The Rowe Group is now predominately an investment and development property company that invests in both residential and commercial sectors throughout the United Kingdom.
The Rowe Story traces its roots back to South Wales in 1880 when Mr. Robert Rowe opened his first retail fruit and vegetable shop in Cardiff. During the late 1990s, the decision was made to sell the trading rights of the produce business to Fyffe’s PLC although Rowe retained the properties as the landlord. Marking the end of an eventful calendar century, the Rowe Group having passed on from being a fruit and vegetable retailer in 1990 becoming a diverse SME in 2000.
In 2007 the group decided to dispose of its trading activities, as business growth was nearing its peak this was felt an opportune time. With greater focus and less diversification would bring improved property performance. As it happened the end of economic growth hit the world hard in late 2008. Having already taken action to reduce Rowe’s diversification put the group in a stronger position to prepare itself for the storm ahead.
Now over a 141 years later the current shareholders, the great-grandchildren of Robert Rowe continue the legacy with the expansion of the business. Tightening costs and taking greater responsibility for the group’s finances have enabled Rowe to position itself as a market leader adapting to the ever-changing economic climate.
Having secured funds and strengthened its tenant base has allowed Rowe to grow its finances so that it can seize opportunities. With this in mind and having maintained a focus on growing our portfolio, the Company has secured funds to take the opportunity of this present climate.