MITISKA REIM achieves successful exit of a Belgian retail park

MITISKA REIM achieves successful exit of a Belgian retail park

MITISKA REIM, on behalf of its real estate fund “First Retail International” (FRI), and its joint-venture partner A.B.L.I. have sold the retail park “Parc Commercial Les Dauphins” in Mouscron, Belgium. The retail park has been acquired by Fidelity Worldwide Investment, on behalf of their open-ended institutional real estate fund FIREF Eurozone Select.

“Parc Commercial Les Dauphins” is a 23.000 m² modern retail park with 620 free parking spaces. The newly developed retail park (°2013) features 30 shops and is anchored by Delhaize and H&M. Other occupiers include Krëfel, Zeb, JBC, Maisons du Monde, Pizza Hut and Hema. The retail park is 100% let.

Jan Du Bois, Director Belgium at MITISKA REIM, said: “The sale of “Parc Commercial Les Dauphins” is in line with our fund strategy, to identify and implement development and value-adding initiatives in the European retail park niche, and then crystallise that value by selling when investor demand is strong. Having completed a successful development over the course of the fund ownership in fruitful collaboration with our joint-venture partner A.B.L.I., I am pleased we have been able to dispose of the investment at an optimum time in the market cycle.

Axel Despriet, CEO at MITISKA REIM, added: “We are delighted with the outcome of this sale transaction as we have been able to deliver superior returns to our investors way above the fund’s return target. This is a strong prove of concept of our fund’s strategy based on specialist retail park expertise, commitment and energy of the MITISKA REIM and A.B.L.I. team supported by the guidance of the fund’s experienced board of directors throughout the investment cycle. This transaction re-affirms the fact that liquidity in the retail park market and within the fund remains strong. The fund enters the latter part of 2015 in great shape as well in terms of its financial standing and its strong asset base as its prospects for future performance.

For further information, please contact:

Jan Du Bois, Director Belgium, MITISKA REIM – Tel.: +32 2 583 19 50 – email:
Axel Despriet, CEO, MITISKA REIM – Tel.: +32 2 583 19 42 – e-mail:
Luc Geuten, Executive Chairman, MITISKA REIM – Tel.: +32 2 583 19 50 – e-mail:

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