HIH Invest has acquired a new-build property in the Netherlands from Trajanus Vastgoed. The property has a total lettable area of around 2,500m², thereof about 2,000m² of logistics space and about 500m² of office space, complemented by 36 car parking spots. The property, located at Liebrugweg 3 in 1165AD Halfweg, occupies a strategically convenient site between the metro areas of Haarlem and Amsterdam while also close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the third-largest freight airport in Europe. It is part of the modern “Polanenpark” business park, an environment characterised by particularly high sustainability requirements in building-law terms. Accordingly, the building is certified with the BREEAM “Excellent” green label. The roof-mounted photovoltaic system is used by the tenant WM Automaterialien B.V.; the company is the Dutch subsidiary of WM SE, a German brand-independent wholesaler of automotive spare parts. The lease term (WAULT) equals around 14 years. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Jeff Dijkstra, Real Estate Manager at HIH Invest Benelux, said: “Including sustainable properties in major European logistics destinations as a strategic add-on is one of the distinguishing features of our new fund. By completing this transaction in the Netherlands, we managed to combine the acquisition of an ESG-compliant property with geographic diversification.”
Felix Meyen, Managing Director at HIH Invest, commented: “The purchased property is defined by a peri-urban location with very convenient access via the A200 and A9 motorways, which ensures you reach the city of Haarlem within ten minutes and Amsterdam within 25 minutes. In addition, the sustainability requirements of the Polanenpark business park meet the equally strict specifications of our fund to acquire sustainable assets with alternative use potential that will retain their market significance in future.”
Patrick Tammes, the owner of Trajanas Vastgoed, said: “We are confident that in HIH Invest we found a reliable partner, capable of continuing the successful collaboration with the current tenant and wish both parties the best of luck.”