The company was founded in 1946, where it majorly focused on building and letting out residential real estate properties. At the time, the primary market for McKay Securities was Kent, Essex, and Somerset. Further growth saw the company begin to develop commercial properties and went public on the London Stock Exchange in 1959. However, the company rebranded to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in 2007 but retained its position on the LSE, where it trades under MCKS as its ticker symbol.
Presently, the company focuses on raising funds and financing upcoming firms in the UK’s commercial real estate space. In addition, the company develops and refurbishes properties in the business space. The company targets companies in South East England and within London. McKay’s headquarters are in Reading, the UK. The company’s portfolio of properties in the primary market amount to 33 in number, and they represent diverse sectors.