Cain Hoy and joint venture partners welcome Vanke to The Stage, Shoreditch

The deal, which is Vanke’s first European investment, sees it take a subscription of a 21% holding in
The Stage.

The project, which is located less than five minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High
Street stations, incorporates the remains of Shakespeare’s 16th century Curtain Theatre, where Romeo
and Juliet was first performed. The 2.3-acre site has consent for a £750m GDV mixed-use scheme
including a 40-storey residential tower and over 250,000 sq ft of office, retail and leisure
accommodation set around over an acre of vibrant public space. The remains of the theatre will also be
excavated and preserved as part of the development, providing a new tourist attraction for domestic
and international visitors.

Jonathan Goldstein, Chief Executive of Cain Hoy, said:
“The Stage combines an internationally important heritage site with a high quality residential, office and
retail scheme in an exceptional central London location. We are pleased to welcome Vanke to the
project, who, as China’s largest property company, bring with them not only a significant financial
investment but also additional expertise, and international knowledge and contacts.”

Lily Lin, UK Managing Director at Vanke, said:
“We are very pleased to be joining Cain Hoy and this high-calibre group of joint venture partners
through our investment in The Stage. Located in a very exciting part of London, this is a unique, multifaceted
and high-quality development of cultural and historic importance, which is a fitting debut for
Vanke in the UK market.”

GM Real Estate acted for the Cain Hoy-led venture; Vanke was unrepresented.

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