The portfolio comprises 26 multi-tenant light industrial properties totaling more than 2.8 million square feet.
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European Property Investment Slows in Q1 as Bottleneck Makes Investors Target Dutch, Spanish Core Secondary Markets
European commercial real estate investment slowed in the first three months of 2014 following five consecutive quarters of growth as investors struggled to deploy capital in their preferred markets of the European Union's biggest economies, analysis by research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) shows.
The German investor BNP Paribas REIM Germany recently purchased 265 residential units from Amvest, located in the Dutch towns of Hoofddorp, Almere, Barendrecht and Zoetermeer. The units were acquired for approximately EUR40 million. Capital Value advised Amvest on the sale. This was the first residential investment transaction of 2014 to involve a buyer from outside the Netherlands.
Bouwinvest has acquired 300 high-end rental apartments in The Pontsteiger, a landmark tower to be developed alongside Amsterdam's IJ waterway in a new neighbourhood for the city. The investment is for Bouwinvest's EUR2.6 billion institutional Residential Fund.
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English and Dutch Pension are starting to seek out undervalued African markets Drawn by high, if risky, returns, pension funds including the Old Mutual Investment Group and the Cornwall Local Authority Pension Fund are investing in African real assets and equities. Along with natural resources, investors are targeting the consumer and retail markets. Peter Guest, author of Africa's Century: Making Money on the New Frontier, notes that sub-Saharan Africa's mobile boom has created a " massive consumer opportunity," while urbanization is bringing more and more people "into contact with formal retail, meaning that the kind of investments people were used to making in shopping malls and chain restaurants in the west can yield huge returns in Africa." Speaking to AI-CIO, PPF CIO Barry Kenneth noted that pension funds "need to think about the asset allocation as it evolves over the next 15 years or so. You can't ignore frontier area--people need to spend more time understanding these areas." PPF is looking into potential African investments, though "no conclusions have been made." A few points to consider: unpredictable liquidity and the impacts of political volatility. "There are problems around liquidity outside the major markets in Africa, and the Arab Spring has created issues in further reducing the size of the potential universe," Kenneth said. A few recent and pending investments: * Cornwall local authority pension fund appointed 2 managers to run a PS60 million frontier market mandate * Old Mutual Investment Group is fundraising for the African Housing Fund ($250m) and the African Agriculture Fund ($150m first close). "At the moment we are talking with some big Dutch pension funds about coming in and then we have got a whole lot of South African investors," said Rojie Kisten, head of Capital at OMIGSA. http://www.africaammagazine.com/tag/pension-funds/ * One of UK's largest corp pension funds has a watching brief on African private equity funds. * On the local front, there's less interest. The majority of South African pension funds are hesitant to invest in African funds, but the country's largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund, has earmarked 5% of its holdings for intra-continent investment. On Trusted Insight, 70 LPs and 19 GPs are interested in Africa. Most of the LPs are from fund of funds, foundations, and family offices. 80% are bullish. References: http://www.ai-cio.com/channel/ASSET_ALLOCATION/Pension_Lifeboat_Considers_African_Investment.html www.professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/feature/2293712/african-investment-the-next-space-for-schemes http://www.menafm.com/tag/cornwall-county-council-pension-fund/ http://www.africaammagazine.com/tag/pension-funds/ http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/financial/2013/11/06/sa-pension-funds-slow-to-invest-in-africa https://www.thetrustedinsight.com/tag/africa/#investors