The property landscape is ever-changing. Immobel Capital Partners’s initial investment strategy will focus on creating new and refurbished accommodation by repurposing key sites.
We will look at sites which can attract different types of occupiers, usually with either residential or office anchoring use, drawing people to the scheme every day.
These schemes generate attractive returns and match our priorities for new positive impact investing, as they score highly on pre-agreed ESG metrics.
Fund strategies based on three central themes
We actively search to invest in assets with strong fundamentals in winning cities
We invest in towns and cities with strong economic growth and a diverse economic base. We also look for property types which are gaining from long-term structural forces, which are more independent of the economic cycle.
We seek long-term investments with excellent ESG credentials or the possibility to achieve excellent ESG credentials
Properties in the same sector can be very different and investors often make crude or sweeping judgements, which means they can miss individual assets with good occupier demand. In addition, investors are sometimes seduced into overpaying for properties which have strong occupier demand, or long secure income streams. We pursue a contrarian approach and buy unloved properties with good bricks and mortar and ESG fundamentals before they come back into fashion.
We co-invest to align interest with investors
We apply controls in four main areas to ensure risks are commensurate with the investment objective of each fund: Quality of properties, Income security, Debt levels and ESG. There are bespoke risk metrics for each fund as captured in the relevant Product Risk Profile.Learn about our strategies
Our sustainability vision
The world’s population is increasingly concentrated in cities. In Europe, 75% of people live in urban areas.
Even though cities are sought after for their intensity of life, culture and work, the health crisis and climate crisis have brought to the fore a number of challenges, like lack of access to free and welcoming public spaces, or high dependence on non-renewable resources.
Can we support the sustainable growth of cities by focusing on investments which actively improve people’s quality of life?
We know we can make a difference by adopting more sustainable investment and building methods. People are demanding a higher-quality living and working environment, offering them a high degree of comfort and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The pandemic has also shown that cities need open and green space, as well as walking and cycling infrastructure
To make sure we’re having a positive impact, we created a framework defining Immobel Capital Partners’ values, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These support our commitment to creating healthy places which benefit all stakeholders. As a result of these, we defined SMART (Simple, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based) objectives to which Immobel Group has committed - for cities and for people.