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March 3, 2015 -

The pan-European Fund NEIF managed by BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management, sells the “Balzac” building to La Française Real Estate Partners

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The Next Estate Income Fund (NEIF) has just completed the sale of the “Balzac” building in the ZAC Claude Bernard in the 19th arrondissement to La Française Real Estate Partners on behalf of ERAFP*. 

NEIF acquired the building in 2010 from BNP Paribas Real Estate Commercial Property Development. The building, with a net area of 15,664 sq. m over seven floors and three basement levels, delivered in March 2012, is entirely leased by BNP Paribas.

The property benefits from high-quality specifications corresponding to international standards as well as the THPE (Very High Energetic Performance) label and HQE (High Environmental Quality) certification.

Located in the heart of the ZAC Claude Bernard, the district is subject to a large-scale urban regeneration programme being carried out by the City of Paris via Semavip, particularly including the creation of infrastructure and public transport networks. The ZAC Claude Bernard is part of the major North-East Paris urban regeneration programme which stretches from Porte de la Chapelle to Porte de la Villette, creating a new district with significant urban diversity distributed between an office area, a residential area and a retail area, as well as considerable amenities and facilities.

Balzac

For this transaction, NEIF was assisted by the JLL Investment Department and the BNP Paribas Real Estate transaction team.

Launched at the end of 2010, NEIF is a closed end real estate investment fund under Luxembourg law whose portfolio is currently valued at more than €300 million.

Domiciled in Luxembourg and managed by BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management Luxembourg acting as AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager), NEIF qualifies as an alternative investment fund.

The NEIF portfolio comprises modern offices, of very high environmental quality, let to Grade A tenants: two DGNB** Silver labelled buildings in Germany, in Hamburg and Frankfurt, two buildings in Milan and a building in Brussels.

The sale of the “Balzac” building in Paris is the first sale from the portfolio, securing a significant share of the fund’s performance. NEIF retains its high distribution profile and a diversified allocation on the key Eurozone office markets.

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management Luxembourg – AIFM, and BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Services – Investment Advisor, are part of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s Investment Management business line, which manages nearly €20.3 billion of assets in 8 European countries as at 31 December 2014.

* Etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (Civil Service Additional Retirement Institution)
** Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (German Sustainable Building Council)