PGIM Real Estate has entered into a joint venture with Signature Senior Lifestyle (Signature), a subsidiary of Revera, to develop and operate a portfolio of prime senior housing in and around the Greater London/South East areas. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment and financing business of PGIM, the US$1.5 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
The venture has committed to its first investment being a prime care home in Southwest London. PGIM Real Estate worked with Elevation Advisors LLP in sourcing, structuring and executing the joint venture. PGIM Real Estate will retain Elevation for their specialist expertise in the sector.
Charles Crowe, Head of UK Transactions at PGIM Real Estate, comments: “Long-term demographic trends in the UK are strongly favourable for senior housing development, with growing demand from the rising elderly population set against a backdrop of static – and sometimes even falling – supply. This dynamic is particularly evident in and around Greater London, where there are unprecedented levels of population density and affluence combined with a demand/supply imbalance. PGIM Real Estate’s long-standing track record of investing in senior housing in the US and the UK showcases our deep understanding of this sector. We are excited to enter into this new venture.”
Tom Ball, CFO of Signature, comments: “We are extremely pleased to enter into this joint venture, supporting the further development and growth of the Signature Group. We continue to identify, develop and operate best in class operations, growing our management platform, and welcome the support of our partners in achieving this goal”.
Tom Wellner, President and CEO of Revera Inc., comments: “As a global leader in seniors housing, Revera is excited to invest alongside PGIM Real Estate and to share our expertise to support the growth of our award-winning Signature brand. Signature, with its experienced management team, is a valuable asset within the Revera portfolio."
Simon Webster, Partner with Elevation, comments: “This joint venture brings together an experienced group of investors with a strong track record in healthcare to support the next phase of growth for Signature, one of the most highly respected senior living operators in the UK market.”