Unlocking value in Europe’s business centers

Ardian Real Estate is a leading European property investor. We have proven expertise in acquiring office properties in major cities, where solid economic growth and a shortage of high-quality space provide opportunities to create significant value and attract high-quality tenants.

Launched in 2015, we pursue a distinctive “build-to-green” strategy, which uses local teams to identify well-located assets that can be upgraded to create prime Grade A office spaces with excellent sustainability KPIs.  

The team
Real Estate investments

  • €1.2BN

    Size of Ardian Real Estate European Fund II

  • 25

    professionals dedicated to Real Estate

  • 4

    local offices: Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid

A distinctive, targeted investment strategy

We follow an innovative Core-Plus, Value-Add strategy, targeting well-located office buildings in key cities including Paris, Milan, Rome, Munich and Berlin. Core-Plus deals involve relatively minor upgrades to improve the leasing potential of the property. Value-Add transactions require extensive refurbishment to create international-quality offices in sought-after districts.

Local knowledge and active management

Our teams based in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid have deep experience and wide contacts in their home markets, enabling them to identify the districts and properties best suited to our Core-Plus, Value-Add strategy. After completion, they manage each asset closely, working with tenants and identifying the investment priorities to achieve our target rental yields and returns.

Extending our vision of sustainable finance to Real Estate

Environmental, Social and Governance considerations are central to our investment approach and to our value creation strategy. Our asset management integrates ESG criteria to improve energy efficiency of our buildings, limit their environmental impacts, and increase tenants’ well-being. We measure the carbon impact of each of our buildings and commit to transform them and align them with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. We transform these buildings to positively contribute to the environment and people of European cities now and in the future.

Melzi d’Eril, a landmark office building in the heart of Milan

Discover Melzi d'Eril, an iconic building in Milan's city center, an excellent example of Ardian's ability to transform buildings to create value from historic architecture. Hear more about the project with Matteo Minardi, Managing Director in the Real Estate team in Italy, the architect, Paolo Asti and the tenant, TechEdge with its Corporate General Director, Vincenzo Giannelli.

The team

Ardian Real Estate’s 25-strong multilocal team is based in our offices in Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan and Paris.

"Raising Europe’s largest first-time Real Estate fund demonstrates the quality and credibility of our multi-local team and of the Ardian brand."

Stéphanie Bensimon Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the board of Ardian France & Head of Real Estate
Stéphanie Bensimon

Stéphanie Bensimon

Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the board of Ardian France & Head of Real Estate

HAGGENMUELLER Bernd

Bernd Haggenmüller

Senior Managing Director

Rodolfo Petrosino

Rodolfo Petrosino

Senior Managing Director

Matteo Minardi

Matteo Minardi

Head of Real Estate Italy & Managing Director

Sébastien Bégué

Sébastien Bégué

Managing Director

Edmund Eggins

Edmund Eggins

Managing Director

Omar Fjer

Omar Fjer

Managing Director

Nico Rheims

Nico Rheims

Managing Director

Roberto Curletti

Roberto Curletti

Director

Loïc Henriot

Loïc Henriot

Director

Luca Migliaccio

Luca Migliaccio

Director

Daniel Noeltner

Daniel Noeltner

Director

Nicola Plescia

Nicola Plescia

Director

Moritz Pohlmann

Moritz Pohlmann

Director

Amaya Colorado

Amaya Colorado

Senior Investment Manager

Luis Huete

Luis Huete

Senior Investment Manager

Sara Angelini

Sara Angelini

Investment Manager

Alice Garnier

Alice Garnier

Investment Manager

Eliel Madar

Eliel Madar

Investment Manager

ANNABEL RUDLOFF

Annabel RUDLOFF

Investment Manager

Marta Sironi

Marta Sironi

Investment Manager

Nehal Lugman

Nehal Lugman

Analyst

Paolo Menna

Paolo Menna

Analyst

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Real Assets Debt

Ardian Real Assets Debt provides senior loans for projects that involve repositioning and active management of assets in major French, German, Italian and Spanish cities. Its investment approach is therefore fully aligned with the core-plus/value add strategy that our Real Estate activity pursues, and supports projects that aim to achieve material improvements in sustainability performance, contributing to the rejuvenation of the real estate stock.

Awards

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ESG - Environmental Social Governance & Investment and Asset Management

The Plan Real Estate Awards

In February 2024, Ardian won two awards at the The Plan Real Estate Awards ceremony for its Real Estate project Via Santa Margherita 11: ESG - Environmental Social Governance and Investment and Asset Management.

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Pierres d’Or

In July 2021, Stéphanie Bensimon, Head of Ardian Real Estate, was awarded the Real Estate Parity Award 2021 at the Pierres d’Or.

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“1 immeuble 1 oeuvre”

In July 2021, Ardian Real Estate has won the award “1 immeuble 1 oeuvre” (1 building 1 artwork) from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication for its project with photographer Sacha Goldberger on the Renaissance building in Paris.

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Im immobilienmanager

Ardian Real Estate received the IM award for the recent sale of the Konrad asset in Germany. Ardian Real Estate was distinguished in the investment category for this sale, which generated exceptional returns for its investors.

Our latest publications

Ardian Corporate Brochure

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house that operates globally from a network of 19 offices and manages or advises $160 billion of assets on behalf of more than 1,560 clients globally.

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Ardian 2022 Integrated Report

This year for the first time we are publishing an Integrated Report, which brings together in a single document the separate Activity and Sustainability Reports that we have produced up to now. Our aim in doing this is to give a more comprehensive and coherent understanding of how Ardian creates value for all our stakeholders.

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2021 Activity Report

Ardian is a global investment house, specializing in three broad asset classes: Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit.

Read our 2021 Activity Report and discover how we are committing ourselves to responsible investment solutions.

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We are now a recognized player in our markets for the types of deal we target, and we have gained a reputation as a reliable name to do business with.

Stéphanie Bensimon Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the board of Ardian France & Head of Real Estate