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Joseph Stevens joins Oryx
NewsFebruary 2024

Joseph Stevens has joined the firm as an Investor Engagement Manager. Joseph has previous experience in investor relations and fundraising, and commercial real estate lending. Joseph is responsible for overseeing the building, cultivation, and management of relationships with investors. Joseph holds a BA in Finance and Economics.

Oryx signs Vetsure at Helios Court in Hatfield Business Park
DealsJanuary 2024

Oryx has let 4,500 sq ft of office space to pet insurance provider Vetsure at Helios Court, as demand for high quality, fully-fitted office space continues to remain robust. The transaction saw a new headline rent secured for the Hatfield area, with Oryx having carried out a CAT A+ office fit out, enabling Vetsure to...

Oryx acquires logistics site in Milton Keynes
NewsNovember 2023

Oryx is pleased to announce that it has acquired a c.5-acre freehold site in Milton Keynes, UK, to develop a 110,000 sq ft best-in-class logistics facility. The asset is strategically located in a prime South East logistics hub, halfway between London and the Midlands with direct access to the M1, where demand amongst distribution and...

Guy Pickup joins Oryx
NewsFebruary 2023

Guy Pickup has joined the firm as an Asset Manager. Prior to joining Oryx, Guy spent 9 years at British Land. Guy is responsible for the active management of the current portfolio and provides asset related technical input to investment underwriting. Guy is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Amani Hussain joins the firm
NewsJanuary 2023

Amani Hussain has joined the firm as an Investor Engagement Manager. Amani has previous experience in investor relations roles and started her career at PwC. Amani focuses on the firm’s corporate communications and client services.

Market Update
Thought PieceNovember 2022

Rafael Meyer-Schimdt joins Oryx
NewsNovember 2022

Rafael Meyer-Schmidt has joined the firm as an Analyst Intern. Rafael is currently studying towards a Masters degree in Finance and Law at the Queen Mary University, alongside a Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Copenhagen. He has previous work experience as a Legal Trainee at Accura, a Copenhagen based law firm.

Oryx acquires multi-let office in Epsom
DealsOctober 2022

Oryx is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kirkgate, a recently refurbished multi-let office building in central Epsom. The freehold property, acquired at below replacement cost, comprises 26,109 sq. ft. over ground and three upper floors and is fully let to six tenants. Kirkgate is the fourth building in Oryx’ Greater London office portfolio, adhering...

3 Bunhill Row Refinancing
NewsJuly 2022

Oryx are delighted to announce the refinancing of the 3 Bunhill Row investment with a sharia-compatible debt facility provided by Riyad Bank. The five-year facility, amounting to c.£64m, enabled equity to be crystallised and provides long-term stability for the asset. Oryx are looking forward to working closely with Riyad Bank and are actively seeking to...

Refinancing Update
NewsJanuary 2022

Oryx Real Estate Partners (“Oryx”), together with Trinova, have successfully refinanced the Greater London portfolio (Helios Court in Hatfield, Centrium 2 and Centrium 3 in St Albans) with a sharia-compliant facility provided by Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC. The refinancing optimises the capital stack and enables a considerable portion of equity capital to be returned...

Oryx enters Central London
DealsSeptember 2021

On behalf of one of its deal-specific funds, Oryx has acquired the shares in the company owning 3 Bunhill Row, a freehold office property fully let to the international law firm Trowers & Hamlins. 3 Bunhill Row was developed by Helical Bar and comprises c.101,500 sqm of office space across lower ground, ground and seven...

Oryx acquires Premier Foods and Skechers UK HQs
DealsJune 2021

Oryx together with Trinova have completed the acquisition of Centrium 2 and Centrium 3 located in St Albans, as part of Oryx’ Greater London diversified office strategy. Situated just off the high street and opposite the open green spaces of Verulamium Park, the building benefits from a wide range of amenities, including great transport connections....

James Welham joins the firm
NewsMay 2021

James Welham has joined the firm as Oryx’ Finance Manager. James joins Oryx from the Finance team at Nuveen Real Estate (and prior to that, Henderson Global Investors). James assists with the management of the firm’s financial and operational control environment across both the fund products and the corporate entities, and he is a member...

Oryx hires Sarah Cooper as Head of Asset Management
NewsMay 2021

Sarah Cooper has joined Oryx as Head of Asset Management. Prior to this she was a Portfolio Manager for Catalyst Capital and has considerable experience in both core, core+ and value-add / opportunistic asset management. Sarah has worked across the UK in all commercial sectors and is qualified as a member of the Royal Institution...

Refinancing of Peugeot UK HQ completed
DealsApril 2021

Following the successful acquisition of Peugeot’s UK HQ, Oryx has completed the 60% LTV refinancing and drawdown of a sharia-compliant debt facility for the purposes of the long-term financing of the asset.

Oryx advises on logistics disposal
DealsDecember 2020

Oryx has successfully advised a Middle Eastern investor on the disposal of a c.336,000 sq. ft. fully let logistics property located north of the logistics “Golden Triangle” in the UK.

Oryx acquires Peugeot’s UK HQ
DealsDecember 2020

Through one of its deal-specific funds, Oryx has acquired Peugeot’s UK HQ in Coventry. The acquired property comprises a 14-acre land plot with two separate buildings, a c.106,700 sq. ft. office, and a c.59,100 sq. ft. industrial warehouse, both fully leased to Peugeot for another eleven years, with two RPI-linked rent reviews remaining. This acquisition...

Oryx expands the team through hiring of Nicolas Zavvos
NewsNovember 2020

Nicolas Zavvos has joined Oryx as an Associate to support the team to execute its real estate investment strategies and assist in the asset management of the existing portfolio. Prior to joining Oryx, Nicolas was an Investment Analyst at Resolution Property, a London based, pan-European, value-add investor. Nicolas previously worked for Zeus Capital Management in...

Oryx brings onboard Gary Shepherd as COO
NewsOctober 2020

Gary Shepherd has joined Oryx as Chief Operating Officer having supported Oryx since its formation in 2019. Gary brings breadth and depth of experience across private capital management, working in both the UK and Middle East. Gary is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Oryx completes its first acquisition
DealsFebruary 2020

Oryx together with Trinova have completed the acquisition of Helios Court, as part of Oryx’ Greater London diversified office strategy. Situated in Hatfield, just north of the M25, the property comprises c.40,000 sq. ft. of high-quality office accommodation. Tenants include the international electrical equipment provider Schneider Electric, asset manager Falko, charity Crohns and Colitis, law...