List of 3 large logistics real estate investors that are active in Europe
Many European real estate investors are actively investing in logistics properties. Especially through the rise of e-commerce, there is a constant need for logistics real estate, such as warehouses or distribution centers. In the following, we are highlighting three interesting European logistics real estate investors.
1. Catena AB (Helsingborg, Sweden)
Catena is a Helsingborg-based project developer and real estate manager specializing in logistics properties. The company covers the metropolitan regions of Scandinavia with its 125 strategically well-located sites. In addition, it develops new logistics centers on so-called greenfields in many Swedish locations.
Update 2023: In December 2022, Catena announced the acquisition of two logistics properties from ICA Fastigheter for SEK500M. The two modern cold storage facilities are located in Arendal and Upplandsbro. The cold storage building in Arendal comes with an BREEAM Outstanding certification.
2. Aurelis Real Estate GmbH (Eschborn, Germany)
Aurelis is a German real estate investor and project developer. The company’s focus is on value-add or manage-to-core real estate and specifically the purchase of industrial parks, warehouses, factory sites and brownfields, which are then renovated. Aurelis is looking for properties with a size of 15,000 m² or more, which can be developed or undeveloped and have a volume of 5 million euros or more. In addition to asset deals and individual or portfolio transactions, the company also offers sale-and-leaseback deals.
3. Goodman (Sydney, Australia)
Goodman is an Australian real estate investor and developer specializing in logistics properties. The company buys both undeveloped greenfield properties and developed brownfield properties. Goodman develops industrial parks, warehouses, distribution centers and business parks. In association with partners, such as the Goodman Australia Industrial Partnership (GAIP), the firm invests in and manages large logistics centers. In Europe, Goodman is an active investor and developer. For instance the firm owns and operates a 59,000 sqm logistics centre in Augsburg or the 107,000 sqm logistics centre in Amiens, France.
Update 2023: In April 2023, the firm had globally €50.6bn assets under management, managing 435 properties for over 1,700 customers globally.
Picture source: Barret Ward
Logistics in focus: warehouses, logistics hubs etc.
The market for logistics real estate has become increasingly important in recent years. Some current trends are responsible for this. For just-in-time deliveries, logistics companies need suitable warehouses and transshipment stations. E-commerce companies depend on a modern distribution network. Global players such as Amazon have an unprecedented demand for large logistics properties, for which developed and undeveloped land is sought in suitable locations. All these developments have attracted numerous logistics real estate investors active in Europe. Our list provides a unique overview of the investment scene and helps buyers and sellers alike to find potential leads.
These investor types are included in the list:
- Investment managers
- Real estate companies
- Project developers with portfolio acquisition
- Private equity investors
- Pension funds
These property types are purchased:
- Logistics real estate
- Production buildings
- Distribution centres
- Logistics halls
- Industrial parks
- Green and brownfield areas
Investors in the list are interested in:
- Core Real Estate
- Value add real estate
- Trophy real estate
- Distressed Assets
- Project developments and forward deals
- Debt investments
Included columns in our directory
- Company data (name, legal form, country of origin)
- Contact details (address, URL, e-mail, telephone number, management)
- Investor type (investment manager, REIT, pension fund, private equity, etc.)
- Investment focus (asset classes, ranking from A to E, (global) investment volume / assets under management, detailed geographical focus)
- Special investment focus (debt, parking, forward deals, etc.)
- Link to the acquisition profile of the companies and contact details of an acquisition manager (if indicated on the investors’ website)
Where are the the largest financiers from?
Investors in logistics real estate can be found in virtually every European country. Many of the investment companies are active across countries and have a pan-European portfolio. They invest in buildings such as distribution centers and warehouses as well as in greenfield and brownfield properties. A large proportion of the investors in our list come from Germany. Other countries frequently represented include France, the Benelux Union and the UK.
Countries of origin
Most of the logistics real estate investors in our list come from Germany. This is followed by the United Kingdom, Switzerland and France. Investors from Sweden, the USA and Spain are also active.
Headquarters in Europe
Most real estate investors in Europe are headquartered in London, followed by Munich and Berlin. Some investors also come from Madrid, Madrid and Vienna.
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