Property of distribution networks
Cofinimmo also invests in buildings used by operating companies as networks of selling points for the direct sale of products or services to their clients. These assets are regrouped under the property of distribution networks segment and represent 16 % of the total portfolio.
In 2007 and 2011, Cofinimmo acquired by means of a sale and leaseback transaction, the real estate of two distribution networks: cafés and restaurants in Belgium and in the Netherlands rented to AB InBev, as well as insurance agencies in France rented to MAAF, a subsidiary of the French insurer Covéa. The fair value of the property of distribution networks portfolio amounts to 546 million EUR.
By acquiring these property assets and assuming responsibility for their structural upkeep of walls, roofs, external woodworks and facades, Cofinimmo allows the operating companies to focus on their core business. At the same time, it does not take any risk connected with the operational activities of these partners.
For both these networks, there is only one single corporate tenant and one long lease agreement, which generate a positive impact as well as high rental yields. The quality of the property locations guarantees an attractive residual value too.
Cofinimmo's in-house specialised teams assume the follow-up of the structural upkeep of the assets of both networks.
- Share in overall portfolio: 16 %
- Portfolio fair value: 553 million EUR
- Occupancy rate: 98.3 %
- Average residual lease length: 12.1 years
Belgium: Pubstone SA/NV
Boulevard de la Woluwe, 58
VAT: BE 0405 819 096
The Netherlands: Pubstone Properties BV
Claudius Prinsenlaan 128,
NL-4818 CP Breda
P: +31 76 201 92 78
VAT:NL 00.81.85.89.723 B01
Cofinimur I - Société anonyme au capital de 48,871,497.78 euros
10, avenue George V,
75008 Paris - FRANCE
VAT: 537 946 824 RCS Paris