Atlantic Leaf is a UK REIT with the primary objective of providing attractive income and capital returns to shareholders.

We invest in long-term, quality real estate assets in the United Kingdom. Our focus is on investment properties in the industrial and logistics warehouse sectors, specifically those with sound property fundamentals and stable contracted income. We also remain opportunistic to other sectors if the underlying fundamentals are sound.

The company is led by a team of individuals with significant experience and successful track records in real estate and fund management.

A strategically focused portfolio

Atlantic Leaf’s primary investment focus is on industrial and logistics assets with strong value fundamentals. Our properties typically have long-term leases and established occupiers.

The majority of our portfolio is comprised of larger “core” assets clustered in the UK’s logistical hubs, while smaller assets in strategic locations provide geographic diversification. This balance provides Atlantic Leaf with exposure across the logistics sector value chain.

OUR HISTORY
November 2013
Atlantic Leaf is incorporated in Mauritius
March 2014
Listed on the SEM and the AltX of the JSE
April 2014
Initial acquisition of a portfolio of 30 Booker properties
OCTOBER 2015
Strategic £17.5m investment by Vukile, maiden dividend announced
February 2016
Acquisition of a £108m portfolio of industrial and office assets
October 2016
Disposal of Wombourne asset realises an IRR of over 30%
November 2016
£27.5m acquisition of logistics asset tenanted by DHL
November 2016
SA listing moved to the Main Board of the JSE
September 2017
£47m investment in joint venture portfolio of DFS Furniture properties
March 2019
Redomiciled to Jersey and converted to a UK REIT
April 2019
Strategic disposal of JV investment in DFS portfolio reduces retail exposure to 1% and realises IRR of over 9%
April-August 2019
£38m acquisition of five industrial and logistics properties across the UK
February 2020
Disposal of DHL Runcorn property realises IRR of over 16%
We are fortunate to have a dedicated management team that remains focused and committed to our vision and the execution of our strategy.
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Paul Leaf-Wright
Chief Executive
MANAGEMENT TEAM
Paul Leaf-Wright
Paul Leaf-Wright
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Leaf-Wright
B Com

Paul has over 30 years of property and financial services experience. He established Leaf Capital in 2004, together with Jacqui Hathorn. Paul completed his articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte and Touche in 1986.

He subsequently held various roles in NBS Bank and BoE (subsequently Nedbank Ltd) which included financial and strategy director, head of treasury, director of property and asset finance, and head of wealth management.

During his years in the banking sector his roles included running the bank’s private equity division, co-ordinating mergers and acquisitions of both bank and third party deals, establishment of BEE companies and funding of a wide range of projects. Paul has also served on the boards of a number of listed companies.

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Shaun Fourie
Shaun Fourie
Chief Investment Officer
Shaun Fourie

Shaun has significant experience in the property sector and has established networks and relationships in South Africa and the UK. He was previously Head of Silver Leaf Property Fund, an income-focused property fund which he grew to gross property assets of R650m.

Before this, Shaun was with Old Mutual Property Investments for six years. He was responsible for investment sales and acquisitions of the various funds across the regions and portfolios.

Shaun has expertise in fund management, property financing, development, leasing, valuations, strategy and research.

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Mark Pryce
Mark Pryce
Financial Director
Mark Pryce
BBusSci (Finance Honours), PGDA

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree with Honours in Finance from the University of Cape Town and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003.

He is a CFA Charterholder which he obtained in 2008. He has nearly 20 years of working experience in the financial services industry with significant experience in investment banking, corporate finance and fund management obtained in New York, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. His roles have included Chief Financial Officer of Ora Fund Managers and other senior positions.

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Tim Leaf-Wright
Tim Leaf-Wright
Risk and Compliance Manager
Tim Leaf-Wright

Tim completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration at Victoria University of Wellington, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

He has experience in domestic, indirect and international tax at PwC New Zealand, and completed a one year fund accounting contract with a Vancouver investment firm before joining Atlantic Leaf.

Tim manages our tax and risk functions and is part of the broader finance team.

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Caroline Allen
Caroline Allen
Finance Manager
Caroline Allen

<span>Caroline is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.</span>
<p style=”font-weight: 400;”>She has 9 years of international audit and management experience with BDO in Guernsey, London and New Zealand. Her experience at BDO included two years in the Real Estate and Construction team in the London office.</p>
<p style=”font-weight: 400;”>Caroline is a member of the finance team and manages the group’s financial reporting.</p>

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