We believe that commercial real estate occupiers are better served investing their capital in core business activities, as well as growth and sustainability initiatives

Our core strategy is investing in future-proof supply chain infrastructure and improving the overall efficiency of the global supply chain ecosystem through funding ESG improvement initiatives in our portfolio assets.  We occasionally make opportunistic investments in non-core sectors where we see long-term value in the real estate and which align with our thesis of mission-criticality.

Blackbrook helps corporations across the credit spectrum in Europe succeed by acquiring and leasing high quality, mission-critical commercial real estate to suit their operational requirements.

Our core asset focus includes: light manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, cold storage, and convenience retail, with strategic investments in R&D, life sciences, recycling, data centres, and heavy industrial. Non-core sectors include big-box retail, healthcare, hospitality, and offices.

We specialise in providing structured, sustainable Sale-Leaseback and Build to Suit development financing, the acquisition of Net Leased industrial real estate assets, as well as partnering with developers for speculative construction of modern industrial assets to meet future supply chain demands.

As a privately held investment firm, we are able to take a flexible approach to how we work with our corporate tenants, developers and other investment counterparties.  This enables us to provide a highly efficient and streamlined transaction process.  We have no short-term liquidity or exit requirements and are focused on delivering a reliable and efficient capital source to our tenants and developer partners so they can focus on the growth of their businesses.

Sale-Leaseback Transactions

Unlock growth capital: We are experts in structuring sustainable Sale-Leaseback solutions for companies of all sizes, both investment and sub-investment grade, public and private, and across multiple industries.

Redeploy capital for growth: Through structuring a Sale-Leaseback with Blackbrook Capital, companies are able to release capital tied up in the real estate assets and redeploy that capital into their core operating businesses, recapitalise their balance sheets and fund M&A, sustainability and growth initiatives.

Retain control: At the same time, our tenants retain full operational control of their critical properties for the long term while having the security of a capital partner for future investments in the properties to help drive further growth.

Plan for a greener future: Real estate is one area where sustainability improvements truly matter and have a meaningful impact on a global scale. Blackbrook helps businesses transition their real estate footprint towards a greener and more sustainable future.

Class-A Logistics
United Kingdom
The Very Group’s founder-shareholders had developed a mission-critical central distribution centre and wished to recoup their invested capital to allocate into other business initiatives. The asset was acquired by Blackbrook and leased back to Very subject to a 25-year triple net lease.

Build to Suit Financing

Access 100% funding for Build to Suit commercial development

We can fund 100% of the construction and development cost of new mission-critical real estate required for business growth.

We partner with professional developers and real estate occupiers to structure highly efficient development funding for Build to Suit commercial properties.

This allows developers and occupiers to ensure their capital is used more effectively in their core operating business, while at the same time securing the properties they need in a timely and transparent fashion.

This can be structured either as forward funding (fund-through) development financing or as a forward commitment (purchase upon completion).

Automotive Logistics & HQ
Van Mossel required a capital partner to fund the development of a mission-critical automotive distribution facility as well as their new corporate headquarters. Blackbrook funded the development at-cost, subject to a long-term triple-net lease with Van Mossel upon completion.

Net Lease Real Estate

Realise value in your properties

Blackbrook Capital invests in single-tenant “Net Lease” (triple-net, FRI, Dach und Fach) or “long-income” commercial real estate assets where we see long-term value in the property and in developing a partnership with the occupier.

Our primary focus is real estate where we believe that we can provide Value-Add for the assets in question, such as through green & energy efficiency improvement initiatives, and expansion financing to ensure our properties are both cost effective for our tenants and environmentally sustainable.

Convenience Retail
Lar España, a public real estate investment fund, wanted to exit investments not directly aligned with its core strategy. Blackbrook acquired a portfolio of 22 grocery retail assets leased to Eroski on an all-equity basis in order to meet a year-end deadline. Subsequently, Blackbrook agreed with Eroski to rebalance the rent roll in order to ensure long-term operating profitability of the portfolio.

Spec Development

Creating the supply chain infrastructure of tomorrow

Blackbrook partners with local and international developers to fund the construction of modern ESG-certified industrial assets to meet future supply chain demands. With global pressure on supply chains, the availability of well-located logistics and warehousing facilities is limited.

We help alleviate these pressures by providing modern, flexible and ESG-optimised supply chain real estate in and around major urban conurbations across Europe.

Class-A Logistics
A local development company had secured land in a strategic logistics location on the outskirts of Paris, an area which suffers from a significant supply-demand imbalance. They required a capital partner to fund the speculative development of a Class-A logistics facility. Blackbrook entered into a JV with the developer to build, lease-up and sell the facility within an expected 3-year horizon.


Creating the sustainable real-estate of the future

The majority of investments by Blackbrook are ESG-certified and benefit from the latest technologies and are at the forefront of energy efficiency. Newly built assets also generally benefit from net zero carbon construction, significant employee well-being amenities as well as local community considerations during planning.

However, we also recognise that the vast majority of mission-critical commercial real estate are functional legacy assets which can be ESG optimised without requiring reconstruction.

We advise our occupiers on decarbonisation and provide investment capital to help reduce their carbon footprint without the additional impact of new construction.

Doing what we can with what we know today. Blackbrook is committed to having a 100% ESG optimised real estate portfolio. Our team is proactively and constantly working on ensuring that these changes and approach will create meaningful and real impact in the long-run.

Currently Blackbrook’s portfolio is 95% green-certified and our operations are carbon neutral.

Convenience Retail
Blackbrook had acquired a portfolio of grocery stores which were developed on a Build to Suit basis for Sonae. Post-completion, Blackbrook undertook an ESG audit of the facilities and together with Sonae investments were made in solar panels and electric car charging points, among other improvements. This resulted in significant ESG benefits, energy cost savings and attaining BREEAM Very Good certifications.