FREO Group is an independent investment manager and developer of high-quality commercial real estate. Established in 1996, FREO now has 15 offices spread throughout Western Europe and the US, and currently has €2bn assets under management. FREO has worked on more than 50 projects totalling in excess of 2.1m sqm across Europe.
FREO employs a unique team of over 100 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. Our vertically-integrated business model and cohesive team of experienced local market experts across the select markets permits FREO the ability to find relative value throughout the various stages of the real estate cycle.
We provide a complete real estate lifecycle asset management service tailored to the needs of our investors including proprietary asset sourcing, prudent capital structuring, identification of value creation opportunities, and ultimately opportunistic disposals.
We have delivered all our projects via closed-ended funds or with co-investment partners comprising leading sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and private equity companies.
Lastly, FREO is wholly privately owned by its senior management, which delivers absolute alignment of interests for our partners and ensures our full focus is only 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.
Leveraging our network, we are able to gain access to attractive deal flow and deploy capital effectively with our partners according to the different local real estate cycles. We only operate in markets we know well and adopt an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to source opportunities where we possess competitive advantages, often via off-market bilateral connections or limited marketing processes. We target specific micro-locations and look to unlock the intrinsic value of assets through refurbishment, repositioning, and/or corporate restructuring. Our team has extensive experience in finding optimal solutions for complex ownership structures, providing us with a larger pool of opportunities to evaluate. By creating diversified portfolios, and applying a hands-on asset management approach, we are able to generate the best risk-adjusted returns for our partners and stakeholders.
Our principal investment focus in 2019–20 will be 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
- In 2014, the Group launched a global expansion programme with offices now open in the UK, France, Spain, Switzerland and the US.
- FREO Group has become a leading independent pan-European investment platform with over 100 employees in 15 offices and eight countries.
- FREO’s growth curve continues to rise as we seek to best serve our partners and stakeholders by accessing new global markets and widening the coverage of our existing platform.
- In 2018, FREO became a signatory to the UN PRI, demonstrating our commitment to responsible investing.
This information is for professional investors 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 Sarl is registered in Luxembourg with registration number B181015 and registered address of 6D, route de Trèves, L - 2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg.
News from FREO Group (Real Estate)
FREO banks on technology location Unterschleissheim and acquires site for office development download
The FREO Group has acquired a ca. 60,000 square metre site, at Landshuter Strasse 28 in Unterschleissheim, for commercial development.
FREO has made its first acquisition in the United States purchasing an 11-asset, 52-building industrial portfolio totaling 1.63 million square feet in infill, established industrial submarkets in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta MSAs. The portfolio was acquired from Berkeley Partners.
FREO has successfully closed its third operation in the Spanish market with the acquisition of two assets, an Office building in Madrid and an Industrial warehouse in Seville.
FREO Group, the international investment manager and developer, has celebrated the opening of the Mall of Switzerland, north of Lucerne.
FREO Group has held a topping-out ceremony for the Hilton hotels at Donnersberger Bridge in Munich.