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
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.