About the REIT

How it works and who's involved

What Is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, operates, or finances income-generating real estate. Modelled after mutual funds, REITs pool the capital of numerous investors. This makes it possible for individual investors to earn dividends from real estate investments—without having to buy, manage, or finance any properties themselves.

Key Points

  • A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, operates, or finances income-producing properties.
  • REITs generate a steady income stream for investors derived from rents received on it’s property assets.
  • Most REITs are publicly traded like stocks, which makes them highly liquid (unlike physical real estate investments).
  • REITs invest in most real estate property types, such as apartment buildings, data centres, hotels, medical facilities, offices, retail centres, and warehouses.

Board of Directors

The Directors of the Company, all of whom are non-executive, are listed below.

The Directors are independent of the Investment Advisor and the AIFM.

Chairman

James Boyd

Jim comes from a corporate financial services background, and is currently Chairman of the Bank of Ireland’s former banking operation in the Isle of Man...

Jim comes from a corporate financial services background, and is currently Chairman of the Bank of Ireland’s former banking operation in the Isle of Man. His 30 year career has spanned both banking and insurance. As an independent Non-Executive Director, of subsidiaries of major UK incorporated plc’s, he brings in excess of 15 years’ relevant experience. Additionally, he has served as a Government appointed adviser to the former Insurance & Pensions Authority which regulated the Isle of Man’s domestic and international insurance and pension business.
Deputy Chairman

Andrew Law

Andrew is currently a senior adviser for Moneycorp, assisting institutions and corporate clients with treasury risk mitigation...

Andrew is currently a senior adviser for Moneycorp, assisting institutions and corporate clients with treasury risk mitigation. Previously he was Head of Institutional Sales and Structured Products for the Bank of Ireland Global Markets, where he was in charge of sales, marketing, structuring and relationship management for UK and offshore financial institutions. With over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry, Andrew has worked in financial institutions covering various jurisdictions including the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and several Central/East European countries. Andrew worked for Hambros Bank Limited for 13 years, latterly in the role of Head of Structured Products Trading and Sales. Following this he spent seven months at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the role of Head of European Sales, before moving to Banca Popolare di Milano where he held the position of Treasurer. Andrew has CF30 Customer permissions from the FCA.
Non-Executive Director

Jamie Fergusson

Jamie has 18 years’ experience in the UK property sector. He worked in London gaining experience as property manager and investment surveyor at CBRE...

Jamie has 18 years’ experience in the UK property sector. He worked in London gaining experience as property manager and investment surveyor at CBRE. Jamie has overseen a number of key deals including the circa £500 million sale of the Industrious portfolio and Project Raven. Jamie returned to Edinburgh in 2008 where he started a new investment agency team for DTZ as a Director. Jamie joined Knight Frank in 2014 as a partner in charge of driving their representation in Scotland. Jamie currently sits on the board of a specialist property and investment company based in Edinburgh which specialises in property acquisitions and asset management across the UK.