The Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Office Fund focuses on future-proof office accommodation marked by its flexibility and high level of sustainability. The Fund invests in inspiring places where people want to work and socialise. The success of our strategy shows that it is possible to generate healthy returns in a competitive market – a market in which demand for good quality offices is plentiful but in which there is little supply. In addition, the Netherlands is regarded as a stable location for international companies and the unemployment rate is at a 12-year low. This too contributes to the Fund’s positive perspectives and attractive returns.
The Office Fund takes a long-term approach to investment, with a growth strategy based on sustainability, the G4 cities and multi-tenant office buildings.
The Office Fund invests primarily (at least 80%) in inner city areas in the four big Dutch cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Offices in these cities are most likely to provide stable returns because they maintain their value in the long term. The Fund's offices are located in attractive and inclusive mixed use areas - the places where people will want to live, work and socialise now and in the future. This strategy enables us to combine the interests of society with the financial interests of our clients.
The Office Fund is primarily comprised of multi-tenant buildings occupied by a variety of tenants with leases of varying lengths, which reduces the risk that a property will be left empty. We also stimulate interaction between our tenants by offering on and off-site facilities, such as shops, cafes, restaurants, childcare services and other meeting places. This in turn boosts the attractiveness of the properties and creates a pleasant atmosphere in which to work.
The Office Fund invests in sustainable new-build assets and in making our current portfolio more sustainable and future proof. Thanks to this approach, our office assets remain attractive investments while contributing to the need to develop a more sustainable society in general.
Sustainability in working environments is high priority for an increasing number of tenants because it helps them to meet their own sustainability targets. We listen to our tenants and we help them to think about their future office needs.
The Fund aims to ensure its portfolio is net-zero carbon by 2045. In recognition of our efforts, the Fund was awarded a GRESB five-star rating in 2020 and is now ranked GRESB Global Sector Leader.