We are constantly aware that we are investing the capital built up by pension fund participants. We take it for granted that we do this will all due care and in accordance with all laws and regulations. Financial security is incredibly important for both pension funds and their policy holders. And our roots in the Dutch pension world give us the clear advantage that we can see things from our clients’ perspective. They know their real estate investments are in safe hands with us and that we will make sure they can meet their financial commitments in the long term.
We have invested the pension capital of generations of employees in the construction sector for bpfBOUW all the way back to 1952. We invest in places where people live, work, shop and relax, with a clear focus on high-quality real estate. And very importantly for our clients, we take a long-term view of investment. Not only do we invest in real estate, we invest in our real estate, adding value for our tenants and our investors.
We have our own research department and our research specialists look way beyond the developments in the real estate market itself. Because we also research how other trends and factors – the likes of CSR and sustainability, economic and demographic trends - impact the value of residential, retail and office real estate. All our investment decisions are based on the results of our extensive research, together with decades of real estate investment expertise.
Independent organisations such as IPD constantly assess performance, both in the Netherlands and internationally, and compare that performance with that of our competitors by. We have emerged as one of the top performers in a number of real estate investment surveys, both for our investments in the Netherlands and our international portfolio. We have set ourselves very ambitious long-term investment targets and we aim to meet or beat those targets.