Europa Capital is a dedicated real estate investment manager focused on the European markets. We specialise in investment through both equity and debt strategies where we employ our real estate asset management skills and experience to maximise value in all property classes across Europe.
Since its formation in 1995, Europa Capital has collectively raised thirteen real estate funds and committed to over 145 transactions totalling more than €12 billion across 21 European countries.
Europa Capital is a partnership majority owned by Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd, one of the world’s largest real estate groups, which is a strategic investor alongside Management.
Investment principles & strategy
VALUE ADD FUNDS
Europa Fund VI (2019, €590m committed to date)
Europa Fund V (2016, €716m incl. co-investment commitments)
Europa Fund IV (2012, €604m)
Europa Fund III (2007, €730m)
Europa Fund II (2004, €450m)
Europa Fund I (1999, €225m)
As a specialist value-add manager, we maintain strong proprietary deal flow through our regionally focused real estate investment teams and employ dedicated real estate professionals, with expertise in active asset management, refurbishment, change of use and development, to deliver investment performance through astute risk-based acquisition and active asset management strategies.
We identify asset-specific investment opportunities which have the potential for us to undertake asset improvement initiatives and to maximise rental growth opportunities and a summary of the value-add investment strategy is noted below:
- Provide a balanced portfolio of investments, diversifying risk by sector and geography.
- Focus on traditional sectors in key markets of France, Germany and the UK.
- Target and reposition capital-starved and under-managed properties from a variety of sources such as maturing equity funds and disposals from debt and equity fund portfolios.
- Target rental growth potential in ”winning” cities across the region.
- Employ moderate leverage to enhance equity returns, favouring assets with a strong income profile.
- Target individual investments below the size sought by global funds but above the reach of local capital sources.
- Seek opportunities for environmental and sustainable investing and improvement.
Europa Diversified Income Fund (raising)
Europa Diversified Income Fund is focused on creating stable and diversified income through investing in logistics, residential and offices. The Fund will capitalise on the structural changes of innovation and urbanisation, targeting strong economies in Western Europe, with a focus on France, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.
Through favourable sector weightings and leveraging Europa Capital’s value-add asset management skills, the Fund will aim to provide long-term outperformance of market benchmarks, for which ESG considerations are a key performance metric.
The initial seed portfolio, totalling c. €375 million of NAV, comprises a mix of logistics, residential and office investments. The portfolio, which has outperformed its market indices to date, is 98% occupied and has recorded 99% rent collection in 2020, demonstrating its resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. With accretive leverage, the Fund has €100 million of remaining capital to deploy into further acquisitions to diversify the portfolio. Importantly, some two thirds of EDIF’s annual income is in logistics and residential.
The Fund has also recently completed the acquisition of two residential buildings in the Øresund region of Copenhagen. Two more residential buildings on the same site are scheduled to be acquired in the first quarter of 2021.
Other Specialist Funds
Europa Generation Student Fund (2018, £95m)
Europa Emerging Europe Fund (2007, €164m)
French Real Estate Opportunity Fund (1997, $200m)
Europa Capital has an increasing specialism in senior and mezzanine debt origination in the UK through differentiated products.
Europa UK Debt III (2020, raising)
Europa UK Debt II (2019)
Europa UK Debt (2017)
Europa Mezzanine (2013)
Junior Debt Mandate (2013)
UK Mezzanine Fund (1995)
In the UK over the past eight years, the team has developed a strong network of contacts across regional markets. Europa Capital has advanced loans against property valued at over £1.1 billion of which under 13% has been in London, illustrating Europa Capital’s strategic regional focus.
Strategic corporate development
Europa Capital seeks to be a best-in-class real estate fund manager and will continue to focus on realising superior risk-adjusted returns through investment in European property markets, adding value to real estate through active asset management, strategic change of use or development in property assets across Europe. Europa Capital will continue to co-invest alongside investors in future funds and products, and to look for ways to deliver innovative investment solutions to help our clients meet their investment objectives.