Office properties are in demand in Scandinavia – especially in large cities. The trend towards a service society, but also the high economic strength, ensure high demand for office space. Office property investors know this. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Scandinavia – List of Real Estate Buyers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark.

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1. Tristan Capital Partners LP

Tristan Capital Partners in London is a spin-out from the real estate investment company AEW Europe founded in 2009. In Scandinavia, they have an office in Stockholm. Tristan Capital Partners makes real estate investments for in-house funds. One of the objectives is to resell the property at a profit after it has been “upgraded”. At the end of 2020, the historic telegraph building in Oslo was successfully sold to a syndicate for EUR 210 million after extensive renovation.

2. CapMan Real Estate

Founded in 1989, CapMan Oyj is a Finnish investment company for institutional investors based in Helsinki. The investment focus is on private equity, infrastructure and real estate (CapMan Real Estate). For the fund “CapMan Nordic Real Estate III”, a portfolio consisting of three properties (pure office or mixed use) was acquired in December 2020. The properties are located in the central Stockholm industrial area of Västberga and are to be revitalised.

3. Castellum AB

Castellum is one of Sweden’s largest listed real estate companies with a property portfolio equivalent to approximately €8.8 billion. The Gothenburg-based company focuses on investments in office, logistics and mixed-use properties. Regionally, the business focuses on Sweden and the greater Copenhagen and Helsinki areas. A historic office building in the central Sörnäinen district of Helsinki was acquired at the end of 2020. The seller is CapMan Real Estate. The transaction volume amounts to €23.7 million.
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Residential real estate investments in Scandinavia are concentrated primarily in the urban centres. This is where the majority of the population lives and works. Price trends and rents suggest good returns. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Scandinavia – List of Real Estate Buyers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark.

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1. Patrizia AG

Patrizia AG in Augsburg is a real estate investment company that has been in existence since 1984. Its real estate assets under management amount to over 45 billion euros. In Scandinavia, Patrizia is represented by its own subsidiaries in Copenhagen and Stockholm, where it manages 1.7 billion euros in assets. As a direct investment for institutional investors, Patrizia purchased a residential project development in Vegastaden near Stockholm for EUR 62 million at the beginning of 2021. The property, which consists of two buildings, will offer 189 apartments upon completion.

2. Fastighets AB Balder

Founded in 2005, Fastighets AB Balder is a Swedish project developer and real estate investor based in Gothenburg. The investment focus is on residential, commercial and hotel properties in Scandinavia, the UK and Germany. An ambitious Balder project in the small town of Kungälv, north of Gothenburg, began in February 2021 with the groundbreaking ceremony. The historic street Västra Gatan is to receive a sustainable upgrade through new development. Plans call for 128 new rental apartments and commercial space.

3. Heimstaden

Heimstaden in Malmö is one of Sweden’s largest private residential real estate companies. Behind it is Norwegian entrepreneur Ivar Tollefsen. The property portfolio of rental apartments is concentrated in southern Sweden. Founded in 1998, Heimstaden is now the leading investor in this segment in Sweden. Two further spectacular projects were realised before the end of 2020. The Danish residential property portfolio (6,237 apartments) was acquired from Niam AB for the equivalent of more than EUR 1.6 billion. At the same time, Heimstaden purchased 253 additional apartments in Mölndal in the Gothenburg area.
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Scandinavia is part of the European market for logistics properties. Rental yields here are on average higher than in other parts of Europe. This makes logistics real estate investments in the far north interesting. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Scandinavia – List of Real Estate Buyers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark.

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1. M&G Investments

London-based asset manager M&G plc was formed in 2017 from the merger of M&G Investments and the European arm of UK financial group Prudential. M&G manages more than £320 billion of assets. Funds for various investor groups are launched under the M&G Investments brand, including property funds. For the “M&G European Property Fund”, a logistics property in Norrköping, southwest of Stockholm, was acquired for 36 million euros in autumn 2020.

2. Nordic Real Estate Partners

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP) has been in existence since 2005 and is represented in all Scandinavian countries except for its headquarters in Nordhavn near Copenhagen. NREP operates as a project developer and real estate investor in various sectors, including logistics properties. In this segment, one of the most modern logistics centres in Norway was acquired at the end of 2020. The property is located in the vicinity of Oslo, comprises 84,400 square meters of space and is leased long-term to the Norwegian grocery chain Coop.

3. Catella Group

Stockholm-based Catella Group is a Swedish, pan-European financial group focusing on corporate finance, fund management and real estate investment. The group has existed in its current form since 2009. In mid-2020, Catella Group acquired a 170,000-square-metre site in Norrköping near Stockholm in a joint venture with the former owners of furniture supplier Royal Design to build a 70,000-square-metre logistics hall. The tenant is Postnord TPL AB.

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With the ports of Algeciras and Valencia, Spain has two of the top 10 seaports in Europe and is therefore interesting for logistics investments. But e-commerce is also popular in Spain and requires corresponding logistics space. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Spain – List of Buyers of Hotels, Commercial and Residential Properties.

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1. Prologis Germany Management GmbH

Prologis is a US REIT based in San Francisco that invests in logistics real estate worldwide. The German and European market is handled by the subsidiary Prologis Germany Management in Düsseldorf. Last year, a major acquisition round was concluded via the German subsidiary. The takeover of two logistics properties in San Fernando de Hanares near Madrid completed the acquisition of the portfolio of the Spanish REIT Colonial. The deal comprises a total of 18 properties in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Guadalajara with a total area of 473,000 square metres and a volume of €425 million.

2. Real I.S. AG

Real I.S. is a German real estate investment company based in Munich, which launches real estate funds for private and institutional investors. It also invests in the Spanish market through Real I.S. Spain in Madrid. At the end of 2020, Patrizia AG acquired a logistics portfolio in the greater Madrid area. It consists of two logistics properties with a total area of 110,000 square metres. The main tenant is Amazon. The deal worth EUR 150 million was made for the special real estate fund “Real I.S. BGV VII Europa”.

3. Patrizia AG

Patrizia AG in Augsburg has been active as a real estate investment company since 1984. To this end, it launches real estate funds – initially for institutional investors, but now also for private investors. Patrizia is active on the Spanish market with its own subsidiary in Madrid. Last year, four logistics halls under construction in the Valdemoro logistics park near Madrid were acquired under a forward purchase agreement. The halls are to have a total area of 65,800 square metres and are to be completed by 2022. Patrizia has 652,000 square meters of logistics space in Spain, including 515,000 square meters in the greater Madrid area.
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Residential property prices in Spain have risen steadily in recent years. Housing in the country’s urban centres and coastal regions is particularly sought-after. Residential property investors are also aware of this. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Spain – List of Buyers of Hotels, Commercial and Residential Properties.

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1. ADVERO Properties Socimi, SA

Founded in 2017, Barcelona-based real estate company ADVERO Properties Socimi specializes in residential rental properties for middle-income tenants. ADVERO has been listed on the stock exchange since 2019. It prefers to invest in the urban regions of Madrid and Barcelona. To date, the portfolio comprises 126 apartments. In autumn 2021, another property was acquired in Madrid for 2.5 million euros. The building with a total of 17 apartments is located in Vallecas in the south of Madrid.

2. Ayco Grupo Inmobiliario S.A

Ayco Grupo Inmobiliario is a listed real estate company based in Madrid that has been in business since 1941 and is involved in residential real estate projects. One of its ongoing projects is Ayco Living Seville. For this purpose, it already acquired an 18,000-square-metre plot in the municipality of Camas, near Seville, in 2018. A complex with around 200 apartments is being built in the five-year project, which has a volume of around 200 million euros.

3. Gavari Properties

Gavari Properties in Madrid has been listed since mid-2020 and is a real estate investor specializing in student housing. Its investment focus is on “non-prime” buildings in urban centers in Spain in need of renovation. This is exactly the case with the building Gavari acquired last year in Madrid’s Simancas district. The property has an area of 1,594 square meters and offers both residential and commercial space. The purchase price was 2.25 million euros.
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The office property market in Spain is mainly concentrated in urban centres such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Bilbao. However, it is not only here that investors in Spain are becoming involved in office properties, but also in other parts of the Iberian peninsula. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Spain – List of Buyers of Hotels, Commercial and Residential Properties.

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1. Mabel Capital

Mabel Capital is an owner-managed Madrid-based investment company that invests money in a broadly diversified manner – real estate investments form a mainstay of its business alongside others. Currently, Mabel Capital has acquired a nine-storey, 5,000 square metre office building in the heart of Lisbon. The seller is a Portuguese bank. This is Mabel Capital’s third Lisbon project. Already in 2018, four buildings were acquired in the capital of Portugal for 74 million euros, and a shopping centre is planned on a site near Lisbon.

2. UBS Asset Management (Switzerland) AG

UBS Asset Management is the fund company of the major Swiss bank UBS and is also a major player in the fund business internationally. Its range of funds includes real estate funds that invest globally in real estate. For the “UBS (I) Zurich Italy – Real Estate Fund (UBS-ZIREF)”, a twelve-storey, 7,000 square metre office building in the centre of Madrid was recently acquired for 52 million euros. The striking property is part of the Salamanca Office District skyline. Salamanca is one of the highest-quality locations in Madrid.

3. AEW Europe

AEW Europe (Paris) and its sister AEW Capital Management (Boston) are part of the Natixis Global Asset Management division in the French Natixis banking group. The AEW brand has been synonymous with real estate management and investment since 1981. At the end of last year, AEW Europe acquired an 8,400-square-meter office building in Barcelona for its “AEW Europe Value Investors II (EVI II)” fund. This is already the third AEW office investment in the Catalan capital.
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The Netherlands is a logistics hub on the European continent. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and among the top 10 worldwide, making investments in logistics real estate in the Netherlands per se interesting. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors Benelux – List of Real Estate Investors in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

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1. Certitudo Capital

Certitudo Capital in s-Hertogenbosch in North Brabant is a private project development and real estate investment company that has been operating in the market since 2002. It invests in residential and commercial properties, including logistics properties, in order to resell them with “added value”. This also applies to the logistics property in Maastricht’s Beatrixhaven Business Park with 8,000 square metres of space, which Certitudo already thoroughly renovated in 2017 and sold profitably to a French private investor in 2020. The property is permanently let to a solvent user.

2. VDG Real Estate

VDG Real Estate is part of the VDG Group – a family-run group of companies (Van Dijk) that has been in existence since 1969 and originally dealt only with insulation materials. Today VDG covers a wide range of construction services and makes real estate investments through VDG Real Estate. Last year, the investment subsidiary acquired a plot of land in the Schiphol Trade Park, not far from Amsterdam Airport, on which a 23,000 square metre logistics hall will be built in the course of 2021.

3. Patrizia AG

Patrizia is a German real estate investor in Augsburg since 1984, which launches real estate funds for institutional and private investors. For this purpose, it invests in residential and commercial real estate. The investments are made worldwide. Last year, Patrizia acquired a logistics project in Veghel (southern Netherlands) for around 65 million euros. It consists of two halls. One hall – 25,929 square meters in size – has already been built, the second hall with 28,211 square meters is currently being completed.
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In terms of per capita income, the Dutch belong to the European upper class and are thus one of the richest European countries. The strong purchasing power makes retail real estate investments in the Netherlands interesting – despite the growing importance of e-commerce. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors Benelux – List of Real Estate Investors in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

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1. DE HOGE DENNEN

De Hoge Dennen Vastgoed is part of De Hoge Dennen, a family office owned by the Dutch entrepreneurial family De Rijcke. De Hoge Dennen Vastgoed specializes in retail real estate investments and is involved in Dutch shopping and business centers with typical offerings for daily needs. Both new and existing buildings are purchased. A suitable acquisition is the Wilgendonk shopping centre in Papendrecht in the south of the Netherlands, which was purchased in 2017. The property covers a total area of 4,000 square metres.

2. MN

MN in The Hague is one of the largest Dutch asset managers. It manages assets totalling 175 billion euros for nine pension fund and annuity clients. As part of its asset management, MN also makes asset purchases and sales – including in Dutch retail real estate. In autumn 2020, for example, two retail properties and a mixed-use property were sold on behalf of “Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek”. All three properties are located in Breda in the south of the Netherlands.

3. SynVest Fund Management BV

SynVest Fund Management is a Dutch investment company that conducts fund business with a strong pension focus. Real estate funds are a key focus. The company has been in existence since 2005 and is based in the Bullewijk district of Amsterdam. Among other things, the neighbourhood shopping centre Nieuw Dalem in Gorinchem in South Holland was acquired for the Synvest Dutch Realestate Fund in mid-2020. The centre has an area of 3,482 square metres and is occupied by 10 tenants, including a supermarket.
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With 413 inhabitants per square kilometre, the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. Housing is particularly scarce and expensive here – reason enough for investors to get involved in residential real estate in the Netherlands. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors Benelux – List of Real Estate Investors in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

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1. Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance

Achmea is one of the largest Dutch insurance groups. Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance in Amsterdam covers the real estate investment and asset management arm of the group. The company acts for institutional investors – including. Pension funds – and manages approximately €37.4 billion in assets. Syntrus Achmea also undertakes residential real estate transactions on behalf of its clients. At the end of 2020, it sold a residential portfolio of 284 single-family homes and 59 apartment buildings in 10 Dutch locations for BPL Pensioen.

2. a.s.r. real estate

Utrecht-based a.s.r. real estate has been around since 1892 and has more than 125 real estate investment experiences – including residential properties. In the middle of last year, the project “The Minister” in Rijswijk was purchased for the in-house “Dutch Core Residential Fund”. Instead of the “Winston Churchill” office tower – formerly the headquarters of the Dutch Ministry of Health – a 25-storey residential tower with 220 rental apartments is to be built. a.s.r. real estate manages 6.4 billion euros in real estate assets.

3. Daelmans Vastgoed

Daelmans Vastgoed in Maastricht is a family business and has been in existence since 1982. It is one of the largest Dutch real estate investment companies and focuses on residential, commercial and office properties in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The portfolio now comprises more than 3,000 properties. Among the largest investments in 2020 was the purchase of 399 single-family and multi-family homes from the portfolio in 18 locations in the Netherlands. The transaction totalled 91 million euros.
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The office property market in the Netherlands is concentrated in the Randstad metropolitan region in the west of the country, with the urban centres of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht as its cornerstones. This is not the only place where these 3 real estate companies invest. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors Benelux – List of Real Estate Investors in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

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1. a.s.r. real estate

a.s.r. real estate, based in Utrecht, is a long-established Dutch real estate investor with over 125 years of corporate history. Assets under management within five funds amount to approximately €6.4 billion. A typical a.s.r. investment is the purchase of EDGE Eindhoven at the end of 2020 – a project development for a mixed office and residential building with 25,000 square metres of office space in the city of Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands.

2. Amsterdam Realty Partners B.V

ARP has been in existence since 2014 and is focused on project developments for high-end properties in the Randstad region. One engages in new construction projects as well as modernization and renovation of buildings. ARP also offers real estate investment portfolios. One example of ARP investments is the purchase last year of an office building in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The modern building has 1,839 square metres of office space and is fully let to a solvent tenant.

3. QUAN

QUAN Real Estate Investors in Amsterdam was founded in 2018 by real estate professionals and prefers to invest in office, light industrial, healthcare and hospitality properties. In office space, the focus is on the Core + risk class. The purchase of an office building in the Lage Weide industrial estate in Utrecht two years ago fits in precisely with this focus. The building offers 4,687 square metres of office space on two floors for around 40 tenants and space for a restaurant.
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France offers many worthwhile destinations and interesting tourist regions, but is also an important destination for business travel. Hotel operators therefore find a large market here and so do hotel investors. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors France – List of Buyers of Residential, Commercial and Hotel Properties.

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1. ICAMAP Advisory France

ICAMAP is a Luxembourg-based investment company with a Paris branch (ICAMAP Advisory France) and a London branch (ICAMAP Advisory France). ICAMAP launches special real estate funds for institutional investors and family offices. The assets under management amount to more than 1.6 billion euros. ICAMAP is also active in the hotel sector. Together with Canada’s Ivanhoé Cambridge (Quebec), over two-thirds of the shares in the EasyHotel group in London – a super budget hotel chain – were acquired in 2019 via the Citrus UK joint venture.

2. SD2P (Société de Développement Professionnel Pierre Esnée)

SD2P is considered No. 1 in the French tourism industry when it comes to hotel investments. The company, led by Pierre and Marie-Laure Esnée, is involved in many hotel projects. In addition to renowned Parisian hotels, the group owns two to five-star hotels with a total of 11,000 rooms in France, Switzerland and Belgium. In doing so, the group is also quite prepared to go new ways and to part with silverware. In 2018, the traditional Hotel Lancaster in Paris was sold to another French family group.

3. Alboran

Alboran in Paris was founded in 2016 and operates as both a hotel operator and hotel investor. Currently, the company has 15 completed or under construction hotels with a total of 1300 rooms in France. Locations are Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Reims, Avignon, Amiens, Saint-Quentin and Rennes. The core of the hotel portfolio is formed by the 12 Escalotel properties with 850 rooms acquired in 2018. Escalotel is one of AccorHotels’ main French franchisees and continues to operate under Alboran management.
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Sustainability has now become part of many businesses, including real estate investors around the world. In France, too, building has become more environmentally conscious. The “Haute Qualité Environnementale” certificate for the high environmental quality of buildings has been in place since 2005. The French real estate investor Covivio is also committed to sustainability.
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Covivio – formerly Foncière des Régions – is a French REIT, “real estate investment trust”, based in the French city of Metz. Covivio is also active in Germany. The group owns the large housing and real estate company Immeo SE in Oberhausen. The real estate investor has defined sustainability as a strategy for its entire group. CO2 savings targets have been set at all European locations and the company wants to make an active contribution to reducing emissions. This environmental contribution also includes energy-efficient construction.

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France is one of the most important European markets for retail real estate. Around one sixth of EU retail sales are generated in our neighbouring country. Despite the e-commerce boom, major French investors continue to focus on retail in their portfolios. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors France – List of Buyers of Residential, Commercial and Hotel Properties.

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1. Groupama Gan REIM

Groupama Gan REIM is part of the “Groupe des Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles” – Groupama for short -, a French insurance group with its origins in the agricultural cooperative sector. Groupama Gan Reim specialises in investment vehicles for institutional investors and manages assets of around €850 million. In the autumn of 2020, a 3,140-square-metre Monoprix supermarket in the 6th arrondissement of Paris was acquired for the investment vehicle “Groupama Gan Retail France OPPCI”, which focuses on French retail real estate. The 6th arrondissement is a prime location in Paris.

2. La Société des Grands Magasins

La Société des Grands Magasins is a Lyon-based real estate company focused on shopping centers and department stores. It focuses on sites in attractive city centre locations with a catchment area of at least 100,000 consumers. The investment company, founded only a few years ago by the young entrepreneur Frédéric Merlin from Lyon, aims to revitalize stationary retail in city centers with new utilization concepts. Last year, it acquired a portfolio of eight properties with a total area of 41,000 square meters in the Lyon area.

3. F&A Asset Management

Paris-based F&A Asset Management sees itself as an investment boutique. Founded in 2016, the company is entirely focused on investments in retail real estate on behalf of institutional investors. The F&A portfolio currently comprises around 150 assets with a volume of approximately €500 million. Last year, five retail stores in prime downtown Paris locations were acquired for €12 million for F&A’s “High Street Retail” fund. The fund is an investment vehicle focused on retail properties in prime locations in France.
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After years of stagnation, residential property prices in France have picked up significantly over the past four years. Long overshadowed by other markets, the country is once again interesting for real estate investors with a residential focus. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors France – List of Buyers of Residential, Commercial and Hotel Properties.

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1. AMDG

AMDG is a French investment and asset management company based in Lyon that launches real estate funds. A portfolio of a total of eleven residential buildings was acquired last year for the “Appart Invest 3” fund, which has an initial capital of €50 million in 2019. They cover an area of 14,100 square meters. The deal has a total volume of 80 million euros. Seven buildings are located in Lyon (47.8 million euros), three in Paris (27.5 million euros) and one in Strasbourg (4.7 million euros).

2. ATLAND

Foncière ATLAND is a French real estate investment company that launches real estate funds for the general public and institutional investors, makes real estate investments and develops residential projects. Founded in 2003, ATLAND is based in Paris and pursues a global strategy. Last year, ATLAND acquired a 60 percent majority stake in Les Maisons de Marianne. The company is considered a pioneer of social housing in France and is particularly involved in intergenerational housing. Marianne founder Eric Vialatel retains 40 percent and the operational management.

3. Patrimoni Group

Patrimoni is a Paris-based real estate company that has been in existence since 1985 and is family-owned. It operates as a project developer, real estate investor and manager. Assets under management amount to over 250 million euros. At the beginning of last year, Patrimoni further increased its Paris portfolio with the purchase of three apartment buildings. The value of the properties, with a total area of 3,800 square meters, is estimated at around 40 million euros. They are located in the central 15th arrondissement, which borders the Eiffel Tower.

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When it comes to office property investments in France, interest is focused primarily on Paris and the Ile-de-France. After all, one in five French people lives and works in this region. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Real Estate Investors France – List of Buyers of Residential, Commercial and Hotel Properties.

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1. CLEMIUM

The CLEMIUM group has been in existence since 2013 and is involved in office properties, among others. Geographically, the investment focus is on the Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Aix regions. Since its creation, 87 transactions have been carried out. CLEMIUM, which has its origins in Montpellier, intends to further expand its activities in the French capital. To this end, it acquired an office building in the 9th arrondissement last year. The elegant district in the centre is one of the best locations in Paris, and the property is a 900-square-metre urban villa.

2. Tivoli Capital

Marseille-based real estate investor Tivoli Capital proves that office property investments are not only worthwhile in Paris. Its geographical focus is more on the south of France, in particular Provence. Under the brand name “Newton Offices”, Tivoli Capital operates project developments and investments in office properties together with the US investment company KKR. One promising project is “Newton Nice – Grand Arénas”. Here, an approx. 8,700 square metre office project is to be realised in the vicinity of the international airport by 2023.

3. Bellérophon

Bellérophon REIM is a Paris-based real estate investment company founded in 2017. REIM stands for “Real Estate Investment Management” and is a specific type of company for trading, brokerage, management or construction of real estate analogous to REIT. In this sense, Bellérophon supports investors as a service provider in real estate investments, including office properties. In the autumn of last year, for example, the sale and letting of a 2,600 square metre office building in Les Ulis in Ile-de-France was taken over.
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The topic of sustainability has become increasingly well-known and important in recent years, as can be seen from the various “Sustainability Reports” published by real estate investors. Sustainable construction is also in vogue in the UK. With the BREEAM system (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), the world’s first certification system for building sustainability was invented here in 1990. The British real estate investor Great Portland Estates plc is also geared towards sustainability. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Property Investors UK – List of residential, commercial and hotel property buyers..

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Great Portland Estates plc – climate-neutral and energy-efficient

Great Portland Estates has been active as a real estate investor and project developer in the United Kingdom since 1959, and as a REIT (real estate investment trust) since 2007. The company is based in the British capital London. The largest part of the real estate portfolio is also located there. The investor prefers to invest in the central district of Marylebone around Great Portland Street. The investment focus is primarily on office buildings. Great Portland Estate pursues a conscious sustainability strategy. One of its sustainability goals is to become climate-neutral by 2030. In addition, Great Portland Estates aims to reduce its energy consumption by 40 percent.

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The UK has one of the world’s most developed markets for online retail. This requires logistics space. Reason enough to invest in logistics real estate in the UK. These investors are doing it! This article is based on the unique Top 150 Property Investors UK – List of residential, commercial and hotel property buyers..

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1. London Metric Property LLC

London Metric Property is a UK REIT. The property portfolio managed by the REIT is valued at GBP 2.3 billion. About one-third of its assets are invested in urban logistics properties. At the beginning of 2021, two further properties were acquired for a total of GBP 39 million in Manchester and in Birmingham. In Manchester, a warehouse building measuring around 12,750 square metres was purchased for GBP 20.5 million, while in Birmingham a warehouse measuring over 11,000 square metres was purchased for around GBP 18 million.

2. Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Oxenwood Real Estate is a privately owned real estate company founded in 2014 and based in London. It invests with a particular focus on logistics properties. To date, there are 22 properties in the portfolio, all located exclusively in England. The portfolio was already increased at the end of 2019 with the purchase of a 7,600 square metre warehouse in Weybridge, west of London, as part of a joint venture with Catalina Holdings. The property was recently let to Hermes Parcelnet for 15 years, guaranteeing stable long-term income.

3. Valor Real Estate LLP

Valor Real Estate Partners (“Valor”) sees itself as a pan-European real estate investor with a focus on logistics and industrial properties. To date, the portfolio includes 53 sites – primarily in Greater London (23) and Paris (14). At the end of January, Valor announced five further acquisitions in the vicinity of the British capital. The transaction volume amounts to over GBP 50 million. The five properties are logistics and commercial premises of varying sizes in Weybridge, Canning Town (2 properties), Sunbury and Park Royal.

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Measured by per capita income, the UK is among the TOP 10 in Europe. Retailers will therefore find plenty of buying potential here – a good prerequisite for real estate investors with a focus on UK retail properties.
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1. Maya Capital LLP

Maya Capital is a UK investment company founded in 2014 and based in London. It has focused on real estate and private equity investments. In real estate, the focus so far has been on office properties in the UK, but outside London. Last year, Maya Capital launched a new real estate fund that aims to invest specifically in retail properties. GBP 250 million is available for this purpose. In doing so, the firm is betting on the recovery of bricks-and-mortar retail after overcoming the Covid19 pandemic. The new fund expands Maya’s strategy, which has so far focused on office properties.

2. Supermarket Income REIT plc

A REIT is a tax-advantaged investment construct that invests almost exclusively in real estate. This is also true of the London-based Supermarket Income REIT, whose name already makes its investment focus clear. The REIT focuses on promising British supermarket locations. The REIT’s latest acquisition fits this strategy. Morrisons Store in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, was bought for £30m. Built in the 1980s, the supermarket was extended to 7,000 square metres in 2011 and is let on a long-term lease.

3. Mayfair Capital Investment Management Limited

Mayfair Capital Investment Management is a UK subsidiary of Swiss Life Asset Managers and is an investment company that launches property funds for institutional investors. The Property Income Trust for Charities (“PITCH”) is a dedicated investment vehicle for charities. Through PITCH, a supermarket in north London was acquired for £12.7 million in early 2021. Built in 2000, the property is located in an affluent residential area of Endfield. The store is let on a long-term lease to the M&S supermarket chain until 2045.
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Despite some Brexit uncertainties – the UK residential property market remains popular. Housing in London in particular is expensive. Residential real estate investments in the UK remain interesting for investors. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Property Investors UK – List of residential, commercial and hotel property buyers..

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1. Kooky

Kooky is an investment boutique and part of the UK’s Delph Property Group, which has been involved in residential property since 1948. By 2023, Kooky aims to put £500m into residential property investments. Kooky is now further expanding its property portfolio in the London area with the acquisition of two apartment blocks in Bishop’s Stortford, north east of London. The deal is for £20.5m and follows the £40m acquisition of Buckingham House in High Wicombe in late 2020. The two buildings now purchased comprise 66 residential units. Projects of 30 to 150 units are Kooky’s target.

2. PGIM Real Estate Inc

PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment arm of U.S. asset manager PGIM, which in turn is owned by Prudential Financial, one of the world’s largest life insurers. As part of its European strategy, PGIM Real Estate recently acquired the 123-unit Center Square residential property in High Wycombe. The town to the west of London is a popular residential location for capital city commuters. The building also contains three commercial units. It is located less than half an hour from Heathrow Airport and offers its residents optimal shopping and public transport connections.

3. PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

PATRIZIA is a German real estate investment group with its own subsidiary in the UK and is involved in property acquisitions for institutional investors and in-house mutual funds. A 16-storey residential tower in the west of London has now been acquired for an institutional investor. The building comprises 102 residential units and is at the end of the construction phase. It is part of a larger development project in the Park Royal district. The purchase price is the equivalent of EUR 45 million. With this latest acquisition, the residential real estate portfolio managed by PATRIZIA amounts to more than EUR 12.7 billion.
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In the following we present exemplary project developers of retail real estate, which are also part of our list. In particular, we refer to current projects and the scope of the projects. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg)

The name ECE is closely associated with Werner Otto, a German mail order pioneer and founder of Otto-Versand. Werner Otto Vermögensverwaltung G.m.b.H., founded in 1965, became KG Einkaufs-Center Entwicklung G.m.b.H. for project developments in the retail real estate sector in 1970. Today, as ECE Projektmanagement, the 100% family-owned company stands for project development and real estate management of shopping centers. At the end of 2020, the construction and planning volume will amount to around 2.8 billion euros, and around 200 shopping centers across Europe are under ECE management. With the City Center in Doha (Qatar), which will be opened in 2020, the company has entered the Arab region for the first time.

2. Lüder Unternehmensgruppe GmbH (Hildesheim)

Gustav Lüder, the founder of the Lüder Group in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, started his business in 1956 with the brokerage of real estate and financing. In 1965 he started with property development. From this, the Lüder Group of Companies developed as a nationwide real estate company with a focus on project development, investment and management. Projects with a volume of 10 million euros or more are realized. The Lüder Group develops both residential projects and retail properties, preferably both within the framework of district developments. One project implemented in 2020, for example, is the “rejuvenated” Viktoria-Passage at Augsburg station – a combination of residential and commercial building with a project volume of 34 million euros.

3. Fokus Development AG (Duisburg)

Fokus Development was founded in 2013 by Axel Funke, a recognised industry specialist in the development of retail properties. Accordingly, his company focuses on the project development of inner-city retail properties. The range of services covers the entire value chain from acquisition, planning and realization including financing to marketing. The geographical focus of the projects has so far been on North Rhine-Westphalia. However, there is a nationwide approach and projects have also been implemented outside the largest federal state – one example is the East Side Mall at Warschauer Brücke in Berlin-Friedrichshain, which opened in 2018. The mall offers space for around 120 retail stores on a total area of 38,000 sqm.

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In the following, we present three exciting project developers of office properties that are also part of our list. The focus is on current construction projects and the investment volume, as well as the history of the project developers. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. Aurelis Real Estate GmbH (Eschborn)

Aurelis Real Estate is a nationwide asset manager and project developer focusing on corporate real estate in metropolitan regions. A special development focus is on cooperation with municipalities and on the revitalization or refurbishment of properties. Projects with office space are a mainstay of Aurelis Real Estate. A characteristic refurbishment project with an office orientation was “Die Direktion” in Münster. Aurelis thoroughly refurbished, converted and modernized the former headquarters of the Federal Railways in the university city. 24,000 sqm of rental space could be reallocated and used for other purposes. The building has since been sold.

2. DC Developments GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg)

DC Developments has been involved in project development since 2007. Although the company is primarily involved in residential real estate, its activities also cover commercial real estate, including office properties. Projects in the range of EUR 30 million to EUR 250 million are targeted. Good to very good locations in German metropolises are sought, and in the case of special opportunities also in the European region. One of DC Developments’ first office projects was the CENTURION COMMERCIAL CENTER in Hamburg’s HafenCity. Here, an eight-storey office tower with 15,000 gross floor area was realised in a joint venture with Wölbern Invest in a prime location from 2008 to 2010 – project volume 75 million euros.

3. ABG Real Estate Group Hamburg (Frankfurt)

ABG Real Estate was founded in 1967 in Munich as Allgemeine Bauträger Kommanditgesellschaft – ABG for short – and is not to be confused with ABG Holding, a major housing company of the city of Frankfurt. In its three business divisions Development, Real Estate Management and Capital, ABG Real Estate offers a comprehensive range of services for real estate development, management and investment. Project developments take place in the ABG Development division and include large-volume office and commercial buildings in prime inner-city locations in major German cities. One example of this is the Skyper office tower in Frankfurt, which was completed in 2004/2005 and has an area of approx. 63,000 sqm – project volume 520 million euros.

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In the following, we present three interesting project developers for logistics real estate that are also part of our directory. The presentations focus on current projects, the history of the project developers as well as the exact investment focus. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. GLP (Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich)

GLP is a leading investor, developer and operator of logistics properties in Europe. The GLP brand is fairly new and stands for Gazeley Limited Partners. The business started under the name Gazeley in 1987 as part of the Wal-Mart Group. Since 2008, they have gone their separate ways. GLP operates worldwide – apart from Europe also in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Vietnam and the USA. The GLP Europe division is managed from London. In Germany, the company has offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. The German logistics portfolio currently comprises 10 properties, including three leased ones – among others the Hamburg South Logistics Centre (20,000 sqm) and the GVZ Europark Laar (approx. 100,000 sqm).

2. Goodman Germany GmbH (Düsseldorf)

The Goodman Group is an Australian real estate company based in Sydney and operating worldwide. The development and management of logistics properties, warehouses and industrial parks form the business model. The company has been active on the German market since 2004 with its Goodman Germany GmbH. Worldwide, 60 projects with a volume of €2.2 billion and an area of 2.2 million sqm were under development at the end of 2020. In Germany, the portfolio comprised a total of 47 properties at the end of 2020, including several large logistics centres in Hamburg – for example the Hamburg V Logistics Centre with an area of over 11,000 sqm.

3. FOUR PARX Holding GmbH (Dreieich-Sprendlingen)

FOUR PARX in Dreieich in southern Hesse brings together experienced real estate and logistics experts under its roof. With a team of over 25 employees, it develops land for commercial and logistics properties throughout Germany. The company focuses on the development of innovative and sustainable building and space concepts. Compact space planning with a high degree of flexibility is a focal point. The FOUR PARX project in the Berlin-Dahlewitz industrial estate is a prime example of this. Here, a modern commercial and logistics property with 15,000 sqm of usable space was built at the end of 2020. The property is conveniently located on the Berlin ring road and offers both individual divisibility and flexible space combinations – just one of many FOUR PARX projects.

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In the following, we present three exciting project developers for residential real estate that are also part of our directory. The focus is on current projects, the exact investment focus and the history of the project developers. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. BAUWENS GmbH & Co. KG (Cologne)

BAUWENS is an old Cologne construction and project development company in Cologne with a company history of almost 150 years. BAUWENS develops real estate projects from six locations in Germany. Alongside commercial properties, residential real estate is a mainstay of the business. Neighborhood developments are also on the BAUWENS agenda. Here, residential and commercial use often come together. BAUWENS concentrates on German metropolitan regions – preferably in the vicinity of the TOP 7 cities. One planned project in its home city of Cologne is the new Waldviertel in the Rodenkirchen district. Here, 412 apartments and 15,300 sqm of commercial space are to be built in two phases on an area of 35,900 sqm – a complete quarter.

2. Cube Real Estate GmbH (Leverkusen)

Cube Real Estate started as Student Cube GmbH in 2013 in nearby Cologne. In 2015, the company changed its name due to the further development of its business model. The company has long since moved beyond student residences and micro-apartment complexes. Cube Real Estate is involved in other residential projects, boarding houses and hotels, as well as office and commercial real estate projects. Geographically, the company is looking beyond the original target regions of the Rhine-Main area and the Rhineland to other German metropolitan regions. One interesting Cube project, for example, is CUBE CENTRAL 378 in Düsseldorf. Here, a new quarter with approx. 150 flats and apartments as well as 13,000 sqm of usable space for offices and shops is being built in the Flingern-Süd district by 2024.

3. WWB WESER-WOHNBAU HOLDING GMBH & CO. KG (Bremen)

In 1969, Weser Wohnbau GmbH & Co. KG was founded, initially focusing entirely on residential construction projects and the property development business in the Bremen area. Since 2019, the company has been called WWB Weser-Wohnbau Holding GmbH & Co. KG. The various real estate activities of the WWB Group are bundled under the holding umbrella. The residential business model has been expanded to include hotels and commercial properties. In residential projects, the focus is on projects in upscale and high-quality multi-storey residential construction with a manageable number of residential units. The three Bremen projects Portment I/II, Meridian and Marin – three to four-storey multi-family residential buildings with up to 57 residential units – realised between 2012 and 2016 fit this claim exactly.

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In the following, we present three exciting project developers from North Rhine-Westphalia who are also part of our comprehensive directory. The focus of the presentations is the investment focus and current projects of the developers. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. art-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co. KG (Cologne)

Art-Invest Real Estate is a real estate group founded in 2010, which deals with real estate investments and project developments. In addition to the managing partners, the Bremer Zech Group – a leading German construction company and well-known family-owned project developer – holds a stake in Art-Invest Real Estate. The project development business is located within the Art-Invest group of companies at Art-Invest Real Estate Management. Financing is provided by a separate investment company, which launches special funds for institutional investors. Art-Invest Real Estate is considered one of the largest office and hotel project developers in Germany, but is also active in residential and retail real estate. Geographically, the project focus is on the major metropolitan regions in Germany, as well as Austria and Great Britain.

2. BAUWENS GmbH & Co. KG (Cologne)

BAUWENS is a company with a long tradition. The origins of the Cologne-based construction, project development and real estate company date back to 1873. In the beginning there were the founding brothers Peter and Camille Bauwens. BAUWENS is still family-owned – with family connections to the first West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. In addition to its headquarters in Cologne, BAUWENS is also represented in the Rhine-Ruhr region, in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt. The project development business takes place in BAUWENS Development GmbH & Co. KG. The BAUWENS subsidiary develops residential and commercial properties, neighbourhoods, office buildings and hotels. The project development volume under management, including joint ventures, amounted to EUR 7.7 billion as of 30 September 2020.

3. GERCHGROUP AG (Düsseldorf)

Founded only at the end of 2015, GERCHGROUP is still a young project development company that can, however, build on experience. The two founders, Mathias Düsterdick and Christoph Hüttemann, had already been active in the profession for a long time. GERCHGROUP has already exceeded the EUR 5 billion mark in investment volume by the end of 2019. In project developments, the focus is on TOP 7 cities as well as prospering B and C cities in Germany. Preferred projects are residential and commercial properties (offices, hotels and retail), as well as district developments. GERCHGROUP is involved in both lucrative new construction projects and revitalization projects. One future project is the planned Deutz Quartiers in Cologne. A new residential and commercial district will be built on the former Deutz AG company site from 2021 – volume: EUR 1 billion.

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In the following, we present 3 exciting project developers from Baden-Württemberg. The presentations focus on current projects, the investment focus and the history of the developers. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest project developers in Germany.

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1. LBBW Immobilien Development GmbH (Stuttgart)

LBBW Immobilien Development GmbH is part of LBBW Immobilien – a division of the LBBW Group. The abbreviation LBBW stands for Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, the largest state bank in Germany with business activities far beyond the state borders. Under the umbrella of LBBW Immobilien Development, classic project developments – preferably in larger cities – are operated. Geographically, the focus is on Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate, the Rhine-Main region and Berlin. The real estate spectrum is broad and includes residential and commercial buildings, retail and hotel properties, shopping and retail parks, hospital and university buildings. One characteristic project is the urban four in Heidelberg’s Bahnstadt, which will be completed at the end of 2021 – a residential and commercial complex with 78 apartments and 5 commercial units.

2. DQuadrat Real Estate GmbH (Ludwigsburg)

DQuadrat Real Estate was launched in 2009 as a project development for a private real estate portfolio, but is now involved in development projects beyond that. Based in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, the family-run company remains connected to the region. The projects are concentrated in the greater Stuttgart area, but the company is also active in Berlin. The projects involve retail and commercial properties, office buildings, rented residential properties and public buildings for administration and education. More recently, DQuadrat Real Estate has also become involved in the hotel sector, student residences and boarding houses. A model project in Ludwigsburg is the Bleyle Quarter, which was realised several years ago – the conversion of the company premises of the former Bleyle knitwear factory into an attractive inner-city quarter.

3. EPPLE GmbH (Heidelberg)

The EPPLE group of companies is a medium-sized group of companies involved in project development and property development in the south-west of Germany. The core of the business is handled by EPPLE GmbH in Heidelberg-Bergheim. Other companies in the group are EPPLE ZWEI GmbH in Stuttgart and emag GmbH – a joint venture with Mainzer Aufbaugesellschaft mbH. EPPLE has focused entirely on residential projects. The business rests on two pillars – project development for urban living in the big city and classic property development activities, preferably within the framework of terraced house projects, often on a leasehold basis. Geographically, there are clear focal points for new residential construction projects: the Rhine-Neckar region with Mannheim and Heidelberg as centres, the Rhine-Main region with Mainz and Langen in southern Hesse, Baden-Baden and the Stuttgart area.Source: Listenchampion Image source: Unsplash

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