A joint venture formed by Cadillac Fairview and Boreal IM has acquired two industrial parks in Park Royal, West London, UK and in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, for a combined total of €250m.
Cadillac Fairview said these two industrial parks are the first acquisitions in the JV, which will seek to assemble a €3 bn pan-European logistics portfolio.
Park Royal is strategically located between London Heathrow Airport and the capital and is London’s premier industrial estate, home to more than 1,700 businesses. Constructed between 1999 and 2003, the assets comprise a total of 12,000m² and are fully leased to a diverse range of occupiers including DPD.
In Rotterdam, the JV has acquired an estate of six warehouses in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport. The warehouses – constructed in 2006 – comprise a total of 97,000m² and are fully leased to a range of occupiers involved in port-led distribution activities.
Louis-Simon Ferland, founder and partner at Boreal IM said: “The acquisition of these assets marks the first step in our mandate with Cadillac Fairview. We will be focusing on assets across core European locations where fundamentals support outsized demand for logistics assets. Both of these acquisitions have been driven by our focus on making thematic investments by closely analyzing macroeconomic trends and identifying paradigm shifts. Our aim is to drive long-term returns for our investor and both of these deals have in place the right characteristics to deliver this.”
Jenny Hammarlund, head of Europe and managing director at Cadillac Fairview said: “Cadillac Fairview is focused on expanding its global real estate holdings and Europe is a key part of this. Our partnership with Boreal enables us to team up with a best-in-class group of professionals with highly relevant experience, to build up a significant exposure to the European logistics and last-mile sectors, which continue to have good underlying fundamentals underpinned by strong demand for best-in-class ESG driven assets. We look forward to working closely with Boreal to continue to grow this strategy over the coming years.”