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ASI pre lets forward funding project in Helsinki

12 Oct 2020

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) European Balanced Property Fund has pre-let a high specification 30,000 sqm distribution unit to a Finnish logistics company at a prime logistics location next to Helsinki airport and Ring Road 3.

The lease term is for 15 years with no breaks and the deal was sourced off market by ASI’s specialist local transactions team.

The pre-letting has achieved an uplift in value of €8m, approximately 20% of capital value. The construction of the logistics centre will start in early 2021 and the project will be completed during 2022.

Gert-Jan Kapiteyn, Fund Manager, European Balanced Property Fund, said: “Forward-funding well-located, high specification logistics developments is an excellent way to source high quality, long leased stock for the fund. We have carried out similar ‘build to core’ strategies in Finland, Spain and The Netherlands.”

The €1.2 billion Aberdeen European Balanced Fund has 25 holdings located across Europe. It was launched in 2006 and is a core, low risk, diversified fund aiming to deliver income.

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