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       Calum Bruce
Ediston Property Investment Company
If you’re looking for monthly income, you want it to be built on firm foundations.
At Ediston, we take that seriously – and literally. All of our investments are in properties we know inside out and from top to bottom.
This in-depth understanding of our investments assures us that the income we provide to our investors is as solid and secure as it can be.
That’s why we’re able to pay a highly competitive dividend in monthly instalments – allowing our investors to rely on a steady income stream to cover everyday expenses.
Ediston currently offers a 6.4%* annual yield. Our income payments stem from a diversified portfolio of properties, helping the sustainability of the overall dividend.
We have maintained the dividend since the inception of the fund, and we expect it to grow in future. The dividend is also well covered – meaning there’s something in reserve if underlying earnings fluctuate.
*As at 31 December 2019
The strongest support for our dividend comes from the expertise of our team. We live and breathe property.
While the Ediston Property Investment Company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: EPIC) in 2014,
the broader Ediston business has been operating in the UK market since 2004. On average, each member of our team has more than 20 years’ experience in property investment and development.
When we consider any investment, our focus is always on cash flow. We want to be sure that our properties are not just paying for themselves but also paying out sustainable income for our investors.
To do this, we look well beyond the physical buildings themselves to understand how the properties ‘live and breathe’ – how they fit into their location and their economic environment.
We go to great lengths to ensure that risks to the cash flow are minimised and that occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction are maximised.
We have a profound understanding of all aspects of managing real estate for the benefit of our tenants and investors.
This spans the range from change-of-use applications, through to refurbishment and redevelopment, to tenant liaison, lease negotiations and rent reviews. Each of these aspects offers opportunities for improving the income stream available from property.
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