Includes institutional investors, investment managers, project developers, real estate companies, REITs and pension funds that actively acquire real estate in Europe.
Excellent depth of detail: purchase profile (asset classes and regional focus), link to purchase profile and assets under management if available, contact details, management board, etc.
List of 10 real estate investors in Europe
A brief introduction ten companies that are included in the address database of the largest Europe real estate investors.
1. PATRIZIA Immobilien AG (Augsburg, Germany)
Patrizia Immobilien AG is one of the most important and well-known real estate investors from Germany. Founded in 1984 Patrizia is not only a real estate investor with history but also one of the largest in Europe: The company has over 47 €billion in assets under management, which is diversified as well as regionally, Patrizia invests all over Europe, but also asset-wise. With interest for residential real estate, office real estate, retail/shopping centers as well als light industrial, hotels/tourism or even assets in the health sector, Patrizia has expertise for every class.
2. Amundi Real Estate (Paris, France)
Amundi Real Estate is based in Paris and with approximately €1.653 billion in assets under management (2019) one of the largest asset managers worldwide and the biggest in Europe. With offices in 37 countries the real estate giant is not only internationally active but also engaged in a wide range of investment areas. Asset classes of interest are segments of residential real estate, office real estate, retail/shopping centres, light industrial and hotels/tourism.
3. ORES Socimi (Madrid, Spain)
ORES Socimi is one of the smaller and specialized companies with a regional focus, which the database contains in addition to large, globally active buyers. The Madrid-based real estate investor focuses entirely on retail properties and therefore invests in shopping centers, retail properties or commercial properties which will be used in the retail segment. As ORES Socimi is active on this market for 25 years, it is one of the most important spanish contacts in this asset class.
4. Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG (Zurich, Switzerland)
The Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG is based in Zurich and Garching and is with around CHF 256 billion in assets under management one of the leading real estate investors. The 160-year old real estate investor has a diversified portolio and operates in different markets with various companies. Also the 2200 employees of the company develop individual investment strategies, also for private clients in addition to pension funds, investment foundations or asset managers.
5. Savills Investment Management (London, England)
The Savills Investment Management company is an independent subsidiary of the Savills group with headquarters in London. The approach of the investor is diversified: regionally Savills Investment Management invests in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region as well as in Japan. Moreover the company pursues a mixed approach of indirect and direct investments in various asset classes: Residential, Office Buildings or Infrastructure Investments are just some of the interests of the investor.
6. a.s.r. real estate (Utrecht, Netherlands)
a.s.r. real estate is a Dutch real estate investor belonging to one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands: a.s.r. The Utrecht-based real estate investor’s portfolio is diversified and includes not only residential properties but also retail, office, science park and rural properties. With 6.4 billion euros in assets under management the company operates and invests in new opportunities. One example for its activity in the residential sector is the 2020-purchase of a residential building for the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, which is to be built on the former site of the Winston Churchill Tower in Rijswijk (South Holland) in 2022.
7. Leasinvest Real Estate Management SA (Antwerp, Belgium)
Leasinvest Real Estate Management SA is another example for one of the specialized investors.The Antwerp-based real estate investor has a regional focus on a Belgium, Switzerland, Louxemburg and Austria with more than 50% of its investments are made in Louxembourg. Therefore Leasinvest Real Estate Management SA is not only an importan Benelux investor but above all one of the most important real estate investors in Louxembourg. The SA is also diversified in terms of investor asset classes and invests in office properties as well as commercial properties and also logistics properties.
8. Genesta (Stockholm, Sweden)
Genesta, which is based in Stockholm, is an independent real estate investor with a geographic focus on Northern Europe, which can also be seen in the investor’s distribution of offices, which are spread across nordic regions: in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Luxembourg. Genesta is interested in office and commercial real estate as well as infrastructure and logistics properties. For example, the Swedish real estate investor recently signed a contract with one of Sweden’s largest fitness chains and will open a gym at Arninge Centrum in Täby in early 2022.
9. CapMan Real Estate (Helsinki, Finland)
The Finnish real estate investor CapMan Real Estate has offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen - the geographic focus is similar, namely Northern Europe: Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. With approximately €2.5 billion in assets under management and over 200 properties, CapMan Real Estate is an important Investor in Scandinavia. Asset-wise the company is broadly diversified and invests, for example, in residential and office properties but also in commercial properties and hotels.
10. Nordic Real Estate Partners (Copenhagen, Denmark)
The Danish real estate investor Nordic Real Estate Partners - NREP for short - is headquartered in Copenhagen. With over 300 real estate investments, NREP has approximately 5 billion euros in assets under management. The portfolio of the investor from Denmark is diversified, as there is interest in investing in residential or office properties as well as in commercial properties or logistics objects. For example, NREP is developing one of the largest and most modern logistics warehouses in Europe - in Bålsta, near Stockholm. In 2022, the 126,000 square meter logistics center, on the roof of which solar panels will be installed, is expected to be finalized.
These investor types are included in the list:
- Investment managers
- Real estate companies
- Project developers with portfolio acquisition
- Private equity investors
- Pension funds
These property types are purchased:
- Residential real estate
- Office properties
- Retail real estate
- Logistics real estate
- Light industrial real estate
- Hotel real estate
- Data center
- Parking garages
- Nursing homes
Investors in the list are interested in:
- Core Real Estate
- Value add real estate
- Trophy real estate
- Distressed Assets
- Project developments and forward deals
- Debt investments
Included columns in the directory
- Company data (name, legal form, country of origin)
- Contact details (address, URL, e-mail, telephone number, management)
- Investor type (investment manager, REIT, pension fund, private equity, etc.)
- Investment focus (asset classes, ranking from A to E, (global) investment volume / assets under management, detailed geographical focus)
- Special investment focus (debt, parking, forward deals, etc.)
- Link to the acquisition profile of the companies and contact details of an acquisition manager (if indicated on the investors’ website)