HANSAINVEST Real Assets launches institutional logistics fund
- HANSA Europe Logistic Fund invests in logistics real estate in central, western and northern Europe
- Target volume of up to EUR 450 million for project developments and portfolio properties
- Dutch seed portfolio already secured
HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH is launching HANSA Europe Logistic Fund (HELF), an open-ended special AIF for high-quality project developments and existing properties in the logistics sector. Thus the Hamburg-based investment company is strategically expanding its own logistics portfolio. The investment focus of the fund is on real estate in the core (ca. 70%) and core plus segment (ca. 30%) in established micro locations in Europe – in particular Germany, France and the Benelux countries. Investments in Finland, Spain and Poland, for example, serve as an admixture. The newly-issued fund is aspiring to a target volume of EUR 350-450 million.
“With this product we are underlining the significance attached to the logistics segment in our portfolio strategy. Not least of all due to the ongoing strong growth of e-commerce, logistics assets offer a sustainable attractive risk-return profile in Germany and also in the whole of Europe. For this reason we will continue to invest here,” says Nicholas Brinckmann, the speaker of the board of HANSAINVEST Real Assets.
As recently as the end of last year the company had secured a portfolio in the Netherlands, which is now part of the seed portfolio of HANSA Europe Logistic Fund. Negotiations for the acquisition of additional properties in Germany, Poland and Spain are already under way.
“The strong seed portfolio and the existing pipeline allow us to make quick capital calls,” says Philipp Middendorp, Head of Logistics Acquisitions Real Estate at HANSAINVEST Real Assets. “Furthermore, our investors profit from the balanced investment strategy: core investments supplemented by selected core+ investments and added value creation through project developments,” adds Middendorp.