KanAm Grund Group is purchasing the L'Albero office building near Paris
- For an institutional real estate fund
- The location is growing into one of Europe's leading technological centers
- The tenant is the engineering and technology consulting company AKKA Technologies
Frankfurt, 28 May, 2019 – The KanAm Grund Group has bought the L'Albero office building in France for an institutional fund. The property is a 9-story office building with two underground and garage levels. The L'Albero building is located in the center of Guyancourt, one of the 12 communities of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, located about 20 kilometers to the South West of Paris. This is the second largest office center on the Paris ring motorway. With a total usable area of around 10,800 square meters, the L'Albero is fully let to AKKA Technologies, a European engineering and technology consulting company. It has been agreed with the KEYS Group to keep the sales price confidential.
The L'Albero, in Guyancourt, was completed in 1978 and fully refurbished by the KEYS Group assisted by real estate specialists of B&C France during 2017/2018. The building, located on a prominent corner plot, marked by a highly recognizable architectural design, is located near the train station, with suburban transport connections into the surrounding area and the RER C commuter railway to Paris. Journey times to central Paris are around 30 minutes. Renowned companies such as Renault, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Nissan, Cap Gemini and Honeywell, to name but a few, are located within close proximity of the property.
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines has been a member of the "Operation of National Interest" ("OIN") Paris Saclay since 2005, a project aiming to strengthen the technology and business sectors in the region. Their dedicated aim is to turn the region into Europe's leading technological center. Important universities, such as the business school HEC and the École Polytechnique, have already established themselves in the area.
AKKA Technologies, the tenant of the L'Albero building, is a European engineering and technology consulting company founded in 1984. Other industry leaders in the aerospace, railway, automotive, aeronautics and defense industries like AKKA include IBM, Microsoft and SAP. AKKA has over 50 offices in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, India, Morocco, Romania, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
With the purchase of this property, this institutional real estate fund by KanAm Grund Group now holds investments in 12 properties in 11 locations within 6 countries – France, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This real estate fund joins a growing family of specialized institutional funds by the KanAm Grund Group, More of these specialist funds for semi- and professional institutional investors are being prepared by the KanAm Grund Group. Clients investing in this KanAm Grund Group family of funds include banks, with their depot A investments, enterprises and church assets, pension funds and high-net worth family assets.