With a closing of €115 million for the Retail Fund in Q3, Altera continues to strengthen its strategy for investments in core convenience retail assets in the Netherlands.
The investment enables Altera to further internationalise its shareholder base. The total new capital in the Altera Retail Fund amounts up to €225.5 million in 2019.
Jaap van der Bijl, CEO Altera: “We are delighted to welcoming a second well-established German institutional investor within a few months’ time. This demonstrates the international appreciation of the Food and Convenience Retail strategy of Altera. We are convinced our international shareholder base will broaden further as we continue to demonstrate our ability to create value on the Dutch real estate market by realising a substantial direct return and stable value growth.”
Altera’s Retail Fund was launched in 2000 as a non-listed core fund, currently holding over €650 million in AUM and a strong, diversified shareholder base of more than 25 institutional investors. The fund invests in Dutch neighbourhood shopping centres focussed on food and convenience. Altera foresees long term stable value creation in this ‘need-driven’ retail segment, supported by strong in-house knowledge of the local retail markets and a research-based investment strategy.