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AIK acquires Hofstaete in The Hague from ING REIM NL

Today, aik (APO Immobilien-Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbh), the property investment company for occupational pension funds and insurance companies, acquired the office building ‘Gebouw Hofstaete’ at the Parkstraat in The Hague on behalf of one of their real estate open-ended funds. Hofstaete was part of the ING Dutch Office Fund, an unlisted real estate fund managed by ING Real Estate Investment Management Netherlands (ING REIM NL).

Hofstaete is a well-known office building in The Hague, comprising approximately 4,193 m². It is located right in the middle of the city center, close to The Hague Central Station and within a walking distance to the government premises at Het Binnenhof, the political heart of the city. The property also comprises 30 parking spaces.

The property was completed in 1986 and was recently extensively refurbished on behalf of the main tenant the Rijksgebouwendienst. ING REIM NL signed a five-year lease agreement for approximately 1,770 m² with the Rijksgebouwendienst in March this year. The other main tenant is K.N.C.V. Approximately 700 m² of office space is still to be let.

aik was advised by Houthoff Buruma, PRC and Savills. Deltastate makelaars en vastgoedadviseurs and NautaDutilh represented ING REIM NL.

Contact information:

ING Real Estate Investment Management
Sara Thijssen
T +31 70 3419115, E sara.thijssen@ingrealestate.com

APO Immobilien-Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
Lucie Richardson
T +49 211 5374 20 138, E lucie.richardson@aik-invest.de

About ING Real Estate Investment Management

ING Real Estate Investment Management focuses on the investment management of quality real estate in all major global markets with a total portfolio of EUR 62.4 billion (as per 31 March 2011). ING Real Estate Investment Management is one of the leading investment management companies and serves a broad client base from four continents, Europe, North America and South America, Asia and Australia.

ING Real Estate Investment Management is part of ING Group, a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries.

About aik
APO Immobilien-Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH (aik) is an associated company of the Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank, Germany’s leading financial service provider in the health care sector, and has established itself successfully as the real estate investment company for occupational pension funds and insurance companies since it was founded in 1999.

With the annual growth rates of more than 30% the real estate asset management firm has established and maintained a leading market position in the occupational pension funds sector.

aik’s assets under management currently amount to 136 office and retail buildings located in the European inner cities of Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Austria, and Germany with a total volume of approximately 1.7bn €.

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