Orchard launches first social and environment impact fund
Orchard Street Investment Management, a UK-focused commercial property investment manager, has completed the first close of its newly launched inaugural impact fund, Orchard Street Social and Environmental Impact Partnership (SEIP).
The fund has collected just under £90 mil- lion (€105 million), including co-investments from Orchard Street’s partners and members of its senior team. In addition, Brunel Pension Partnership, one of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Pension Scheme pools, acted as the fund’s cornerstone investor on behalf of eight of its 10 underlying local authority partner funds.
SEIP will target value-add real estate investment opportunities that have the poten- tial to generate a measurable social and environmental impact. Specifically, it will focus on the three impact areas: Decarbonising exist- ing buildings via an accelerated program of refurbishment; investing in local communities using a proprietary place-based needs model to identify