Deal News: AXA IM - Real Assets to acquire c.30,000 sqm logistics development in Bordeaux, France

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets ("AXA IM - Real Assets"), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe announces that it has agreed to acquire, by way of forward funding and on behalf of clients, a prime logistics development site in France’s logistics ‘Atlantic Corridor’. The site will be acquired from Quartus Logistique, the French developer specialising in logistics real estate, who will be retained as developer.

The site, which is due to complete in the third quarter of 2021, will comprise c.30,000 sqm of modern and flexible Grade-A logistics space, spread across five units and complete with wrap-around offices and plentiful parking spaces. The property will be built to high environmental standards, to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.

Strategically located in Ayguemorte-les-Graves, to the south of Bordeaux, France, the site benefits from excellent power and transport infrastructure links, as well as a good supply of local labour. The site sits in close proximity to the A62 (connecting Bordeaux to Toulouse). The area benefits from strong underlying demographics, with Bordeaux being ranked in France’s top ten most populated cities.

This transaction furthers AXA IM - Real Assets’ exposure to one of France’s emerging logistics markets, and adds to its c. €2.2bn European logistics portfolio(2).

(1) Source: INREV/ANREV Fund Manager Survey – June 2020 – in terms of assets under management
(2) Source: AXA IM - Real Assets unaudited data, as of 30 September 2020

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