Transactions - DECEMBER 2, 2019

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DWS forward-funds Parisian office property for Europe II fund

by Kali Persall

DWS has forward-funded a grade-A office property in the greater Paris department of Seine-Saint-Denis on behalf of its open-end core real estate fund, Europe II.

DWS’ Europe II fund launched in September 2017 and has received €600 million ($660 million) in equity commitments. Investors include pension funds, foundations and insurance companies.

The fund invests in core and core-plus assets across Europe with an overweight call in the residential and logistics sectors. The fund also seeks to build a diverse real estate portfolio by pursuing investments in emerging locations and major European cities.

This marks the fund’s fifth acquisition, bringing its gross asset value to an estimated €786 million ($865 million). DWS has more assets in the pipeline and expects to close on additional transactions by the end of the year.

Upon completion, the property, known as B-Square, will comprise 9,500 square meters (102,257 square feet) of office space. Develo

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