About IREIT Global
IREIT Global (“IREIT”) which was listed on 13 August 2014, is the first Singapore-listed real estate investment trust with the investment strategy of principally investing, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate in Europe which is used primarily for office, retail and industrial (including logistics) purposes, as well as real estate-related assets.
IREIT’s portfolio comprises 5 freehold office properties in Germany, 4 freehold office properties in Spain and 27 freehold retail properties in France. The portfolio has a total lettable area of approximately 369,000 sqm, an overall occupancy rate of approximately 97% and a portfolio valuation of €833.5 million.
IREIT Global is managed by IREIT Global Group Pte. Ltd. (the “Manager”), which is jointly owned by Tikehau Capital and City Developments Limited (“CDL”). Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group listed in France, while CDL is a leading global real estate company listed in Singapore.
The Manager’s key financial objectives are to provide unitholders of IREIT (“Unitholders”) with regular and stable distributions, and the potential for sustainable long-term growth in distribution per Unit (“DPU”) and net asset value (“NAV”) per Unit, while maintaining an appropriate capital structure for IREIT.
Manager’s Four Pillars of Growth Strategy
1 — Seeking Diversification
To extend IREIT’s reach across the spectrum of European countries and asset classes, as well as broaden IREIT’s tenant base across various industries to strengthen its income stability and cashflow visibility.
2 — Adopting a Long-Term Approach
To look beyond short-term returns and seek investments and tenants which enhance the long-term sustainability of IREIT’s portfolio and anchor its position as a landlord with strong blue-chip tenant base.
3 — Achieving Scale
To expand IREIT’s footprint in target markets within Europe in order to strengthen its operational efficiency, brand franchise and long-term attractiveness of IREIT’s portfolio.
4 — Leveraging on Local Presence
To tap on the strong network, expertise, industry reputation and financial standing of IREIT’s joint sponsors, Tikehau Capital and CDL, to seize new frontiers and capture different avenues of growth.
About Tikehau Capital
Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with €28.5 billion of assets under management as at 31 December 2020. Tikehau Capital has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies. Tikehau Capital is a founder-led team with a differentiated business model, a strong balance sheet, proprietary global deal flow and a track record of backing high quality companies and executives.
Deeply rooted in the real economy, Tikehau Capital provides bespoke and innovative alternative financing solutions to companies it invests in and seeks to create long-term value for its investors. Leveraging its strong equity base (€2.8 billion of shareholders’ equity as at 31 December 2020), the firm invests its own capital alongside its investor-clients within each of its strategies.
Controlled by its managers alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital is guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and DNA, shared by its 594 employees as at 31 December 2020 across its 12 offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Tikehau Capital is listed in compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP).
About City Developments Limited
CDL is a leading global real estate company with a network spanning around 110 locations in 29 countries and regions. Building on its proven track record of over 55 years in real estate development, investment and management in Singapore, CDL has developed its growth platforms in its key international markets of China, United Kingdom, Japan and Australia and is also developing a fund management business. Along with its London-based hotel arm, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited, the CDL Group has 152 hotels and 44,000 rooms worldwide, many in key gateway cities.