VDG Real Estate Sells VDG Warehouse Schiphol I for 47 million to Savills Investment Management
Gemert, 24 August 2021 | VDG Real Estate has sold VDG Warehouse Schiphol I with a total surface area of 23,650 sqm to Savills Investment Management. The purchase price was €47 million. Fast Forward Freight leases 13,600 sqm on a long-term basis from this sustainable development at Schiphol Trade Park.
Marcel Fleminks, Co-head Netherlands at Savills Investment Management: “This acquisition is an excellent addition to the fast-growing logistics portfolio of Savills Investment Management in the Netherlands. The multimodal accessibility and the extremely sustainable character of VDG Warehouse Schiphol I match perfectly with our investment policy to create sustainable value for our stakeholders.”
Erik van Dijk, director of VDG Real Estate: “A sustainable and nature-inclusive warehouse with this unique multimodal accessibility near Schiphol is exceptional. A wonderful project in which we, together with builder Unibouw, present our sustainable business card and add variation to the landscape of the distribution area. The fact that Savills Investment Management has presented itself as a buyer underlines the interest in the new generation of logistics real estate such as VDG Warehouse Schiphol I.”
Fast Forward Freight, the company that provides logistics solutions worldwide by sea, road and air, leases more than 13,600 sqm. The remaining 9,600 sqm is still available for rent. Unibouw started the construction of the nature-inclusive VDG Warehouse Schiphol I in September 2020 and completed the building within eleven months in August 2021. In addition to VDG Warehouse Schiphol I, VDG Real Estate is also developing VDG Warehouse Schiphol II. This adjacent development comprises 10,000 sqm, of which 2,900 sqm is still available for rent.
1530 Real Estate acted as advisor to VDG Real Estate, CMS assisted VDG Real Estate legally. Savills Investment Management was advised by Dentons.
Ecology and sustainability
VDG Warehouse Schiphol is a green modern warehouse that, as an entrance building, is a real eye-catcher for Schiphol Trade Park. The building was designed with the underlying idea of creating space for ecology instead of taking it away. In addition to the multimodal accessibility, the ecological and sustainability performance of VDG Warehouse Schiphol is noteworthy. With, among other things, green roofs in different heights, green facades and special attention to the water cycle, different biotopes become possible. In addition, VDG Warehouse Schiphol I will have a BREEAM-NL certification ‘Excellent’ and will therefore score higher than the legal standards in terms of sustainability. For example, the business premises are equipped with LED lighting, heat pumps, automatic sun blinds and solar panels.
For more information visit: www.vdgwarehouseschiphol.nl.