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Schroder Property completes major acquisition in Paris for Zurich Investment Foundation

Schroder Property Investment Management has completed its first acquisition in France on behalf of Immobilien Europa Direkt, an investment group of Zurich Investment Foundation.


Schroder Property Investment Management has completed its first acquisition in France on behalf of Immobilien Europa Direkt, an investment group of Zurich Investment Foundation. Immobilien Europa Direkt has acquired together with Malakoff Médéric, a French insurance company, the Chevaleret office property located in the 13th district of Paris, near the Paris Rive Gauche area, one of the most significant development areas in Paris.

The property is a 23,000 sqm 9-storey office building that is undergoing a complete refurbishment and will be delivered end of 2015. The total investment volume will be approximately €120 million. The property is 65% pre-let to a major tenant on the basis of a 9 year lease.

Tony Smedley, Head of Continental European Investment at Schroder Property, commented:

“This represents a significant step forward for Immobilien Europa Direkt. The property fundamentals are excellent and the return profile very attractive. We like the dynamics of the Paris office market and this property is very accretive to our pan European portfolio.”

Immobilien Europa Direkt, an open ended Euro denominated fund, was launched by Zurich Investment Foundation and has been designed specifically for Swiss pension schemes. Its investment strategy is focused on providing investors with a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate in the main western European markets.

Photography of Chevaleret is available.

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Malakoff Médéric

Malakoff Médéric is a major player in the supplementary social protection, encompassing two major activities (data as at 31 December 2012) :

  • Supplemental retirement plan management for 2.8 million retirees and 3 million contributing employees, a public interest mission conducted on behalf of Agirc-Arrco.
  • Individual insurance (health and disability insurance, retirement savings schemes) , 3.7 million employee beneficiaries (in 185,000 companies) and 1.2 million individual beneficiaries.

Malakoff Médéric puts its expertise at the disposal of 25 branches via a professional health and / or pension agreement. Malakoff Médéric is a paritarian, mutual and non-profit making institution. This style of corporate governance ensures that both companies’ and workers’ interests are considered and defended. Through the social action it undertakes, Malakoff Médéric serves over 90,000 individuals in vulnerable situation.

The Group guides its insured persons to facilitate access to care offering and help companies become "territorial health", workplaces where employees’ wellbeing and performance go hand in hand. Website: