VGP and Allianz Joint Venture Completes €364 Million Logistics Portfolio Purchase

Source: 3/16/2022, Location: Europe

VGP NV ('VGP' or 'the Company') and Allianz Real Estate, acting on behalf of several Allianz Group companies, announced a successful third closing with its 50:50 joint venture, VGP European Logistics II (‘Second Joint Venture’)1. The transaction comprised of 13 logistic buildings, including 9 buildings in 5 new VGP parks and another 4 newly completed logistic buildings which were developed in parks previously transferred to the Joint Venture.

The 13 buildings are located in Spain (7), Italy (4), the Netherlands (1) and in Romania (1).

The transaction value is € 364 million2. The gross proceeds from this transaction amounts to circa € 233 million3.

The proceeds will be applied towards the further expansion of the development pipeline i.e. acquisition of new development land and financing of existing projects under construction and new projects which will start shortly.

Following the completion of this third closing of the Second Joint Venture, the Second’s Joint Venture’s property portfolio consist of 32 completed buildings representing around 642,000 m˛ of lettable area, with a 99.8% occupancy rate.

For Allianz Real Estate, this transaction adds to its € 11.6 billion global logistics AuM, an asset class in which the firm has materially increased its exposure over the last few years with a focus on grade A logistics portfolios in prime locations.

For VGP the increase in the joint ventures’ portfolio should have a further positive impact on the fee income generated by the asset-, property-, and development management services rendered by VGP to the Joint Ventures.

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