Generali and Predica acquire “Europe Avenue”, an HQE-certified office complex
Generali France and Predica, a Crédit Agricole Assurances subsidiary, have acquired Europe Avenue from Beacon Capital on an equal ownership basis for more than €400 million.
Delivered in 2009 and located at 17 Avenue de l’Europe in the Paris suburb of Bois-Colombes, this 65,000m² office complex comprising five buildings has been certified to HQE green-building standard and is poised to earn the new HQE Exploitation certification
The entire building is already let. IBM has moved its French headquarters there, occupying 42,000 m² (with two leases, one on a 6-9 year basis and the other for a firm ten-year period). GDF Suez and its subsidiaries occupy a further 23,000 m² under a firm nine-year lease.
The buyers were advised on this transaction by Dauchez & Associés, Oudot & Associés, Artequation, Wragge, Fairway, Herbert Smith, Jones Day, Ernst & Young and Catella Valuations. Predica was assisted by Crédit Agricole Immobilier. Financing was provided by BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole CIB. Beacon Capital was assisted by Katz, Ernst & Young, and Linklaters.