Investment Management

Following the acquisition of Ignis by Standard Life Investments, the management of Ignis real estate has transferred to Standard Life Investments. The integration of the Ignis team enhances the strength of Standard Life Investments’ global real estate team, which comprises more than 130 real estate investment professionals.

As one of Europe’s largest real estate investors, Standard Life Investments employs specialist real estate professionals covering all aspects of real estate investment, including acquisitions, development, building services engineering, asset management, research and marketing.

The scale of Standard Life Investments’ business means it can invest across the real estate spectrum and offer investors a distinctive range of real estate portfolios.

Meticulous research, diligent stock selection, skillful asset management

When it comes to examining real estate opportunities, we use a robust and repeatable investment process, which aims to enhance the value of our clients’ investments. Underpinned by rigorous research, we strive to understand what drives returns and constantly track what is changing. This helps us anticipate real estate pricing and ultimately unlock superior performance.

Selecting the right assets is critically important in achieving superior investment performance. We scrutinise every potential investment, taking into account location, local market dynamics, physical condition and income quality.

Each investment is carefully managed and monitored, and we aim to continually add value. We regularly appraise each property in our portfolios and use active investment management to realise inherent value. This can include offering tenants valued services, letting vacant space and negotiating favourable lease terms.

In conjunction with our experienced development team, we may also seek to improve or redevelop buildings. The development team is responsible for realising potential and ensuring projects are managed effectively.

By actively managing each of our properties, we aim to improve investment returns.