TH Real Estate acquires Westfields Logistics in Oirschot
TH Real Estate, on behalf of its European Cities Fund has purchased a logistics development in Oirschot, in the Netherlands, from a joint venture between SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) and MG Real Estate.
Constructions has now begun on the new distribution center, which totals 98,000 sq. m. Located in one of the most important hubs for e-commerce activities in the Netherlands and Western Europe, the area is known as the logistics hotspot of Eindhoven. It had good multimodal connections, which ensures efficient and optimal accessibility. Catering to e-commerce tenants requires special designs within logistics buildings, Westfield has been designed with this in mind. This sale demonstrates the demand for logistics space in this area of the Netherlands from both local tenants and investors as well as international investors.
MG Real Estate is a European developer focusing on logistics, offices and retail. Both SDK Vastgoed and MG Real Estate worked closely with VolkerWessels Logistics Development on the development of the area.
Thorsten Kiel, Head of European Industial and Logistics at TH Real Estate, comments: “We are very happy to have worked with the joint venture on the successful completion of Westfield Logistics Development. The European logistics market remains very attractive and the location of this asset makes it particularly appealing. We have now grown our logistics platform in the Netherlands to over € 300 mln 2018, with further investments planned for in 2019”
Construction is being undertaken by Systabo (VolkerWessels) and will consist of three warehouses – in two phases. The construction of Phase 1 will start in December 2018, comprises 60,789 sq. m. and will be available by October 2019. Phase 2 starts in March 2019, has a surface of 37,329 sq. m. and will be available by February 2020.
The European Cities Fund is part of TH Real Estate’s resilient global cities series, which applies strategies designed to focus on diversification, income and long-term capital growth. These strategies focus on investing in high-quality assets in leading cities that change, urbanisation and technology.
Westfield Logistics Development is the 11th acquisition for the Fund, and the second logistics asset in the Netherlands, following the acquisition of a distribution centre located in Venlo.
TH Real Estate was advised by Van Gool Elburg during this transaction.