AEW Europe wins French ERAFP Real Estate mandate for €310m
AEW Europe GGP, a wholly-owned affiliate of AEW Europe, has been awarded a €310m French real estate investment mandate by French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme, Etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP).
The new 10-year mandate, with clear guidelines on sustainability and Socially Responsible Investing, is to invest primarily in French office and retail assets, with limited exposure to residential and student housing.
Christian Delaire, AEW Europe’s chief executive officer said the mandate was “a continuation of our commitment to providing our clients with the very best real estate investment expertise and our structured approach to sustainability”.
AEW Europe is a founding member of the Green Rating Alliance and a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment. It has developed innovative new tools to assess and improve the energy efficiency of the €17.4bn of real estate assets it currently manages.
Together with AEW Capital Management in the United States and Asia, AEW Europe and its regulated subsidiaries – AEW Europe LLP, NAMI – AEW Europe and AEW Europe SGP – form a global real estate platform with more than €36bn in assets under management (of which €17.4bn is in Europe). AEW Europe is a subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management.
The firm has over 30 years’ experience in the management of real estate funds and separate institutional mandates with 500 employees in 13 locations around the world, including head offices in Boston, London, Paris and Singapore.