Real Estate

Driving superior results for our client’s investments, businesses & underlying real estate.


Real Estate Transactions


M&A, Capital Raising and Debt Advisory Transactions


Cold Storage and Operational Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transactions

M&A, Capital Raising and Debt Advisory Transactions

Cold Storage and Operational Real Estate Transactions

Our real estate team provides independent strategic, M&A, capital raising and debt advice. This combines in-depth sector knowledge and corporate finance expertise. We help our clients identify and pursue strategic priorities with specialist knowledge of operational real estate businesses.

We are the leading financial advisor in the cold storage and for-profit affordable housing sectors. We partner with our clients to provide independent advice and bespoke solutions for their most strategic and complex real estate transactions.

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Private and Affordable Living:

We have vast experience in helping developers and platforms gain long-term access to equity and debt capital for living sectors (PRS/BTR/Affordable/Care/PBSA) and are building upon Centrus’ expertise in the non-profit affordable sector by advising a growing number of clients in the nascent for-profit affordable housing sector.


Operational Real Estate:

Our expertise across operational real estate includes cold storage, self-storage, care homes…

Industrial & Logistics:

Real estate is an important part of any well-oiled supply chain, and our M&A services help clients feel secure amid market uncertainty.

Real Estate Owners and Developers:

We’ve played a key role in many of the landmark real estate transactions of recent years, assuring clients of the value of our guidance.


our people

Meet our experts in Real Estate

Omer Fazal

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
Omer is an experienced corporate finance professional with 10+ years of experience providing...

Damianos Boulakis

Assistant Director
Damianos is an Assistant Director within the Real Estate Team at Centrus. With prior 9+ years’...

Sandra Edwards

Senior Associate
Sandra is a Senior Associate in the Centrus Real Estate team. Before joining Centrus, Sandra worked...

Hassan Bhatti

Hassan is an Analyst within the Centrus Real Estate Team.

Panagiotis Kalogiros

Senior Analyst
Panagiotis is a Senior Analyst in the Centrus Real Estate team, working across M&A and Capital...

Ella Boomer

Senior Associate
Ella is a Senior Associate within the Real Estate team at Centrus. She has experience with regard...

Phil Jenkins

Managing Director and Centrus Financial Advisors Limited CEO
Phil is a founding partner of Centrus and draws upon more than 25 years of investment banking and...

Maria Goroh

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
Maria has 15 years of capital markets experience covering institutional investors primarily on...

Scott Douglas

Scott is a Director within the Capital Markets team at Centrus...
Latest Updates

Our credentials

Centrus advises Magnavale on new financing

16.05.23 “We are pleased to have successfully closed this financing despite the challenging market backdrop. This transaction is a testament to robust sector fundamentals and secular demand for cold storage. We have a high conviction in this sector, and given limited new fit-for-purpose supply, we are well-positioned to benefit from new market opportunities and deliver long-term growth for our platform.”

Andrew Lawrence Director - Sadel Group

Centrus arranges additional £16m debt for St Arthur Homes to deliver affordable homes

07.12.22 “It was a pleasure working closely with the Centrus and CBRE teams to deliver this portfolio refinancing covering a portion of our stabilised Shared Ownership stock. The refinancing allows us to continue our growth story of delivering fantastic affordable new build homes to our customers.”

Costa Ghioules CFO - St Arthur Homes

Dragon School becomes the first UK Prep to raise private finance

19.11.22 “We are all delighted with the outcome which will enable the Dragon to invest in its strategic ambitions with confidence, and know that we couldn’t have got there without Centrus’ stewardship, advice and guidance along the way.”

Martin Johnson Chief Operating Officer – Dragon School

Centrus arranges £19m loan facility for Cromwood to help house domestic abuse victims.

24.10.22 “This investment will enable us to provide much-needed specialist housing across London and extend our work in this area. It’s a real achievement to partner with a company of Rothschild & Co’s size and reputation to invest in social housing.”

Moses Hirschler Chief Executive - Cromwood

Centrus advises Harworth on new £200m senior debt facility

30.03.22 “Harworth’s strong balance sheet and prudent gearing is one of the key enablers of our ambitious growth strategy. This new debt package, which adds another established institutional lender to our banking group, will provide Harworth with additional firepower and flexibility as we step into this strategy and deliver our Purpose of creating places where people want to live and work.”

Lynda Shillaw Chief Executive - Harworth Group plc

Centrus arranges £100m funding for a student accommodation PPP project for LSE

23.12.21 “DIF is excited to be growing its portfolio in the student accommodation sector. We look forward to partnering with a world-class university and to support it with its student accommodation delivery.”

Gijs Voskuyl Partner and Head of Investments for the DIF V and VI strategy, says:

Centrus arranges £1bn of sustainability linked funding for housing and care provider Anchor Hanover

“We have ambitious plans to meet the increasing needs of older people in a sustainable way. This very successful issue means we can continue to evolve our housing and care offer so more people can have a home where they love living in later life.”

Sarah Jones Chief Financial Officer - Anchor Hanover

Centrus arranges equity capital raise for Auxesia Homes to address critical shortage of affordable housing

“The Centrus team did a great job, using their unrivalled expertise in the affordable housing sector and their investor relationships to identify Matter Real Estate as an ideal investment partner for Auxesia”

Christopher Perry Metcalf Co-Founder – Auxesia Homes

Centrus arranges £30m institutional financing for Clipstone Industrial REIT plc to acquire new industrial properties

“Throughout the process Centrus has provided us with first class advice and support. Tapping into Centrus’s wide range of institutional investors we had a number of attractive offers to choose from.”

Toby Dean Chief Executive Officer – Clipstone Investment Management Limited

Centrus Advises Southbank Centre on new loan facility from the Cultural Recovery Fund

“Centrus made the time to understand Southbank Centre and were incredibly responsive within a very tight timescale. Centrus’ expertise allowed us to find and agree the right solution for Southbank Centre.”

Andrew Gambrell Finance Director - Southbank Centre 
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