Airport Development Partners SA acquires Fairoaks Airport (UK) from Royal Bank of Scotland

First airport acquisition by Geneva-based airport consulting firm

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (29.11.2015) Airport Development Partners SA, an international airport investment and consulting firm and affiliate of US-based international commercial real estate group Westcore Properties, today announced its acquisition of Fairoaks Airport, Surrey, UK, from West Register Property Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Fairoaks Airport is a general aviation airport located 40 km South-West of central London, 4.5 km off the M25 motorway. Details of the transaction remain undisclosed.

Marc Brutten, Airport Development Partners co-founder and Chairman commented: “The acquisition of Fairoaks Airport vindicates our strategic focus on advising private and public owners of regional and niche airports on the best sustainable development options, while waiting for the right acquisition opportunity to arise. Fairoaks Airport, with its unique location in proximity to London and its easy accessibility offers a range of development options for the Westcore group, of which Airport Development Partners is an essential part. We look to mobilize our know-how in real estate and airport development not only with respect to developing the airport’s economic potential, but also in view of the legitimate interests of the local communities.”

Thomas Frankl, Airport Development Partners SA co-founder and Managing Partner added: “We are excited about the prospect of working with major local stakeholders and industry partners to realize the potential of this unique site. Going forward, we expect to further leverage our airport expertise, building a portfolio of regional and niche airports, once the right acquisition opportunity arise.”

Contact :

Airport Development Partners SA
Thomas Frankl, Managing Partner
Phone: +41 797 161 161
10, Rue du Pré-de-la-Fontaine
1217 Meyrin/Geneva, Switzerland

About Airport Development Partners SA:

Airport Development Partners SA ( is a private aviation consulting and investment firm dedicated to the sustainable development of regional hubs and 'secondary' airports, primarily in Europe. Since its establishment in 2007, the company advises both private and public clients, including the United Nations, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Airport Development Partners is an affiliate of Westcore Properties.

About Westcore Properties:

Westcore Properties ( is a private, entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment firm focusing on the western United States and key European markets. Since its founding by Chairman Marc Brutten in 2000, Westcore Properties and its affiliates have acquired and managed more than $3.9 billion in industrial and office assets comprised of more than 835 buildings totaling over 42 million square feet. In addition to its U.S. headquarters in San Diego, Westcore Properties has regional offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Irvine and Denver. The firm’s European offices are located in Geneva, London, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam and Lisbon.