The Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Residential Fund focuses on properties in the liberalised rental sector, where there is constant demand due to population growth and continuing urbanisation. Institutional investors can count on stable returns combined with societal impact. The Residential Fund takes a long-term approach to investment, with an optimisation and growth strategy based on quality, affordability and sustainability.
To ensure a high occupancy rate, Bouwinvest Residential Fund properties must meet the wishes of both current and future tenants. This is why we invest in the Netherlands’ economically stronger regions, where demand for housing is highest. The Fund focuses on the Holland Metropole (Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam and Eindhoven) and the three big cities in the east of the country, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Zwolle. We have also developed specific tenant profiles, based on our research into different life cycles. This means we know who the Fund's tenants and potential tenants are, where they come from and what sort of home they want to live in. This means we can both offer tenants a home appropriate to their needs and ensure a high occupancy rate for the Fund's portfolio.
The Residential Fund contributes to solving housing needs by investing in mid-market rental homes for families, small households, young professionals and first-time tenants. The Fund's homes are located in attractive and inclusive cities - the cities where people will want to live and work today and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks to this strategy, the Fund's investments retain their value and we can combine the needs of society with the financial interests of our clients.
The Residential Fund invests in sustainable new-build homes and in making its current portfolio more sustainable. This creates a win-win situation, because the Fund's property makes an attractive investment while at the same time contributing to the development of a more sustainable society in general. The Fund aims to ensure its portfolio is almost net-zero carbon by 2045. In recognition of its efforts, in 2020 the Fund was awarded a GRESB five-star sustainability rating.