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  • Allsop raises more than £70m at the latest commercial auction amidst rising inflation
  • Of the 79 lots sold, 20 investments sold for £1m or more
  • The highest value lot sold was a Grade II listed medical and residential investment in Devonshire Place W1, sold in excess of the guide price of £8.25m
  • July auction concludes the first half of the year realizing £293m through the sale of 362 lots

Allsop, the UK’s top auction house by transactions, has raised more than £70m from the sale of 79 lots in its July commercial auction.

The lots offered at the auction included a mix of retail, with high street, convenience, and roadside assets, as well as hospitality, pharmacy, industrial, residential, and medical investments across the UK.

Of the larger lots sold at the auction the majority are located in London, and 20 were sold for £1m or more at an average of £2.3m. So far in 2022, Allsop has raised £293m in its commercial auctions, through the sale of 362 lots.

George Walker, Partner and Auctioneer at Allsop, said: “We saw a strong appetite for the larger lots at the July auction, where buyers demonstrated confidence to buy on the basis of the unconditional auction contract, providing a quick, reliable and efficient completion of transaction. The best example of this was the Grade II listed property in Marylebone, London, which sold for in excess of the guide price of £8.25m having been on the market for some time. We have also seen a continuation in trends as various tenant companies successfully acquired their freeholds at auction. Although these have proved challenging to sell by private treaty, we were able to conclude the deals within the three-week marketing period.

“We have had a busy first half of the year, even though the market has had to adjust to a new era of inflation and the soaring cost of living. When we return in September for our next online auction, we hope to have increased political stability and much-needed clarity on the economic situation, giving buyers and markets guidance and confidence to invest in UK commercial real estate.”

Key highlights include:

  • Lot 21– a well located Grade II listed medical and residential investment in Devonshire Place W1G, with current gross rent reserved at £381,600 per annum, sold prior in excess of its guide price of £8.25m, making it the highest-priced lot to be sold at auction this year
  • Lot 43– a freehold pharmacy investment in West Ealing, comprising a total area of 5,213 sq. ft. entirely let to Boots UK until 2026, sold under the hammer at £1.88m (NIY 3.68%)
  • Lot 13– a petrol filing station on a five-acre site on the A36 in Romsey, let with a guarantee from Co-op until 2027 with annual 2% rental increases, sold prior to the auction in excess of its guide price of £2.55m

Allsop’s next commercial property auction will take place online on 20 September 2022. Visit www.allsop.co.uk for more information.


Notes to editor

About Allsop auctions

Allsop run the largest property auction departments in Europe through two highly experienced residential and commercial teams and is the UK’s number one auction house by transactions. We offer a wide range of lots covering residential vacant and investment properties, ground rents, land and development opportunities and secondary commercial lots. A minimum of six commercial and seven residential sales are held every year. Visit: https://auctions.allsop.co.uk/selling-at-auction

Allsop’s market-leading team also regularly provides insight into the sector, along with tips and guides on making an impact, through Allsop’s Propchat podcast channel. For the latest podcast, visit: https://allsop-propchat.simplecast.com/episodes

About Allsop

Allsop is an independent property consultancy with a market-leading reputation for high quality service and integrity, covering the UK from our offices in the West End, the City and Leeds. In addition to our position as the UK’s largest and most successful property auction house, we offer an extensive range of services for residential, commercial and mixed-use property.

We have the people, the skills, the experience and the drive to maximise value for our clients in any given market and like to do business in our own distinctive Allsop style – open, friendly and honest. Clients appreciate this, which is why so many stay with us over the long term.

In an unpredictable world, Allsop remains a reassuringly constant source of market knowledge, insight and expertise. Visit: www.allsop.co.uk

Contact

For further information or supply of images contact:

SEC Newgate UK on 0203 757 6890 or allsop@secnewgate.co.uk

Or email Victoria Lloyd-Jones, Head of Marketing at Allsop at Victoria.Lloyd-Jones@allsop.co.uk

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