British Land sells off £429 million of Sainsbury’s Superstores
In a deal to appease the current brutal retail sector here in the UK, British Land has agreed to sell 12 Sainsbury’s superstores in order to tackle its sizeable retail assets and get the total that it owns down to 30% of their portfolio.
The purchase is coming in from Realty Income Corporation who are an American property investment firm. British Land has so far released £1 billion of retail assets since last April with further sales alongside Debenhams and Spirit Pubs to come.
British Land is said to be focusing its future investments within London office space and also the build to rent sector – They have been quoted as saying: “We have a clear view of the value of our assets and despite the clear challenges currently in the retail market, we remain opportunistic and proactive.”
Full story can be read on the This Is Money website.