LaSalle acquires logistics campus in Venlo, the Netherlands, on behalf of Encore+
VENLO (March 10, 2022) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”), the global real estate investment manager, has acquired a logistics campus in Venlo, the Netherlands, on behalf of Encore+, the firm’s flagship continental European open-ended fund.
Located in the Tradeport logistics hub in Venlo, the Netherlands’ largest logistics market and a key gateway for the European consumer goods market, the campus is situated at the intersection between the major A67 and A73 highways and is easily accessible via the Hutchinson rail terminal as well as the barge terminal. These direct connections by rail, road and river barge allow quick and easy distribution to Germany, Belgium, and France as well as other parts of the Netherlands. Venlo’s logistics market is characterised by high demand and limited supply and has consolidated strongly during the last five years.
The logistics asset currently comprises eight high-quality warehouse units and an additional warehouse which is under construction is set to be delivered by Q4 2022. This new logistics facility will have a total area of 74,000 m² and will include cutting-edge technical specifications, and strong sustainability features such as LED lighting and solar panel roofing.
David Ironside, Fund Manager for Encore+ at LaSalle, said: “The purchase of this logistics campus in Venlo on behalf of Encore+ expands our footprint in one of the most important logistics markets, not only in the Netherlands but also all of continental Europe. Having already invested in an asset in the area, we are convinced of the market’s increasing importance and potential for continued long-term growth, facilitated by outstanding domestic and international transport links.”
Jérôme Hamelin, Head of Transactions, Western Continental Europe at LaSalle: “This purchase exemplifies our investment strategy of targeting prime logistics assets in Europe in sought-after and top-of-the-range markets. The combination of strong ESG credentials, state-of-the art building specifications and compelling market fundamentals singled this asset out as a particularly compelling investment proposition.”
LaSalle was advised on the acquisition by Solid Attorneys (Legal), Arcadis (Technical & Environmental), Deloitte (Tax) and Savills (Commercial). The vendor was advised by CMS (Legal & Tax) and TLF Real Estate (Commercial).
About LaSalle Investment Management
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