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Schroder Reports Resilient Portfolio Valuation Amidst Market Fluctuations

  • SERE's property portfolio valued at €208.1 million, showing resilience despite a -1.0% valuation decrease in Q1 2024.
  • Office assets experienced mixed performance, with St Cloud, Paris, witnessing an increase in valuation due to income growth.
  • SERE maintains a strong financial position with a portfolio LTV of 33% gross and 24% net of cash.

Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust PLC (SERE) recently released its property portfolio valuation update for the quarter ending 31 March 2024. This article delves into the key findings and implications of this valuation, providing investors and stakeholders with valuable insights into the company’s performance and market trends.

Valuation Analysis

  1. Office Assets PerformanceThe office assets, representing 33% of the portfolio, witnessed a mixed performance. While there was a valuation decline of -1.1% overall, certain properties like St Cloud in Paris saw an increase in valuation due to indexed-led income growth and new lease agreements.PropertyValuation ChangeReason for ChangeStuttgart-€1.0mOutward yield movementHamburg-€0.3mOutward yield movementSt Cloud, Paris+€0.4mIndexed-led income growth, new lease
  2. Industrial Assets PerformanceIndustrial assets, comprising 30% of the portfolio, experienced a positive valuation change of 0.4%. This growth was driven by index-linked income growth in Rennes, France, and estimated rental value (ERV) growth in Venray, the Netherlands.
  3. German Retail PortfolioThe German retail portfolio, constituting 17% of the portfolio, faced a -2.3% valuation decline primarily due to outward yield movement in the Berlin DIY investment. However, the Frankfurt grocery asset’s valuation remained unchanged.
  4. Alternative InvestmentsAlternative investments, accounting for 9% of the portfolio, saw a marginal decline of -3.2% in valuation. This decrease was attributed to outward yield shift impacting these investments.

Financial Position and Loan-to-Value Ratio (LTV)

Despite the valuation fluctuations, SERE maintains a robust financial position with significant cash reserves. As of 31 March 2024, the portfolio’s LTV stands at approximately 33% based on gross asset value and 24% net of cash. This stability indicates prudent financial management and resilience in challenging market conditions.

Implications and Strategic Initiatives

The valuation insights provide valuable information for investors and stakeholders regarding SERE’s performance and the prevailing market dynamics. The company’s focus on sustainability-led capex initiatives is noteworthy, as it aligns with evolving industry trends and enhances long-term value creation.


SERE’s property portfolio valuation update reflects a nuanced picture of its asset performance. Despite certain valuation declines, the company’s strategic positioning, high rent collection, and occupancy levels underscore its resilience. Investors can leverage these insights to make informed decisions, recognizing SERE’s commitment to sustainable growth and value creation.



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