A Colliers case study of our client: Bouwfonds Introduction Bouwfonds Investment Management (Bouwfonds IM) is the real asset investment management division of Rabo Real Estate Group, one of Europe’s leading real estate companies. They offer distinctive investment products for institutional and private clients in selected real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Bouwfonds IM manages a portfolio with a total value of nearly € 6 billion, distributed among the following sectors: commercial & residential real estate, communication infrastructure, parking, and agriculture. Bouwfonds IM has local offices in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland and Romania, and employs over 150 FTE. Challenge Core residential; Full ownership; An investment volume of at least € 5 million per asset is required; Properties built after 1990 or if older then fully refurbished. Strategy Colliers International Real Estate guides Bouwfonds with the acquisitions in the Netherlands; Get directly in contact with sectoral property fund for pension funds and/or fund managers. Results In 2013 we bought in 7 properties for a total amount of approx. € 65 million and we worked for a deed of transfer within approx. 3 months.