Corporate overview

FREO Group is an international investor, developer and manager of high-quality real estate.

Established in 1996, FREO now has 12 offices spread throughout Western Europe and the US, and currently has €2.1bn assets under management. FREO has worked on more than 60 projects totaling 2.4m sqm across Europe and the US. The company employs a unique team of 70 highly qualified real estate and finance professionals, highly experienced in the areas of investment, asset management and leasing, debt and equity structuring and fund management. Its vertically integrated business model and cohesive team of experienced local experts across its selected markets enables FREO to find relative value throughout the real estate cycle. The company provides a comprehensive asset management service tailored to the needs of its investors and covering the complete property life-cycle, including proprietary asset sourcing, prudent capital structuring, identification of value creation opportunities, and opportunistic disposals. FREO has delivered all of its projects via closed-ended funds or with co- investment partners comprising leading sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and private equity companies. FREO is wholly privately owned by its senior management, which delivers absolute alignment of interests for its partners and ensures its full focus is on successful execution of business plans.

Investment principles & strategy

FREO operates with a deep and cohesive network of interconnected and experienced professionals with long-standing local relationships in each market. This provides access to an attractive deal flow and enables the team to deploy capital effectively according to the different local real estate cycles. FREO only operates in markets it knows well and adopts an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to source opportunities where it possesses competitive advantages, often via off-market bilateral connections or limited marketing processes. The company targets specific micro- locations, looking to unlock the intrinsic value of assets through refurbishment, repositioning, and/or corporate restructuring. Its team has extensive experience in finding optimal solutions for complex ownership structures, providing a larger pool of opportunities to evaluate. By creating diversified portfolios, and applying a hands-on asset management approach, FREO is able to generate the best risk-adjusted returns for its partners and stakeholders. Its principal investment focus is to source and execute value-add/opportunistic deals in the gateway cities of Western Europe, focusing on micro-locations with proven growth potential and strong real estate fundamentals.

Strategic corporate development

2021

  • On 10 March, FREO France acquired an office building in Châtillon, south of Paris.
  • On 19 May, FREO France acquired a building in Puteaux-La Défense, project Lilo, to develop a student-housing and young professional residence.
  • On 1 July 2021, FREO US disposed of its stake in the DA Portfolio.
  • On 29 July 2021, FREO France closed an office building in Nanterre-La Défense, project Axe Etoile.
  • On 17 December 2021, FREO Spain acquired the Estel investment, a landmark office building in Barcelona.
  • On 30 December 2021, FREO Germany acquired the CNTRPiece investment, an office building in Hamburg now renamed NEXUS TriTowers.

2022

  • On 1 March 2022, Sebastian Mogos-Lindemann joins FREO Germany as Head of Investments and Managing Director

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

This information is for professional inves- tors only and does not constitute an offer solicitation or an invitation to make an offer with respect to (i) the purchase, acquisition or sale of any assets, shares, securities or other products of any nature or (ii) the provision of services or (iii) any other legal transaction. FREO Group is a business name of FREO Group S.A. and is used by other companies within FREO Group. FREO Group S.A. is registered in Luxembourg with registration number B181015 and registered address of 6A, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg.