Living + Working* – a Fund of Innovative Diversity
Swiss Life REF (DE) European Real Estate Living and Working — or “Living + Working” for short — is an open-ended property fund for private investors in Germany. With its groundbreaking fund strategy, Living + Working sets new standards for how to align with the latest market trends and mega trends. The fund strategy has the following objectives: Earning a stable long-term income, and taking a responsible approach to risk management. It is a conservative fund in the true sense of the word — and this is something that counts in uncertain times. These benefits make the Living + Working fund the optimal basis for solid long-term planning in a self-determined, confident approach.
More Types of Real Estate for Added Stability
Living + Working: People tend to live and work in buildings — so it’s all in the name! The investment focus is aimed primarily at the property segments health and residential (living), on the one hand, plus office and retail (working), on the other hand. The medium-term goal of the fund management is to set up a property target portfolio consisting of residential and healthcare real estate (including retirement homes, care homes, medical centres, etc.) and of office and retail real estate. With this allocation by use classes, Living + Working sets itself apart from the majority of open-ended public real estate funds. The difference being that the different property types are evenly allocated in the Living + Working investment fund. This reduces the risk of making yourself dependent on a single property segment.
These Asset Classes Ensure Sound Revenues from Intangible Real Estate Assets
«The new Swiss Life Living + Working is the first open-ended property fund with a particularly balanced blend of property types.»
Walter Seul, Executive Director Swiss Life Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
The Success Factors
The investment focus is on stable and transparent markets in Germany and Europe.
Investing in mega trends
Seizing the opportunities of demographic change and the accelerating urbanisation.
Playing for high stakes
Swiss Life is committed from the start as co-investor.
Mixed types of use
Living + Working invests in real estate of the use types residential and healthcare (“Living”) as well as office and retail (“Working”).
Swiss Life Asset Managers is one of Europe’s biggest property managers, with currently EUR 81.0 billion* in real estate assets under management.
To compensate for inflation, the fund often signs indexed lease.
*Real estate under management as of 31 Dezember 2018
Portfolio drilldown by type of use*
* Acquired real estate, including new-build assets; referring to properties that were bought but whose transfer of rights and duties (i.e. the transfer of ownership to the fund) is still pending.
Swiss Life Asset Managers have more than 160 years of experience in managing the assets of Swiss Life Group. Its origin in the insurance business defines the investment philosophy. It places a premium on capital-preservation, the generating of a steady long-term income, and the responsible handling of threats. Swiss Life Asset Managers have also made this time-tested approach available to third parties in Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.
As of 31 Dezember 2018, Swiss Life Asset Managers had EUR 206.7 billion in assets under management on behalf of Swiss Life Group, there of more than EUR 63.3 billion in the third-party investment business.
Moreover, Swiss Life Assets Managers is the leading property manager in Europe (see the 2015, 2016, 2017 ans 2018 edition of PropertyEU’s publication “Top 100 Investors”).
Out of a total of EUR 206.7 billion in assets under management, EUR 55.0 billion are invested in real estate. In addition, Swiss Life Asset Managers manages a total of EUR 25.3 billion in real estate assets through its subsidiaries Livit and CORPUS SIREO Real Estate. By the end of December 2018, the real estate under management added up to a total of c. EUR 81.0 billion.
Swiss Life Asset Managers employs more than 1,800 people in Europe, more than 1,400 of whom work in the real estate business.
CORPUS SIREO Real Estate is a multiple award-winning, multidisciplinary real estate service provider. The company is active in Germany and other countries in Europe as fund and asset manager, investors and property developer. It also acts as co-investment partner for pan-European real estate investments. CORPUS SIREO Real Estate employs around 570 staff in 10 different locations in Germany and Luxembourg, and operates as autonomous business unit of Swiss Life Asset Managers.
CORPUS SIREO Real Estate currently manages real estate investment funds in a combined volume of EUR 3.1 billion. With its expertise and presence on the ground in Germany’s regional markets, including the healthcare real estate sector where the company is one of the German market leaders.
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Represented by the Senior Management
Dr. Christine Bernhofer
Dr. Bernd Wieberneit
Martin Eberhardt, FRICS
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* Swiss Life REF (DE) European Real Estate Living and Working, ISIN: DE000A2ATC31