The Office Fund has a clear focus on the G4, the four largest cities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague). At least 80% of the Fund’s invested capital will be invested in these defined core regions. The acquisition of Central Park in Utrecht has improved the distribution of the portfolio across our core regions, which means we can now look for acquisitions in all of the G4 cities. The Fund has a strong preference for inner city locations, as these are likely to be more resilient in the face of any economic downturn. The urbanisation trend will continue to increase demand for high-grade office space in city centre locations, which tend to be more easily accessible and offer a wider range of other amenities and facilities than more peripheral locations.
Good retail, residential and leisure facilities play an important role in the appeal of (business) meeting places. Locations where a widely diverse group of people come together form a good basis for an inspiring working environment. The blending of leisure, culture, education, sport and work makes a positive contribution to the attractiveness of a location.