LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) has acquired FedEx Alfortville, a cross-docking warehouse facility located in a prime urban logistics hub on the outskirts of Paris. The asset was acquired on behalf of Encore+, LaSalle’s flagship pan-European fund, from SCPI Accimmo Pierre, managed by BNP Paribas REIM.
Built in 2002 for TNT (now FedEx) and spanning a net lettable area of over 16,000 m², the facility provides the express delivery company with a strategic location that serves as a hub for last-mile logistics operations.
The property is located within the Val-de-Seine Park urban logistics hub, which has more than 70,000m² of dedicated logistics space and is an established location hosting other notable market players such as DHL and Kuehne & Nagel. Sitting in the Greater Paris Region within the vicinity of the A86 motorway, the property is also near Orly Airport which benefits from a cargo platform. The park can also be easily accessed by public transport and is served by a suburban train station (RER D) less than 2km away.
Beverley Kilbride, Head of France and Head of Transactions & Asset Management Europe at LaSalle, said: “The acquisition of FedEx Alfortville represents another exceptionally attractive opportunity in a key market. It is reflective of the team’s success in identifying last-mile urban logistics assets with significant growth opportunities which continue to attract strong investor demand.”
David Ironside, Fund Manager for Encore+ at LaSalle, commented: “FedEx Alfortville constitutes another meaningful development for Encore+ as we increase its exposure to urban, last-mile logistics assets in major European cities. The combination of a great location and a blue-chip tenant provides strong long-term rental income, enhancing the investment proposition and running in alignment with our overall investment strategy of diversifying our strong asset portfolio across key markets.”
LaSalle was advised on this transaction by Reed Smith, KPMG, Drees & Sommer and CBRE.
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