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The Retail Fund at a glance

The Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund is an investment company with variable capital. We believe that convenience and experience are the key trends that will determine the future of retail real estate. This is why the Retail Fund has a clear focus on the main shopping streets in major shopping cities and shopping centres that focus on convenience shopping in smaller towns and cities.

Fund characteristics

  • No leverage

  • Core investment style

  • Target of 7.0% long-term average annual Fund return

  • Robust governance structure

  • Investment structure for an indefinite period of time

  • Reports in accordance with INREV standards

Fund management

Bouwinvest is the manager and Statutory Director of the Retail Fund. The Bouwinvest Board of Directors is responsible for Bouwinvest’s long-term strategy, as well as the day-to-day management of the organisation itself and its assets under management. Bouwinvest’s Dutch Investments business unit is responsible for all real estate investments in the Netherlands. This business unit has a dedicated asset management team specialised in the retail real estate sector, with experts in acquisition and divestment, property revitalisation and letting.

Our vision of the Dutch retail market

  • Investors' capital inflow remains strong

  • Returns retail real estate remains attractive

  • Retail landscape gaining positive momentum, but still facing challenges

  • Polarisation continues in stabilising market

Fund strategy

The Retail Fund aims to increase its assets under management to € 1.1 billion by 2020. This will be achieved through targeted acquisitions, redevelopments and a positive revaluation. 

  • Growth of the Fund to € 1.1 billion at year-end 2020

  • Focus on retail assets classified as Experience and Convenience

  • Increase the share of Experience and Convenience to at least 80% of the portfolio value

  • Optimisation of the portfolio through redevelopments and active asset management

  • Based on an increasing focus on sustainability, this strategy has now been defined at both Fund and asset levels

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