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Allianz buys in to Swedish residential portfolio via new joint venture with Heimstaden Bostad 

Allianz Real Estate, on behalf of several Allianz companies, and Heimstaden Bostad AB have today announced a new joint venture giving Allianz exposure to a 99-asset, Swedish residential portfolio. The portfolio, acquired by Heimstaden Bostad from Akelius, has a gross asset value of EUR 3 billion and comprises assets in two of Sweden’s three biggest cities, Stockholm and Malmö.

This joint venture, comprising approximately 9,300 units, has significantly increased Allianz Real Estate’s footprint in the residential sector in Europe which, as of end of September 2021, amounted to EUR 3.7 billion of assets under management. The deal strengthens the diversification within the firm’s global real estate portfolio and is founded on the demand-supply imbalances and the resulting resilience of the sector.

The joint venture is also aligned to the sustainability ambitions of both firms. Approximately EUR 120 million will be further invested into the portfolio to bring it in line with the CRREM decarbonization pathway. Allianz Real Estate has set twin targets of reducing the carbon footprint of its global portfolio by 25% by 2025, and to be fully carbon net-zero by 2050.

Annette Kroeger, CEO North & Central Europe for Allianz Real Estate, said: “We are very pleased to enter into this joint venture covering such a well-diversified, sizeable portfolio. Our renewed interest in the residential sector is a deliberate adjustment to our investment strategy; the sector’s stability makes the sector highly attractive to long-term investors. The fundamentals in the Nordics are strong, the residential market is well-established and we have actively targeted growth in this region.”

Nicole Poetsch, Head of Acquisitions & Sales North & Central Europe at Allianz Real Estate, commented: “We are excited to launch this partnership with Heimstaden Bostad AB, a leading, best-in-class residential operator, and we look forward to this transaction being the start of a strong venture. We very much appreciate Heimstaden’s entrepreneurial approach and tenant-centricity combined with a joint view on ambitious ESG targets that we would like to realize for this portfolio.”

Patrik Hall, CEO Heimstaden, said: “We are pleased to partner with Allianz, which is a global and reputable long-term investor with significant experience within the real estate sector. Their substantial investment and long-term commitment show trust and confidence in our platform and operational expertise, and we look forward to building a strong and lasting partnership.” 

Magnus Nordholm, Deputy CEO and Head of ECM at Heimstaden, said: “Allianz shares our evergreen perspective and customer-centric mindset, and this partnership is a testament to our strategy of responsible growth with a scalable operational platform. Allianz is the fourth investor to partner with Heimstaden Bostad in 2021, further strengthening our capital structure and our position as a leading European residential real estate company.”

Heimstaden Bostad was advised by PwC and DLA Piper. Allianz Real Estate was also advised by PwC, as well as by CMS, Vinge and Deloitte.

Allianz Real Estate is a PIMCO Company, comprising Allianz Real Estate GmbH and Allianz Real Estate of America and their subsidiaries and affiliates.  It is one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, developing and executing tailored portfolio and investment strategies globally on behalf of a range of global liability driven investors, creating long-term value for clients through direct as well as indirect investments and real estate financing. The operational management of investments and assets is performed out of 18 offices in key gateway cities across 4 regions (West Europe, North & Central Europe, USA and Asia Pacific). For more information, please visit: www.allianz-realestate.com. PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With its launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the nearly 50 years since, the firm continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. PIMCO has offices around the world and 3,000+ professionals committed to delivering superior investment returns, solutions and service to its clients. PIMCO is owned by Allianz SE, a leading global diversified financial services provider.

Source: Allianz Real Estate, data as at 30th September 2021.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 120 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 802 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.9 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological, social and governance criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, launched on 12.11.2021. In 2020, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 140 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
Heimstaden Bostad is a leading European residential real estate company that buys, develops, and manages homes. Through our values Care, Dare and Share, we create value for owners and Friendly Homes for customers. We own about 150,000 homes with a property value of SEK 290 billion. Read more at www.heimstadenbostad.com

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