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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