BMO REP acquires mixed use trophy asset on Champs-Élysées

Transaction marks first club deal for BMO REP in France
December 2020

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BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP), the pan-European property investment and asset management specialist that is part of Canada’s BMO Financial Group’s £217 billion Global Asset Management business, has acquired a mixed-use trophy asset on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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This is BMO REP’s first club deal in France and has been undertaken together with two German pension funds.

The ultra-prime property, a prestigious Haussmann designed corner building located at 71-73 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, comprises 5,700 sqm of fully occupied lettable office and retail space across seven floors above ground and two basement levels.

Located on the ground and first floors, fronting onto the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the c. 1,600 sqm of retail space is let to luxury jeweller Dubail, the primary franchise retailer for Rolex in France, premium fashion brand Tara Jarmon and telecommunications company SFR. The office spaces on the upper floors, all of which have exterior balconies, are let to six tenants including insurance broker Cooper Gay and Bank Audi’s headquarters.

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This transaction reflects our capability in sourcing off-market transactions from private investors and in securing mutually beneficial conditions in the backdrop of the pandemic. This high-profile property further demonstrates our expertise within the prime luxury high-street retail sector. The investment provides both capital preservation as well as the potential for value creation in the medium term given the asset’s current income profile and the supportive dynamics underpinning this excellent micro location.

Adrien Brion, Head of Operations at BMO REP.

Linklaters (Françoise Maigrot), Etude Lasaygues (Stéphanie Boutemy), Arsene-Taxand, Arcadis and Creatis were advisors to BMO REP for the successful completion of this transaction.

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The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

The value of directly held property reflects the opinion of valuers and is reviewed periodically.

These assets can also be illiquid and significant or persistent redemptions may require the manager to sell properties at a lower market value adversely affecting the value of your investment.

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