- EQT Real Estate acquires 9,100 sqm mixed-use property in Stockholm for approximately SEK 345 million (EUR 33 million) before adjustment for latent capital gain taxes
- Asset offers attractive value-add opportunities through partnerships with existing tenants as well as the potential for future upgrades
- The investment represents EQT Real Estate’s seventh to date and second in Sweden
The EQT Real Estate I fund (“EQT Real Estate”) continues to invest in established European office markets and today announces the acquisition of the estate Hönsfodret 1, a mixed-use asset comprising both a school and office space, located at Tullgårdsgatan 12 on the island of Södermalm in central Stockholm. The seller is an affiliate of the Swedish insurance company Folksam.
The asset is located within close proximity to key Metro lines and the area has benefitted from strong investment in recent years. Built in 1981, the asset comprises of 9,100 sqm of office and education space and 34 garage parking spaces.
Henrik Orrbeck, Director at EQT Partners and Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, commented: “Hönsfodret 1 presents a rare opportunity to upgrade an existing office building into an attractive inner Stockholm location. This acquisition further underpins EQT Real Estate’s ambition to deliver grade A assets fit for modern occupiers demanding flexible and creative solutions”.
Robert Rackind, Partner and Head of Real Estate at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, added: “The Hönsfodret 1 investment represents what EQT Real Estate is all about – identifying underinvested assets in gateway cities in Western Europe with several value-add angles. EQT Real Estate sees many opportunities in this region and will continue to explore the sustained global demand and local needs that exist in these markets”.
EQT Real Estate I was advised on the acquisition by Linklaters, AF Consulting, Concila, Archus and Beadmans.
Henrik Orrbeck, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +46 8 506 553 27
Robert Rackind, Partner and Head of Real Estate at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +44 207 430 5550
EQT Press Office +46 8 506 553 34
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About EQT Real Estate I
EQT Real Estate I will seek to make direct and indirect controlling investments in real estate assets, portfolios and operating companies that offer significant potential for value creation through repositioning, redevelopment, refurbishment and active management. The investments will typically range between EUR 50 million and EUR 200 million. The fund is advised by an experienced team from EQT Partners, with extensive knowledge of property investment, development and intensive “hands-on” asset management, and with access to the full EQT network, including 10 European offices and more than 250 industrial advisors.
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