Vastned sold Amsterdam's Rokin Plaza for €100m (NL)

Vastned sold Amsterdam's Rokin Plaza  for €100m (NL)

Vastned sold Rokin Plaza located at Kalverstraat 11 – 17 / Rokin 12 – 16 in Amsterdam to a private investment company for €100m. The multi-tenant complex at the prime location in the city centre of Amsterdam is let to fashion brands UNIQLO and Pull & Bear. The office space on the top floors is let to Effectory. Vastned was commercially advised by CBRE. 


Consideration for the sale of the asset by Vastned is the relative size of the asset compared to the portfolio of Vastned. The property is currently fully let and Vastned considers that a divestment against the agreed price unlocks value for the company. The proceeds of the sale will enable Vastned to reduce external borrowing; improve financial ratios and create flexibility for Vastned to shape its future portfolio.  


Reinier Walta, CEO of Vastned: “Vastned has been an active part in the investment market for decades to shape the portfolio of the company in the best interest of the company and its stakeholders. Last year Vastned concluded that selling specific parts against the right price would allow the company to unlock value. This sale marks an important milestone for Vastned in this year of transition. We believe that the sale of this prime asset against the agreed price demonstrates the value of our portfolio and unlocks the desired value. We are content to sell this asset to a reputable party. Vastned continues to work on more transactions for the coming period.


Lodewijk Buijs, Head of Retail CBRE: “The sale of Rokin Plaza is truly unique. Only a handful of retail properties in Amsterdam match the ticket size and qualities of this landmark building. In the current economic climate, we observe a further shift by investors towards prime properties. The trend is underlined and partly driven by retailers or retail-related capital investing in real estate. For some, it is strategically driven to become an owner–occupier or to secure a lease position. For others, it is purely an investment consideration.”


Image provided by Vastned.


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