prior to that, Hana worked for over two years both at Aviva PLC from 2013 to 2015, and, before that, at Rio Tinto, from 2010 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, Hana was at Santon Capital PLC, and from 2004 to 2009 she held various company secretarial roles at Raven Russia plc.
Tiago, supporting Hana, is a qualified Chartered member of the ICSA, holds an MSc in Corporate Governance with Graduate ICSA and a Bachelor of Law degree. For the past few years, Tiago has worked as company secretarial assistant for a variety of client companies at MSP Secretaries Limited, Brighthouse Company Secretaries Limited and London Registrars Limited. Prior to retraining, Tiago worked for seven years in investment finance, M&A and data analysis, latterly as a Business Analyst at Tullett Prebon PLC after Citigroup, both in London. Previously, Tiago was a Data Analyst at the London Stock Exchange Group plc after Commerzbank A.G.
Henry Franklin, Partner of Tritax, commented:
“We are pleased to welcome Hana and Tiago to the Tritax team, where they will provide company secretarial services across the Tritax Group and both UK-listed investment trusts to which the Group acts as Fund Manager. They each bring significant specialist expertise, experience, knowledge and skill sets, which complement those of our existing team and will be invaluable in helping to support our businesses deliver on their respective investment strategies.”
For further information, please contact:
Newgate (Communications Adviser)
Tel: 020 7680 6550
Tritax started in 1995 where it focused on originating, syndicating and managing commercial property investments. The Group has acquired and developed commercial property assets with an acquisition value of over £4.6 billion including Big Box assets, industrial properties, office, retail and hotels. As at 30 June 2018, the Tritax Group had total assets under management of approximately £3.6 billion1, consisting of over 29 million sq ft of real estate assets.
Tritax Big Box REIT plc is the only listed vehicle dedicated to investing in very large logistics warehouse assets (“Big Boxes”) in the UK and is committed to delivering attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Investing in and actively managing existing built investments, land suitable for Big Box development and pre-let forward funded developments, the Company focuses on well-located, modern “Big Box” logistics assets, typically greater than 500,000 sq ft (measured by floor area, c. 67% of the Company’s existing logistics facilities including forward funded developments are in excess of 500,000 sq ft), let to institutional-grade tenants on long-term leases (typically at least 12 years in length) with upward-only rent reviews and geographic and tenant diversification throughout the UK. The Company seeks to exploit the significant opportunity in this sub-sector of the UK logistics market owing to strong tenant demand and limited supply of Big Boxes.
The Company is a real estate investment trust to which Part 12 of the UK Corporation Tax Act 2010 applies (“REIT”), is listed on the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Financial Conduct Authority and is a constituent of the FTSE 250, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT and MSCI indices.
Tritax EuroBox plc intends to acquire and manage a well-diversified portfolio of well-located Continental European logistics real estate assets, that are expected to deliver an attractive capital return and secure income to shareholders. These assets will fulfil key roles in the logistics and distribution supply-chain focused on the most established logistics markets and on the major population centres across core Continental European countries.
Occupier demand for Continental European logistics assets is in the midst of a major long-term structural change principally driven by the growth of e-commerce. This is evidenced by technological advancements, increased automation and supply-chain optimisation, set against a backdrop of resurgent economic growth across much of Continental Europe.
Further information on Tritax Group, Tritax Big Box REIT plc and Tritax EuroBox plc is available at www.tritax.co.uk, www.tritaxbigbox.co.uk and at www.tritaxeurobox.co.uk.
1) Tritax Big Box and TPIF portfolio valued as at 30 June 2018 and Tritax legacy products by acquisition price.