Drum’s Investment and Asset Management division is based in Edinburgh and complements the Group’s risk-controlled development activity, with an entrepreneurial and proactive approach to asset management.

In addition to providing asset management services for Drum's own extensive portfolio and a variety of institutional client mandates Drum undertook a significant UK expansion in 2015 with the flotation of a new Real Estate Investment Trust called Drum Income Plus REIT (DRIP REIT) which trades on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Drum has a strong track record of working in partnership with institutional clients. The Group is well-capitalised and looks both to acquire assets on balance sheet and work with strategic joint venture partners where there are opportunities to co-invest in development or investment opportunities.

Drum’s Investment and Asset Management division enables the group to develop successful partnerships with like-minded companies to maximize returns and performance across investment, development and asset management projects

Current Projects

Drum Income Plus REIT Plc (DRIP REIT) is an income focused real estate investment trust investing in regional commercial property assets.

The REIT is led by a highly experienced Board, and managed by DREIM. DREIM take an entrepreneurial yet prudent approach to real estate, investing with a clear focus on acquiring high quality assets across the UK which provide good value, healthy cash flow and significant capital and income growth potential for DRIP REIT. With the first tranche of investments concluded, DREIM is currently pursuing a strong pipeline of property to expand the DRIP REIT portfolio.

For more information visit our DRIP REIT website.


Asset Management

Drum has extensive experience managing a variety of institutional and third-party mandates, in addition to servicing the Group’s own extensive portfolio. Drum provides clients with access to a vastly experienced multi-disciplinary team to utilise as required to redevelop and optimise assets.

Drum is currently acting for Aviva across its portfolio in Aberdeen and with L&G on build-to-rent projects in Glasgow. Services include:

Development Management

  • Managing professional teams
  • Undertaking design development & planning process
  • Co-ordinating technical investigations and planning application packs
  • Stakeholder communications strategy and implementation

Asset Management

  • Property analysis and evaluation
  • Pro-active liaison with existing tenants
  • Marketing, design and stakeholder communication implementation for leasing campaigns
  • Engaging with appointed letting agents to drive performance of assets
  • Liaison with appointed investment agents on value implications and market for exit

Residential Portfolio

Since 2004, Drum has continued to grow its private residential portfolio across Scotland and remains one of the largest private landlords in the country.