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

  • 36

    professionals dedicated to Real Estate, including 21 local investment

  • 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 21-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 board of Ardian France & Head of Ardian Real Estate
Stéphanie Bensimon

Stéphanie Bensimon

Member of the board of Ardian France & Head of Ardian Real Estate

HAGGENMUELLER Bernd

Bernd Haggenmüller

Senior Managing Director

Rodolfo Petrosino

Rodolfo Petrosino

Senior Managing Director

Sébastien Bégué

Sébastien Bégué

Managing Director

Edmund Eggins

Edmund Eggins

Managing Director

Omar Fjer

Omar Fjer

Managing Director

Matteo Minardi

Matteo Minardi

Managing Director

Nico Rheims

Nico Rheims

Managing Director

Aurore CointePoix

Aurore CointePoix

Senior Investment Manager

Amaya Colorado

Amaya Colorado

Senior Investment Manager

Roberto Curletti

Roberto Curletti

Senior Investment Manager

Loïc Henriot

Loïc Henriot

Senior Investment Manager

Luca Migliaccio

Luca Migliaccio

Senior Investment Manager

Daniel Noeltner

Daniel Noeltner

Senior Investment Manager

Nicola Plescia

Nicola Plescia

Senior Investment Manager

Moritz Pohlmann

Moritz Pohlmann

Senior Investment Manager

Julie Duval

Julie Duval

Investment Manager

Luis Huete

Luis Huete

Investment Manager

Jakob Wasmuth

Jakob Wasmuth

Investment Manager

Sara Angelini

Sara Angelini

Analyst

Eliel Madar

Eliel Madar

Analyst

ANNABEL RUDLOFF

ANNABEL RUDLOFF

Analyst

Discover our portfolio of real estate assets in Europe

Awards

Pierres d'or

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.

1 immeuble 1 oeuvre

“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.

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.

Our latest publications

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.

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 board of Ardian France & Head of Ardian Real Estate