Allianz and VGP extend relationship with new


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Paris | Munich | Antwerp | 04 January 2022 | 08:30 CET

Allianz Real Estate, acting on behalf of several Allianz group companies, and VGP, a European provider of high quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate, have agreed to form a new 50/50 joint venture. The vehicle, the fourth such venture between Allianz Real Estate and VGP since 2016, will develop a portfolio of premier logistics assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

Allianz Real Estate and VGP aim to bring the joint venture to a gross asset value of 2.8 billion euros within five years by exclusively acquiring blue chip assets developed by VGP.

In these countries, VGP has a pipeline of over 90 assets in around 25 strategic locations, including close to capital cities such as Bratislava, Berlin and Budapest, with a total forecast GLA of over 2.5 million m². The entire land reserve has already been secured and a number of assets have already been delivered.

VGP is a leading developer, manager and owner of logistics and semi-industrial real estate. The company has a development land reserve of 10.49 million m² of own or committed land1 and currently owns and operates assets in 12 European countries. He will again act as JV manager, asset manager and property manager for the company with Allianz Real Estate.

The logistics sector represents 13% of Allianz Real Estate’s global assets under management, or 10.3 billion euros, with the largest allocation in Europe at 4.9 billion euros at the end of September. 2021 has seen some of the company’s largest transactions, including the largest value logistics asset in the United States to date. Its Italian logistics fund alone represents more than 400 million euros in 16 facilities

The environmental profile of each facility will be a priority, aiming to encompass the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor and compliance with EU taxonomy, the use of sustainable certification, including high BREEAM or DGNB ratings, and criteria EPC, among others. As such, the joint venture will help Allianz Real Estate achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions from its portfolio by 25% by 2025 and being zero carbon by 2050.

“We are fully aware of the impact that e-commerce has generated in terms of opportunities available in the market, where onhoring and inventory management on building networks are essential. Having a dedicated logistics team working alongside leading partners such as VGP has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve and continue to add a significant allocation of capital to our global logistics portfolio, an area that represents a key strategic axis for Allianz Real Estate ”, declared Kari Pitkin, Business Development Manager Europe, Allianz Immobilier.

Jan Van Geet, Managing Director at VGP, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Allianz Real Estate, as this new joint venture will give VGP a greater refinancing option while continuing to expand the Group’s asset base and development pipeline. Having a partner who shares our commitment to sustainable and responsible construction and investment practices, we are very pleased to have been able to agree on an ESG framework for this new joint venture that values ​​and aligns with our long-term commitments . With a portfolio of world-class, certified warehouses under construction and an enviable land reserve, the new joint venture benefits from our strong Category A pipeline in these four markets. “

In June of last year, VGP and Allianz Real Estate announced the successful completion of the eighth and final close of their first 50/50 joint venture, VGP European Logistics. The transaction included four logistics buildings, including two buildings in a new VGP park and two other newly completed logistics buildings that were developed in parks previously transferred to the joint venture. Following this transaction, this joint venture has achieved its broad investment objective and is fully invested2

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Source: Allianz Real Estate, data as of 30e September 2021.

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Afight VGP
VGP NV is a pan-European developer, manager and owner of high quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate. VGP operates a fully integrated business model with long-standing capabilities and expertise across the value chain. The company has a development land reserve (owned or committed) of 10.49 million m² (as of October 31, 21) and the strategic emphasis is placed on the development of business parks. Founded in 1998 as a Belgian family real estate developer in the Czech Republic, VGP, with a workforce of around 350 employees, owns and operates assets in 12 European countries directly and through several 50:50 joint ventures. As of June 2021, VGP’s net asset value including 100% joint ventures was EUR 4.48 billion and the company had a net asset value (EPRA NTA) of 1.51 billion euros. VGP is listed on Euronext Brussels (ISIN: BE0003878957). For more information, please visit:

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1 At 31st October 2021
2 With the exception of any complement related to assets in progress in the wind farms already owned by the joint venture

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