Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has sold a logistics portfolio consisting of four assets in Kolding and Greve near Copenhagen, Denmark, on behalf of its Nordic Logistics Fund. Macquarie Asset Management acquired the portfolio on behalf of its European logistics real estate fund. The purchase price was not disclosed.
The assets have a total lettable area of c. 77,500 sqm and benefit from excellent access to the main motorways E20 from Copenhagen via Odense to Esbjerg and the E45 from Flensburg on the German border to Aalborg and Frederikshavn. All four assets are fully let to the Danish 3PL operator DSV Prime Cargo.
The Savills IM Nordic Logistics Fund is a club deal on behalf of German institutional investors launched in 2014 as a German real estate special fund. At launch, the fund acquired a logistics portfolio which comprised 11 assets in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Since then, a further asset in Sweden was acquired and two assets were sold, one in Norway and most recently a logistics complex in Torsvik, Jönköping in Sweden, for c. EUR 141.6 million.
Savills IM currently manages properties in the Nordics with a total value of around EUR 1.5 billion.
Peter Broström, Head of Nordics at Savills IM, says: “The demand for prime logistics assets in the Nordic region remains high. The portfolio offers a variety of benefits including stable distribution, one of the strongest operators in the region and superb logistics locations in Denmark.
“This sale is in line with the fund’s strategy, and we are capitalising on the initiatives that have been undertaken during our ownership as well as on improving values since our early entry which will benefit our investors.”
Savills IM was advised by Bruun & Hjejle (legal) and CBRE (commercial advisory) in the transaction.