14 March 2023, Amsterdam
DHS Real Estate Investment Management (DHS REIM) and Baltisse conclude a strategic cooperation agreement to expand the real estate investment platform from Baltisse towards the Netherlands. DHS REIM will be exclusively mandated for the sourcing of investment product, taking care of the asset management hereof and executing the business plans.
Baltisse is the family investment office of the Flemish entrepreneurial family around Filip Balcaen, founded and established in Ghent, in 2007. The company is primarily active in private equity and real estate with a primary focus on the creation of value by applying entrepreneurship to its investments. The current portfolio consists of assets in Belgium, Luxemburg, Romania, Poland and the United States.
With this strategic agreement, Baltisse will commit itself to a strong growth of the allocation of its real estate investments within the Benelux. The main focus will be acquiring value add real estate, where value can be created through the improvement of energy efficiency and limiting the carbon footprint of the assets.
DHS REIM is an independent real estate investment-, fund-, and asset manager and development company active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.
DHS REIM will be responsible for the sourcing of product and asset management and will co-invest together with Baltisse in the new joint venture structures which will be established.
René de Heus, Managing Director DHS REIM: “We are pleased that we have been assigned as the local operating partner for Baltisse and in this way being able to further grow our platform. Through the focus on both Core Plus and Value Add for the Baltisse portfolio, our collaboration will expand our exposure within the real estate markets. The most important short- and middle-long term focus of DHS REIM will be finding the most suitable investment opportunities fitting the various investment strategies of Baltisse”.
Simon Balcaen, Director Real Estate Baltisse: “We are very satisfied with the cooperation with DHS REIM who will assist us in expanding our current portfolio in the Netherlands. We experience the Netherlands as one of the bigger investment markets in Europe with strong market fundamentals. This strategic cooperation strengthens our current activity and shows involvement in the Dutch market. We are convinced that DHS REIM possesses in-depth knowledge of the Dutch market and that they will be able to add value to our planned investment activities”.