Europe II - Retail has received equity commitments from 16 institutional investors since its launch in July 2012, with some investors increasing their original commitments. The Fund follows a risk/return profile of core to core plus and invests in European retail assets.
The fund focus is on retail assets with long leases let to tenants with a strong covenant, providing potential for an income return of at least 5.0% pa. The fund is a conservative investment vehicle and is of particular interest to diversify risk from office-heavy institutional property portfolios.
The fund is co-managed by Helmut Jahn and Ian Jones. Ian Jones joined Savills Investment Management in 2007 and has 28 years of real estate experience. As Director of Investment, Ian is responsible for cross border transactions, originating and managing transaction activities as well as defining the strategic investment focus of the European Retail Fund.
Helmut joined Savills Investment Management in 2012 and has 28 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Savills IM, Helmut managed a real estate special fund for German institutional investors with a total volume of EUR 1.3 billion at TMW (previously Pramerica), focussing on office and retail assets across Western Europe. Helmut draws on his extensive experience covering fund, asset and transaction management.