Case studies - Marcol Group


This selection of case studies illustrates the diversity of projects that Marcol has carried out in the UK and Europe and the scale of what has been achieved.


More than real estate:

Acquisition of Median Group

This substantial acquisition demonstrates Marcol’s ability to focus not purely on real estate, but also on property backed operational companies that generate strong cash flow and offer opportunities to enhance capital values and profits. It follows previous successes within the hotel sector and at the Design Centre... more...


Opportunities quickly realised:

Compco Holdings

Compco was a fully quoted public property company that Marcol acquired and took private. The opportunity to increase values across the portfolio had been identified and Marcol established a team to complete the de-listing procedure and carry out the subsequent series of disposals, re-investment and active asset... more...


Dynamic regeneration:

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

The Estate also includes 160,000sq ft of office space, let to over 100 independent businesses, a five star hotel, 80 berth marina, car parking for 1,000 cars and 350 residential apartments. It was underperforming at the time of acquisition, but the Design Centre offered substantial opportunity to increase rents and... more...


Maximising returns on investment:

Acquisition of Burford Debenture

Following a thorough assessment of the portfolio, Marcol made the decision to immediately dispose of all smaller assets and subsequently dispose of the three core assets. The funds were reinvested in better performing properties, predominantly located in London. These included the iconic Grade I Listed Royal Exchange... more...


European expansion:

Billion Euro warehouse and logisitics fund

Luxembourg-based Industrial Securities Europe formed a joint venture to invest a fund of €1billion in warehouse and logistics assets across Europe. Within two years, a portfolio with a rent roll exceeding €54m had been successfully created across France, Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium and Hungary, with... more...


Intensive acquisition:

Retail Property Investment Trust

The Retail Property Investment Trust was formed to assemble a retail portfolio throughout Germany. A particular focus has been given to securing long leases with some of Germany’s top retailers and the average lease length is currently more than ten years and over 12 years for anchor tenants. Tenants represent... more...