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Vision and strategy

Bouwinvest is an investment manager specialised in real estate for institutional investors, with assets under management of € 7.5 billion, managed by 140 professionals (131.1 FTE), all of whom are based in Amsterdam.

The unique characteristics of our organisation are:

  • Specialised investment manager

  • Roots in real estate and pensions

  • Stable, self-supporting organisation with robust governance structure

  • Checks and balances in place

  • Client-oriented organisation (tailor-made solutions)

Bouwinvest’s core business covers investment management, fund management and asset management.

Our mission

Bouwinvest aims to provide a solid return on real estate investments for institutional investors and their beneficiaries and to do this in a responsible manner. Our dedicated real estate professionals achieve this by managing global real estate investments and Dutch core sector funds.

Our vision

Bouwinvest believes the international real estate investment markets offer an excellent perspective for long-term investments, with relatively stable returns and opportunities for asset growth.

Real estate is now a full-fledged asset class in its own right, with transparent global investment markets and strict corporate governance requirements. Several global demographic trends, such as ongoing urbanisation, the increase in the number of smaller households and the ageing population will increase the demand for residential, retail and office real estate in the coming decades.

Real estate also gives institutional investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolios at country and sector levels while providing a better risk-return profile than either stocks or bonds. On top of this, stable rental income and annual rent increases add an inflation hedge to investments, enabling institutional investors to keep pace with their obligations. This is why an increasing number of investors are looking for the right investment manager to increase their exposure to global real estate.

Our strategy and goals

The Bouwinvest management organisation’s strategy is to book growth in a controlled manner, while keeping our investors 100% satisfied.

For the period 2016-2018, this translates into the following targets:

  • Realise the targets of the Investment Plan Real Estate 2016 for bpfBOUW

  • Realise the targets of the Fund plans of the Dutch sector funds

  • Retain existing investors and acquire new investors for the Dutch sector funds

Our market proposition: reliable real estate solutions

At Bouwinvest, everything we do is done in the full awareness that the assets we manage have been invested by pension fund participants. Everything we do is therefore based on the conviction that financial security is one of the most important principles we can have.

We provide this security by offering reliable real estate solutions. Bouwinvest does this by building a bridge between the real estate investment assignment and the various kinds of real estate open to investment. We offer reliable real estate solutions by managing a separate real estate mandate for bpfBOUW and the management of Dutch real estate funds, in which institutional investors can participate.

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