Investment

PLANS OF INVESTORS AND OWNERS

Investors feel safe again in Poland. The total volume of investment transactions in H1 2022 amounted to almost 2.9 billion Euro, which was more than 40% more than in the same period last year. 28% of all investments were made in the shopping center sector.

Altera Vastgoed has acquired off-market local shopping center Het Stroink in Enschede (NL) from WP Retail Invest CV (“WPRI”). The center has recently been renovated by WPRI to create a retail complex with a pharmacy, a medical center, three primary schools, a nursery and a petrol station.

LaSalle Investment Management has acquired two outlet centers in the United Kingdom, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon, for £600 million from Nuveen Real Estate.

Mitiska REIM announced the acquisition of Makado Beek retail center from Syntrus Achmea, on behalf of the First Retail International 2 Fund (FRI 2) and in partnership with local co-investment partner and asset manager 3W Real Estate. It is one of the largest retail centers in the Netherlands, attracting over 3 million visitors per year.

KGAL has acquired the Charles Square Center in Prague with retail, office space, gastronomy, and healthcare for a pan-European special AIF. The downtown retail and office complex with a total of nearly 20,000 sq m of leasable space has a number of international tenants. The seller of the property was Commerz Real.

HIH Invest Real Estate acquired Warnow Park in Rostock (Germany) on behalf of an individual mandate given by an institutional investor. The district center in the Lutten Klein district was sold by Highstreet VIII, a retail property fund managed by Corestate.

As strategic partner, the Hahn Group has accompanied the acquisition of the Krohnstieg Center by a special fund affiliated with Ampega Investment GmbH. The seller of the property is Hamburg-based HBB, with iMallinvest Europe GmbH acting as the transaction advisor.

Niam has acquired Väsby Centrum and Bålsta Centrum, both with strategic locations close to important commuter hubs in northern Stockholm, from Grosvenor Europe. The properties have a variety of necessity driven retail such as grocery, healthcare, and restaurants.

Hammerson announced it has completed sales of six non-core assets for total gross cash proceeds of ~ €107.7m since the half year. The largest constituent is the exchange an unconditional contract for the sale of Silverburn, a 100,000 sq m shopping center near Glasgow.

Altera Vastgoed NV has purchased the Brouwhorst neighbourhood shopping center in Helmond. The object is an open-air convenience center servicing the local community and was built in 1987. It consists of six blocks and was partially renovated in 2015.

Eurocommercial Properties NV (Eurocommercial) has sold Chasse Sud, its hypermarket anchored retail park at Chasse-sur-Rhône in France to TwentyTwo Real Estate, a European real estate investment and management firm.

Union Investment has acquired the Fountains of Boynton shopping center in Florida. The complex, which consists of five buildings, is located in Boynton Beach, a centrally located suburban community in northern Palm Beach County, about 30 kilometers south of West Palm Beach International Airport.

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