This article includes three logistics real estate investors that are located across Europe which can be found on our list of the largest logistics real estate investors in Europe. The list includes institutional investors, investment managers, project developers, real estate companies, REITs, and pension funds that actively acquire logistics real estate projects in Europe.
This article will discuss three warehouse property investors that are active in Europe. Warehouse property represents a substantial proportion of all commercial real estate investments in Europe, reaching 23% in 2022 according to research carried out by BNP Paribas. All of the real estate investors included in this article can be found on our list of the largest logistics real estate investors in Europe.
1) Delin Property (London, United Kingdom)
Based in London, Delin Property is active throughout Europe thanks to offices in Rotterdam and Madrid. The firm has over €1bn worth of assets under management and its portfolio is comprised of assets located in Benelux, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany. In order to expand its portfolio, the London-based group launched its own Dutch Logistics (Delin Property Dutch Core/Core+) fund to acquire new warehouse assets. The fund is targeting up to €300m of equity and looking to provide 5% cash-on-cash returns to its investors.
2) M7 Real Estate Ltd (London, United Kingdom)
M7 Real Estate is the subsidiary of M7 Investment Group which consists of 225 employees located across 15 countries. Since its inception in 2009, the real estate division has acquired a portfolio of properties with a combined value in the region of €5bn and is comprised of 580 retail, office, and industrial assets. The group has four business lines: private funds/listed vehicles, joint ventures, separate accounts, and advisory. M7 continues to expand across Europe and in January 2023, the group announced the acquisition of seven industrial and warehouse projects in the UK as part of a joint venture with D.E. Shaw.
3) Deka Immobilien (Frankfurt, Germany)
Deka Immobilien is the real estate investment arm of the German Deka group. The Frankfurt-based group can offer 50 years of experience creating sustainable value for their private and institutional investors. The group target joint ventures from €250m, individual properties from €30m and primarily search for existing or turnkey projects. In January 2023, the firm acquired a freshly built logistics asset on the outskirts of Paris which totals 93,500sqmt. January represents a busy month for its real estate division as the group also announced the acquisition of a logistic development project in Austria, totaling 38,000sqmt which is close to the Vienna International Airport.
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