Atrato Capital is the investment adviser to Supermarket Income REIT plc (“SUPR”), the UK’s only specialist grocery property investor. Atrato have advised SUPR since it’s IPO in 2017.
Atrato sources and advises on investments for acquisition by Supermarket Income REIT and carries out due diligence in relation to proposed property acquisitions. Atrato is very experienced in this field having structured and executed over £4 billion of supermarket sale and leasebacks over the last 10 years.
Supermarket Income REIT is the largest landlord of grocery property in the UK.
SUPR invests in omnichannel supermarkets; modern, flexible buildings providing both physical grocery shopping and last mile online distribution.
The Omnichannel Model
Omnichannel supermarket characteristics
Large, modern buildings adapted to operate both in-store and online grocery operations
Located in strategic locations close to major road networks and within large catchment areas
Omnichannel supermarkets are the principal method of online grocery distribution in the UK: c.80% of online orders are fulfilled from omnichannel stores
Atrato Capital has built an experienced renewable energy team to support SUPR’s tenants in achieving their ESG objectives and to drive the expansion of SUPR’s renewable energy investment initiatives.
The Atrato renewable energy team is responsible for the origination, development and installation of clean energy infrastructure on SUPR’s portfolio of real estate assets.
This includes the deployment of solar photo voltaic panels (PV systems) on the rooftops of SUPR’s stores, which are commercialised through long term power purchase agreements with the supermarket operators. The agreements provide our tenants with direct access to competitively priced clean energy and generate an attractive return for SUPR shareholders.
You can view further details of SUPR’s renewable strategy here.
The Atrato team manages all stages of the solar process, from an initial suitability assessment, through to commercialisation, project tendering, financing and installation.
Following the success of its solar strategy, the Atrato team is also evaluating the use of onsite battery storage, electric vehicle charging, and other clean energy solutions such as ground source heat technology.
In addition to supporting SUPR’s sustainability objectives, Atrato will also consider solar PV opportunities for the Atrato Group balance sheet where the opportunity is not appropriate for SUPR.