Twelve Years of Craigard
Craigard is a vibrant and opportunist organisation adept at looking ahead to future market trends.
In our formative years the overheated investment market led us to target vacant properties for enhancement and refurbishment where there was a balance of risk and return. Over 600,000 sq ft of primarily industrial property was either let or sold in our first three years.
We then battened down the hatches through the worst of the economic storms between 2008 and 2010 – letting up any vacant space and stabilising bank debt.
We patiently awaited market conditions that allowed us to seek out undervalued medium term situations, so we have now contracted about £55m of acquisitions and secured over £35m of private equity. We have an exciting portfolio under management of some 27 assets, virtually all of which are well-positioned to return a very healthy return.
In 2017 we are again seeing an overheated investment market and as a consequence are adopting a slightly more cautious approach to new acquisitions.
We endeavour to bring inspiration to our projects and aim to add value in a proactive and focused style. There are, as a result, some sparkling successes in our story and robust recovery plays made from the depths of the recession.
Our progress over twelve years has been built on a philosophy of precise and thoughtful identification of opportunities, careful analysis, particular attention to detail and hard graft.