Investment and management activities involving complex assets.

The Real Estate team is focused on investments in real property assets. The team draws on its in-depth local market knowledge in order to reposition and manage assets of all sizes. Its investment philosophy rests on three pillars: a strong investment culture, considerable experience in repositioning based on an understanding of user needs and a specific vision resulting in a set of objectives developed for each asset.

Approach   Understanding tenant requirements

Keeping abreast of trends affecting users to better understand their current and future needs is key to making sure that building transformation projects are relevant and helps to identify the specific renovations required as precisely as possible. This principle holds true for all asset types: office space, residential properties, logistics facilities, hotels, retail space, etc.

Society and the way we live are constantly changing, thus giving rise to many opportunities to reposition buildings that have become obsolete. In an environment of uncertainty, it is more vital than ever to return to the fundamentals of supply and demand, by bringing products to market that meet the actual needs of users. Our approach also enhances the resilience of these assets to financial cycles.

Investment criteria   Rigorous approach to entry values, no compromises when it comes to real estate fundamentals, with a focus on liquidity

Our investment culture leads us to be extremely selective, with a focus on value at the time of acquisition, without ever losing sight of the asset’s liquidity. There are a number of key factors contributing to the success of our acquisitions: a strategy targeting a limited geographic area, a large network of institutional investors and private family offices, credibility, reputation and responsiveness, to name just a few.

Understanding the reasons behind the obsolescence of certain buildings helps us acquire value and put in place a specific repositioning vision to ensure the return to liquidity. Our strategy is therefore resilient and highly effective for our investors in the event of a positive cycle.

Our ties with the company’s private equity teams, and their expertise in LBO and impact investing, also means that we can unlock synergies and effectively analyse “opco/propco” opportunities (separating the property asset from the trading business by transferring the former to a property holding company that leases it back to the operating company).

Investment criteria   A necessary vision and active management

Our investors place their trust in us due to our ability to source deals outside the market, execute complex repositioning projects and enlist the services of skilled professionals. As experts, we never compromise when it comes to real estate fundamentals. A specific analysis is carried out for each project, involving a “product” vision, the selection of the best architect, a tailor-made marketing strategy and the determination of the appropriate ratio between the cost of works and the return on investment. Our reputation and track record of achievements strengthen our ties with all decision-makers.

Our active management is always in-house and involves our discretionary funds as well as the separate mandates under which our investors are able to take advantage of our expertise and investor culture. In this regard, we offer a combination that is without equal in the French market.

At the same time, as an asset management company approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF, the French securities regulator), our platform and its multi-sector expertise give us a deep understanding of key macroeconomic trends.

Key   figures

Real Estate team, from left to right: Matthieu Guignard, Paul du Fraysseix, Alexandre de Moussac, Sarah Koleckar, Jean-Philippe Olgiati, Gad Botbol and Jean Laisné.
“In a market where major players are placing a priority on size above all else, coupled with a low interest rate environment, we have set our sights on further strengthening our rigorous approach to entry values without compromising in any way on the liquidity of our assets, and continuing to reinforce the in-house, local and expert active management of our real estate portfolio. These are all key factors for success and resilience in an extremely volatile financial market.”
Jean-Philippe Olgiati – Partner and Managing Director – Real Estate

ESG best practices

All the transformation projects we undertake result in tangible improvements in terms of environmental criteria and building performance by working to obtain labels and certifications.
– Environmental certification: BREEAM Very Good
– Quality of life at work label: OsmoZ (Certivéa)
– WiredScore digital connectivity certification
– Environmental certifications: BREEAM Very Good, Bâtiment Basse Consommation
– Quality of life at work label: OsmoZ (Certivéa)
– WiredScore digital connectivity certification

In brief   Investment profile

TARGET ASSETS Office space, residential properties, logistics facilities, hotels, retail space, mixed-use projects, etc.
SPECIALIZATION Restructuring and repositioning
TARGET INVESTMENT SIZE Between €30 million and €300 million




Fund: WREP#3



Fund: WREP#3



Fund: WREP#3