Threadneedle Property Unit Trust

Fund overview​

At a glance​

  • Open-ended unleveraged UK Real Estate strategy
  • Assets are actively and responsibly managed to deliver positive financial, environmental and social outcomes
  • Committed to operational Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 (SFDR Article 8)


  • Assets offer high income returns
  • Smaller assets offer diversification, liquidity and pricing advantages
  • Philosophy favours dynamic weighting to functionally relevant sub-markets:
    • Mid-box logistics, industrial parks, retail warehouses, urban offices and alternatives

Investment philosophy

TPUT/TPEN Investment Philosophy

Favoured sectors

Industrial parks - Real Estate

Mid-box & industrial parks

Retail warehouses_Spitfire

Retail warehouses

Urban offices_Foley-Street

Urban offices

Alternative Real Estate_The Pod 129


Threadneedle Property Unit Trust (TPUT) Investment Advisor’s Annual Investor Presentation​​

We recently hosted the annual investor presentation, where James Coke, Fund Manager of TPUT, reflected on current and anticipated market dynamics and offered a view in support of UK real estate looking forward.

There was also an update on decarbonisation opportunities, and how the Fund has enshrined longstanding Environmental, Social, and Governance principals within its Prospectus, encompassing both disclosures under Article 8 of the EU SFDR and a formal commitment to achieve operational Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040.
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Responsible Investment Update​

Important announcement regarding Net Zero Carbon and SFDR:​

As communicated in the Fund’s Annual Report to 31 March 2022, the Manager and the Investment Advisor have been working to enshrine ESG Key Performance Indicators within the Fund Prospectus, including a commitment to achieve net zero operational carbon emissions by 2040, alongside disclosures under Article 8 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (“SFDR”).
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Fund Manager

James Coke
James Coke
Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate


21 June 2024

James Coke

Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate

Emma Gullifer

Assistant Fund Manager

Green to gold: realising opportunities from the carbon transition

We explore the interventions required to monetise green energy, and how investors might benefit from the carbon transition.
Read time - 2 min
22 May 2024

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

UK Real estate – Overview Q1 2024

Total returns for the UK commercial property market turned positive in Q1 2024.
Read time - 3 min
25 April 2024

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

UK Real Estate: Talking Points April 2024

Our quarterly snapshot of current real estate market trends.
Read time - 2 min
15 February 2024

Hans Nordby

Head of Research & Analytics, Real Estate (US), Lionstone Investments

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

2024 Global Real Estate Outlook

What's in store for real estate in 2024? Global megatrends and financial conditions will impact returns and sector allocation.
Read time - 4 min
20 December 2023

Marcus Phayre-Mudge

Head of Property Investment, Thames River Capital

George Gay

Fund Manager

Targeting relative value in listed real estate

With inflation data suggesting we are at or near the peak in interest rates and investors assessing scope for cuts in 2024, real estate equities have risen sharply from their lows.
Read time - 4 min
12 December 2023

Assia Amore

European Fund Manager, Real Estate

Ian Kelley

Managing Director, Head of France, Benelux & Southern Europe, Real Estate

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

The resurgence of Europe’s luxury high streets is gathering momentum

High street retail markets across Europe are benefitting from the solid recovery of tourism, both international and domestic.
Read time - 3 min
30 June 2023

James Coke

Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate

UK real estate: half-year health check

Despite volatility in the UK property market over the past 12 months, there's been a nascent pricing recovery since March. So, what's the outlook like for the rest of the year?
Read time - 4 min
20 March 2023

James Coke

Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate

Robin Jones

Co-Head of Institutional, UK Real Estate

Delivering sustainable returns in real estate investing

Climate change is affecting every sector of our economy, and it remains one of the most important factors to consider when making long term investment decisions.
Read time - 8 min
17 March 2023

Stewart Bennett

Global Head of Alternatives

Real estate – understanding the new normal

Where next for real estate? With sections on the UK, Continental European and US real estate our team take a closer look at the economic backdrop, activity in 2022, the outlook for 2023 plus strategy calls across various sub-sectors.
Read time - 9 min

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About Us

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

Investment options

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.

Responsible Business

As a leading global asset management group, Columbia Threadneedle Investments aims to deliver positive outcomes that meet the needs of our stakeholders and we commit to always act responsibly, transparently and in the best interests of those who trust us to manage their investments.

Investment Risks

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and investors might not get back the sum originally invested.
Property Liquidity – It may be difficult or impossible to realise assets of the Company because the underlying property may not be readily saleable.
Property Valuation – The value of a property is a matter of a valuer’s opinion and the true value may not be recognised until the property is sold. Should the Standing Independent Valuer express material uncertainty regarding the value of one or more immovables under management and that material uncertainty applies to 20% or more of the value of the Company, it may be necessary to temporarily suspend dealing.
Property Market Risk – The performance of the fund would be adversely affected by a downturn in the Property market in terms of capital value or a weakening of rental yields.

Important Information

For professional investors only (not to be used with or passed on to any third party). Your capital is at risk. Threadneedle Property Unit Trust is an unclassified open-ended unit trust domiciled in Jersey, governed by a fourth amended and restated trust instrument under Jersey law dated 4 December 2014 (as may be amended from time to time) made between the Manager and the Trustees (the “Trust Instrument”). This Trust is not registered for sale outside the United Kingdom and may not be offered to the public in any other country. In the UK, the Trust is an unregulated collective investment scheme for the purposes of Section 238 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, this document must not be communicated to retail persons in the UK but may only be communicated to persons described in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions Order) 2001 and to persons whom units are permitted to be promoted in accordance with the FCA’s Conduct of Business rules. Approved for UK purposes by Threadneedle Asset Management Limited and Threadneedle Portfolio Services Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Investors are advised that the protections afforded by the UK regulatory system may not apply to an investment in the Fund and compensation will not be available under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
In Jersey, the Trust, which is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, is treated as an unclassified fund for the purposes of the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1998. Units in the Trust may only be promoted in accordance with the aforementioned legislation. This document should not be circulated to private investors.
This document does not constitute or form any part of any offer to issue or sell, or any solicitation of any offer to subscribe or purchase, any units nor shall it or the fact of its distribution form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with any contract therefore. Recipients of this document who intend to apply for units are reminded that any such application may be made solely on the basis of the information and opinions contained in the prospectus and seek independent taxation advice. This material should not be considered as an offer, solicitation, advice or an investment recommendation. This communication is valid at the date of publication and may be subject to change without notice. Information from external sources is considered reliable but there is no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness Issued by Threadneedle Investments (Channel Islands) Limited Registered No. 82489. Registered in Jersey.
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