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PATRIZIA France acquires office building in Brussels

29 Jul 15

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PATRIZIA France has acquired a 3,700 sqm office building of high environmental qualities (certified BREEAM in use “very good”) in the Léopold district, Brussels´ central business quarter.


Commercial building is located in the Léopold district / Seller is Banimmo


PATRIZIA France acquires office building in Brussels


high quality office building with 3,700 sqm


attractive market for international investors




Paris, Brussels, 29. July 2015. PATRIZIA France has acquired a 3,700 sqm office building of high environmental qualities (certified BREEAM in use "very good") in the Léopold district, Brussels´central business quarter. The building currently accommodates prestigious tenants such as FlyEmirates, Allianz and a Beobank agency. The seller is Banimmo. The purchase price will not be disclosed.


PATRIZIA has been following he Belgian market closely for a long time. Bruno Cohen, who togetherwith Silvio Estienne is managing director of PATRIZIA France, says: "Belgium is a mature market,with longer leasing periods compared to France and with business tenants of high quality bothfrom the public and private sectors. Notably a high number of international corporations have set up their European headquarters in Brussels."


Nevertheless, it would be misleading to think that this market is easier to enter than the Parisian market or the rest of France: "This market is very competitive. Therefore, knowing the key players is a requirement", Silvio Estienne adds.


The seller Banimmo is a specialist for heavy renovations and building constructions responding tothe best technical criteria and provided with BREEAM or analogue certification. The asset wascompletely rebuilt and renovated by Banimmo, then leased again. Both parties worked togetherwitha partnership spirit throughout the whole off-market transactionprocess, from earlydiscussions to closing. Cohen: "Mutualagreementsbetween both partiesled to a successful outcome and a willingness to continue working together on future deals."


The Paris-based branch of PATRIZIA is responsible for the French and Belgiium market. "We are very satisfied that we were able to secure this acquisition in Brussels. This has proved that our strategy – locally as international is well perceived. Therefore, we are looking forward to all upcoming transactions."


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