Exceptional level of demand for supermarket property



Colliers: Exceptional level of demand for supermarket property has left investors facing a potential shortage of grocery-backed assets


Tom Edson at Colliers citing the chief attractions. Bond like characteristics, properties let to strong corporate covenants on long term leases - with index linked upward rent reviews.


The fresh wave of investment and supply-demand equation is forcing down average yields for prime supermarkets – from 4.35% in 2020 to 4.25% last year.


Supermarket Income REIT has grown its portfolio of UK grocery assets from £100m in 2017 to over £1.5bn today, and last week applied to migrate to the Premium segment of the London Stock Exchange.


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