Unlocking value in Europe’s business centers

Ardian Real Estate invests in office properties in core European cities, where strong economic growth and a shortage of top-quality, modern office space provides opportunities to create significant value. Real estate asset management is Ardian’s newest activity. The team came together in 2015 and went on to complete Europe’s largest ever first-time Real Estate fundraising, at €738m.

The team
Real Estate investments

  • €738M+

    Size of Ardian Real Estate first fund

  • 4

    key markets: France, Italy, Germany and Spain

  • 19

    dedicated professionals

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 Ardian’s ESG leadership into Real Estate

We apply a proprietary, industry-leading ESG benchmarking framework, Ardian Real Sustain, from the start of due diligence through to exit. Our priorities include monitoring and improving energy efficiency and environmental impacts, increasing tenant satisfaction and achieving top BREEAM or LEED sustainability certifications for every asset.

Ardian Real Estate - French market views with Stéphanie Bensimon

Ardian Real Estate closed its debut European Fund more than €700m in early 2018, with strong support from institutions, particularly on the Continent. The fund targets an overall split of approximately 40% of assets each in France and Germany, and 20% in Italy.

The team

Ardian Real Estate’s 19-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 Head of Ardian Real Estate
Stéphanie Bensimon

Stéphanie Bensimon

Head of Ardian Real Estate

Bernd Haggenmuller

Bernd Haggenmüller

Senior Managing Director

Rodolfo Petrosino

Rodolfo Petrosino

Senior Managing Director

Olivier Piani

Olivier Piani

Senior Advisor & Chairman of Investment Committee

Edmund Eggins

Edmund Eggins

Director

Omar Fjer

Omar Fjer

Director

Matteo Minardi

Matteo Minardi

Director

Nico Rheims

Nico Rheims

Director

Aurore CointePoix

Aurore CointePoix

Senior Investment Manager

Nicola Plescia

Nicola Plescia

Senior Investment Manager

Moritz Pohlmann

Moritz Pohlmann

Senior Investment Manager

Roberto Curletti

Roberto Curletti

Investment Manager

Loïc Henriot

Loïc Henriot

Investment Manager

Luca Migliaccio

Luca Migliaccio

Investment Manager

Daniel Noeltner

Daniel Noeltner

Investment Manager

Julie Duval

Julie Duval

Analyst

Luis Huete

Luis Huete

Analyst

Benedict Rasche

Benedict Rasche

Analyst

Discover our portfolio of real estate assets in Europe

Awards

Im Immobilienmanager

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.

Pierre d'or

Pierre D'or

Stéphanie Bensimon, Head of Ardian Real Estate, won the Pierre d'Or Immoweek in the Asset Manager and Investor category.

2017 Global PERE Awards

2017 Global PERE Awards

Ardian Real Estate was named Company of the Year in Italy at the PERE Awards.

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 Head of Ardian Real Estate