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10th November 2017
Result of C Share Issue

The Board of Civitas are delighted to announce that the Company has raised a total of £302 million by way of a fully pre-emptive Open Offer, Placing, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer of C Shares.

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13th October 2017
Inside Housing: Social advisory publishes report on investor

BY PETER APPS The Good Economy, a firm which acts as social advisors to investors, businesses and government, published the report last Friday. It examined the work of the real estate investment trust (REIT) over the period between December 2016 and September 2017, producing a summary of its work. It said the organisation has committed […]

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18th September 2017
Inside Housing: Housing ripe for investment

JM Finn’s David Higham on why investing in the sector is becoming more popular   JM Finn is a long-standing investment manager for private and professional investors in the UK. We have more than £8.8bn of funds under management and administration on behalf of more than 23,000 investors. The investment we made in Civitas Social Housing in […]

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18th September 2017
Inside Housing: Making a social impact through funding

New sources of funding are already starting to have a profound effect on the housing sector, says Paul Bridge, chief executive, Civitas Housing Advisors Article written by: When we launched Civitas Social Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the London Stock Exchange in November last year, we hoped to bring together long-term investors with the […]

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18th September 2017
Inside Housing: Enacting change through investment

How external investment is unlocking new opportunities for a charity and a housing provider Pilar Lara Cruz of Crisis trains people to improve their chances of maintaining a tenancy Article written in partnership with: Crisis Tenant skill-building Scheme: Renting Ready course Aim: To help vulnerable people sustain tenancies Number of participants: More than 1,000 The key […]

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11th August 2017
£22.9m Acquisition of a Portfolio of Supported Living Properties

CIVITAS SOCIAL HOUSING PLC (“Civitas” or the “Company“) The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC is pleased to announce the Company has completed the purchase of a portfolio of regulated social housing for a total consideration of £22.9 million, comprising the freehold interest in 21 supported living properties, with 183 tenancies, in the South West […]

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10th July 2017
£4.5m Acquisition of a Portfolio of Supported Living Properties

The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC is pleased to announce the Company has completed the purchase of a portfolio of regulated social housing for a total consideration of £4.5 million, comprising the freehold interest in 4 supported living properties, with 27 tenancies, in North West England. The portfolio is immediately income generating with an […]

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30th June 2017
Invested Capital Exceeds £200m

Following the announcement today of the acquisition of a portfolio of 19 supported living properties for a consideration of £15.4 million the total capital invested by Civitas since IPO now exceeds £200 million.

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9th May 2017
City Wire Investment Trust Insider: James Carthew: Civitas could be more than just a rent collector

Traditionally, the listed UK property sector was all about offices, warehouses and shops but, increasingly, residential property is coming into the mix. A couple of weeks ago I [James Carthew] looked at two real estate investment trusts (Reits) focused on investments in care homes: Target Healthcare (THRL) and touched on the newly launched Impact Healthcare (IHR).
We also saw the launch last November of Civitas Social Housing (CSH) Reit, a fund investing in social housing wich I want to focus on today.

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4th May 2017
Net Asset Value and Dividend Declaration

The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC (“Board”), the first London listed REIT dedicated to investing into regulated social housing, is pleased to announce its net asset value (“NAV”) for the period from IPO (18 November 2016) to 31 March 2017

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23rd December 2016
£15m Acquisition of a Supported Living Property Portfolio

The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC is pleased to announce that the Company has completed a £15m acquisition of a portfolio, with an initial net yield of 6.5%, comprising the freehold interest in 17 supported living properties in Gloucester, Weston-Super-Mare, the Wirral and Durham (the “Portfolio”). The Portfolio was sourced off – market by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited (“CHA”), the Company’s Investment Advisor.

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23rd December 2016
QuotedData: Civitas Social Housing Acquires Supported Living Portfolio For £15M

Civitas Social Housing (Civitas) has announced that it has completed a £15m acquisition of a portfolio, with an initial net yield of 6.5%, comprising the freehold interest in 17 supported living properties in Gloucester, Weston-Super-Mare, the Wirral and Durham. The acquisition is the company’s second since its IPO and the portfolio provides long term housing for 120 residents. The company says that the portfolio was sourced off-market by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited, the Company’s Investment Adviser. The company says that each of the properties within the Portfolio is subject to a 25-year lease arrangement with one of two specialist housing associations – Westmoreland Supported Housing Association (Westmoreland) and IKE Supported Housing Limited (IKE). Each property is focused around supported living, with rents agreed by the relevant local authority and adjusted annually in line with inflation (CPI) over the full lease period.

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15th December 2016
Acquisition of a Supported Living Property Portfolio

The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC is pleased to announce that the Company has exchanged and completed upon the acquisition of 28 supported living properties in London, the Midlands and Southern England, and exchanged (with completion subject to landlord consent) on one additional property (together, the “Portfolio”). The Company was granted exclusivity on the Portfolio, it having been sourced off-market by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited (“CHA”), the Company’s Investment Adviser.

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9th December 2016
Money Week: A fund to help solve the housing crisis

Perhaps the most significant problem in the UK property market is the severe shortage of affordable housing, especially in the social-housing sector. These kinds of properties are highly unlikely to emerge on the green edges of metropolitan Britain, simply because the main private-sector builders don’t want to build them. Someone, somewhere, is going to need to figure out how to fund the cost of building our social housing infrastructure.

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18th November 2016
First Day of Dealings Announcement

Further to the announcement on 16 November 2016, Civitas Social Housing PLC (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that 350 million ordinary shares of one penny each (the “Shares”) have today been admiĥed to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Premium segment of the UKLA Official List (“Admission”). The Shares will trade under the ticker “CSH” (ISIN: GB00BD8HBD32).

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16th November 2016
Results of Placing and Offer for Subscription (“the IPO”)

Civitas Social Housing PLC (“Civitas” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that as a result of investor interest its IPO has been oversubscribed with demand exceeding the maximum gross proceeds of £350 million. Accordingly, a scaling back exercise has been undertaken with respect to applications received. The Board has resolved to accept gross proceeds under the IPO of £350 million.

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2nd November 2016
Investors Chronicle: Could investors keen on property investments have a new home for their cash?

It’s a point on which everyone agrees: Britain needs more houses. So any move to boost the supply of new homes has to be welcomed. With necessity as the mother of invention, Civitas Social Housing is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange on 18 November, with a view to raising £250m to become the first real estate investment company with an emphasis on social housing, whose objective will be to acquire a diversified portfolio of social housing in England and Wales.

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1st November 2016
Intention to Float

Civitas Social Housing PLC (“Civitas” or the “Company”), the first Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) to be listed on the London Stock Exchange offering pure play exposure to social housing, is pleased to announce its intention to launch an initial public offering of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) (“IPO”).

The Company will be making an application for its shares to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities (“Admission”).

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