BEOS Logistics

Joint venture for logistics facilities

Swiss Life Asset Managers and newly founded investor developer BEOS Logistics GmbH focus on urban logistics and large-scale distribution centres

 

  • New joint venture to develop logistics facilities is headed by Ingo Steves and Hendrik Staiger
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers has allocated up to EUR 100 million in equity to establish a land bank and fund new developments

Swiss Life Asset Managers, Ingo Steves and Stephan Bone-Winkel have announced a joint logistics real estate development venture: BEOS Logistics GmbH. Functioning as a project developer, the new company will sell its developments to Swiss Life Asset Managers investment funds, BEOS AG and third parties.

The new company is based in Berlin under the leadership of Ingo Steves, Managing Partner of BEOS Logistics, and Hendrik Staiger, Member of the Executive Board of Swiss Life Asset Managers in Germany and Member of the Board of BEOS. While the company’s development activities will initially focus on Germany, the intention is to expand into other European countries in the near future.

Per Erikson, CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers in Germany: “We are targeting ambitious growth. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly had a major impact on the logistics market, although demand for logistics space in Europe has been increasing rapidly for years now and has long exceeded the supply of new facilities. This is where we would like to support the market by developing innovative and architecturally attractive logistics as the partner of choice for local authorities and logistics users”.

“We provide every service our partners would expect from a leading investor developer. In addition to large logistics halls and distribution centres, we will also redevelop brownfield sites and develop transshipment centres for urban logistics providers. As part of Swiss Life Asset Managers, we have the financial muscle to not only implement built-to-suit projects, but also to make upfront investments, hold land and develop without pre-letting. We can acquire attractive plots of land and logistics properties that meet our requirements at very short notice”, says Ingo Steves.

Swiss Life Asset Managers is providing up to EUR 100 million to establish a land bank and fund new logistics developments.

“As a joint venture between Swiss Life Asset Managers and BEOS, our new company, BEOS Logistics, draws on a well-established network of industry professionals and local market experts from day one. In addition, we can play to our strengths and combine our corporate real estate and logistics development to create and utilise synergy benefits”, emphasises Hendrik Staiger, head of the Industrial & Logistics division at Swiss Life Asset Managers in
Germany.

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