History


Founded in 2000 by Julian Rooth, Centurion has grown through joint ventures with institutions and private equity investors. In 2015 Richard Cotton joined as Chairman to help Julian grow the business.

In early 2000 Centurion acquired West Kent Cold Storage, a cold storage facility on the outskirts of Sevenoaks. Backed with equity from Electra and financed by Cargill, the facility was sold to Berkeley Homes, post the grant of residential planning consent, in January 2004.
In 2005 Centurion entered into a joint venture with Henderson to acquire Bretby Business Park just outside Burton-upon-Trent. Following intensive asset management the number of tenants on site and the rent roll has increased substantially. In 2015 Henderson’s interest was bought out and this asset is fully owned by Centurion. 
In 2009 Centurion took advantage of the market correction and together with Scottish Widows entered a five year asset management agreement building up a £300m industrial portfolio around the UK. This agreement has subsequently been extended following Aberdeen Asset Management’s acquisition of Scottish Widows.  
In 2012 Centurion moved to its present office at 94 New Bond Street in London’s West End. 
In 2015 a joint venture was agreed between Centurion and ICG-Longbow to build up a portfolio of business space and industrial assets throughout the UK.