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La Defense in Almere sold to a listed investor

Big shiny office building in Almere as seen from te sky
A German closed-end fund has sold the La Defense office building in Almere to a listed real estate investor. The building at the W. Dreesweg 16 is conveniently located in Almere-Stad near the Almere Centrum railway station.

La Defense, known for its characteristic shapes and colorful facades, is a development from 2005 after a design by UN Studios. The office complex consists of two building parts with a total surface area of 20,000 sqm LFA and a parking garage with 300 parking spaces.

The sold building section consists of 6 floors with a lettable floor area of approximately 12,000 sqm LFA and 185 parking spaces and has been fully let to the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) since completion. The other building section is approximately 8,000 sqm in size and is owned by the Dutch government and is in use by the tax authorities.

Real estate advisor Colliers International advised the seller commercially in this transaction, Source Law provided legal advice. The buyer was advised by DRS (commercial), Osborne Clarke (legal) and Amstelius (technical).

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Tom van Laar

Associate Director


Tom has been active in the real estate industry since 2014 in various roles. In January 2017 Tom became part of the Capital Markets Team, where he focuses on commercial real estate and more specifically on office investments. In his role he advises clients on the acquisition and divestment of assets. Amongst his clients are both institutional investors as well as private equity investors. Besides single asset- and portfolio transactions, Tom has been involved in significant (non-performing) loan transactions such as Project Swan and Project Purple.

Prior to joining the Capital Markets Team, Tom has worked in the Valuations department as a registered valuer. During this time he gained experience with the valuation of commercial real estate and developed his specialism for offices.


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