Alides Polska and AYA Properties Fund announce joint acquisition of the Metron office building in a prime location in Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland – 2024.05.24– Alides Polska, a subsidiary of Belgian developer Alides, and Aya Properties Fund,are pleased to announce the joint acquisition of the Metron office building located at Aleja Niepodległości 69 in Warsaw’s prestigious Mokotów district from a Polish SPV held by Patrizia.

Centrally located, excellent connectivity

The property enjoys a strategic location along Niepodległości Avenue, a vital north-south traffic artery in Warsaw. This well-connected address offers tenants convenient access to the Warsaw city center, with a direct metro connection (Wierzbno station, Metro M1 Line) providing an 8-minute commute. Additionally, the building benefits from its proximity to established amenities within the thriving Mokotów district.

Modern office space with green credentials

The 9-story building offers a total gross leasable area of approximately 9,700 square meters. The property holds a BREEAM Very Good certification, reflecting its commitment to sustainability and efficient operations.

Rikkert Leeman, CEO of Alides: “By leveraging our hybrid real estate expertise as both investor and developer, we target prime urban locations in Poland for residential and office projects that perfectly align with our strategy. This successful approach is demonstrably proven by our track record in Gdansk and Warsaw, and is further exemplified by this acquisition, which perfectly matches our criteria.”

Sustainability and expansion strategy align

This acquisition aligns perfectly with Alides’ Real Estate Upcycling Strategy and the ESG strategy of AYA Properties Fund. Alides and AYA Properties Fund are dedicated to building a strong partnership to maximize the value of this prime office building. Due diligence for this transaction was conducted by the law firm Sadkowski and the engineering company DIL Polska Baumanagement.

Didier Balcaen, CEO at AYA Properties Fund: “This acquisition underlines our long-term belief in the CEE markets. We intend to further expand our portfolio with core assets in our focus markets, both in capitals as in regional cities. Combining our knowhow and values with a partner as Alides, positions us as a reliable landlord for current and future tenants.”.

About Alides and Alides Polska

Alides (www.alides.be) is a renowned international real estate investor and developer specializing in office and residential properties, with a strong presence in prime urban locations in Belgium, Poland, and Luxembourg. Its mission as “Your Partner in Real Estate” stems from the family roots of the Ghent-based Maes Group (founded in 1892) and is translated into a “Real Estate Upcycling” strategy with a focus on quality, sustainability, and innovation.

Alides Polska (www.alides.pl) is a subsidiary of the Belgian developer and investor Alides, operating on the Polish market since 2017. The company has already made several significant acquisitions, strengthening its position on the Polish real estate market:

  • 2017: Jointly with Revive, the acquisition of 16 hectares of Gdańsk’s Imperial Shipyard for a revitalization project blending historic preservation with modern development.
  • 2021: Purchase of the Waterside office building in Gdańsk, initiating a residential and commercial development project integrating modern urbanism with Gdańsk’s historical center.
  • 2022: Acquisition of land at Karolkowa 53 in Warsaw’s Wola district for a residential investment of 114 apartments. Scheduled to be introduced to the market in the summer of this year.
  • 2024: Acquisition of land at Jana Kazimierza 68a in Warsaw’s Wola district for a multi-family housing project.

About AYA Properties Fund

AYA Properties Fund (www.ayapropertiesfund.eu) is a Belgian-owned evergreen REIM focusing on office developments in CEE. As a family-owned company, AYA Properties Fund prioritizes long-term relationships with its partners, emphasizing both quality and the real-time implementation of its ESG standards.

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