Building Liquidity

Your property portfolio can be a source of untapped value for your business. By selling your property assets and then leasing them back you can raise capital and deliver greater liquidity for your company.

Why unlock capital from your real estate?

EMEA Head of Corporate Capital Markets, Nick Compton, explains why sale and leaseback activity has been rising in popularity as a business tool
Raising capital from your company’s property by selling and leasing back individual assets or whole portfolios can be highly beneficial.  Monetising your real estate can help:
•  Provide access to alternative capital sources
•  Release capital to increase liquidity
•  Fund M&A, new technology, modernisation or pension deficits
•  Capitalise on specific property market sale conditions
We bring together extensive knowledge and skills, which range from transaction negotiation and execution to accounting, financial modelling and analysis, to ensure an optimal tailored solution which will successfully match your business and funding objectives with the right investor.

Unlock capital from your real estate

What are the right approaches for your business and how can we help?

Research and insights

Raising capital from corporate real estate

Last year sales of corporate real estate across the EMEA region raised over €23.1bn, a 33% y-o-y increase on 2018. Our report analyses the trends by asset types, geographies and sectors. 

Europe's grocery retailers look to their own real estate as a source of capital 

Supermarkets are increasingly looking to sale and leasebacks as a way to unlock fresh capital amid COVID-19.

How portfolio sales are driving corporate sale and leaseback activity

Owner-occupiers are turning to their real estate as a source of capital, with portfolio sales on the rise.

Hear from our team

Nick Compton, Head of Corporate Capital Markets, EMEA, looks at which industries are most active in sale and leasebacks
Michael Evans, Director for Corporate Capital Markets, EMEA, assesses the impact of IFRS 16 on the sale and leaseback market

Our experience


We’ve advised on 20% of corporate disposal transactions in EMEA over the last decade


We are experienced in large, specialist asset transactions and coordinated the sale of one of the largest and most complex research sites in Europe


We raised over €1bn for an energy company on a global sale and leaseback mandate to increase liquidity, maintain dividend and achieve optimal accounting treatment


We pioneered the first credit tenant lease in the UK raising over £100m


Over the last decade, we’ve executed some of the largest sale and leasebacks in Europe, advising on over 500 transactions with a total value of €27.5bn

New Build

We’ve delivered forward funding solutions to a variety of clients. Recently, we secured funding for a 10,000 sq m office HQ, providing long-term and flexible space to meet our client’s needs


The “Next Normal” is here. It’s time to reimagine real estate and the future of work to develop a more resilient, adaptive and responsive workplace.

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Our experienced team combines skills ranging from accountancy and financial modelling to debt and capital markets. Get in touch with us to find out more.