29 September 2020 DHS Real Estate Investment Management (DHS REIM), an independent real estate manager based in Amsterdam, has been established by René de Heus to provide fully integrated services in the areas of investment management, asset management and leasing management. With in-depth knowledge of the Benelux real estate market, de Heus has executed over €2 billion in transactions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg in the sectors of offices, logistics & residential in his previous roles.
DHS REIM have entered a strategic partnership with PGIM Real Estate to acquire and manage assets in the Dutch market. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1.3trn global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.
PGIM Real Estate has an existing presence in the Netherlands, having been active in the region across both its debt and equity platforms. This strategic partnership builds on and strengthens this ongoing activity, focused on PGIM Real Estate’s equity platform with DHS REIMproviding on-the-ground asset management support and sourcing deal origination for PGIM Real Estate’s European Core, Core Plus and Value-Add strategies.
René de Heus, Managing Director of DHS REIM comments, “We are very pleased being selected as the operating partner for PGIM Real Estate which will help building our real estate platform further. Covering the Core, Core Plus and Value-Add strategies will contribute in increasing our exposure in the Office, Logistics and Residential markets. DHS REIM will be focussing on sourcing the best product fitting to the various investment strategies”.
Dominik Brambring, Head of Transactions for Germany and the Netherlands at PGIM Real Estate comments, “We are delighted to partner with DHS REIM as we look to increase PGIM Real Estate’s European footprint. We consider the Netherlands one of the major European markets with exciting investment opportunities. We especially think that the Amsterdam market is one of the most interesting in Europe today. This strategic partnership strengthens the existing activity of the team and demonstrates our commitment to the region. René de Heus knows the Dutch market intimately and will bring real value to our business.”