Just three months after the launch of its new pan-European fund, MNK Europe +, MNK Partners has made its first investment and diversified its geographical presence with the acquisition of an office asset in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Located in one of the main cities of the country, in the center of the Netherlands, this office building of 2,176 sqm, built in 2003, is fully leased to the international audit, tax and consulting firm, Mazars, present in 90 countries with 44,000 employees.
Mansour Khalifé, Chairman of MNK Partners, said: “This first asset is fully in line with MNK Europe+’s strategy of acquiring quality assets and committing to a policy of “greening” its assets. It also demonstrates the ability of MNK Partners’ teams to diversify the geography of assets, to quickly seize opportunities that can generate a return (not guaranteed) and to favor investments in assets that respect ESG criteria.”
Indeed, the asset is exemplary of the environmental and social strategy that MNK Partners is pursuing for its MNK Europe + fund: rated A in terms of energy performance, it is equipped with windows with automatic photosensitive shutters, electric charging stations in the parking lot, a heating and air conditioning system using a heat pump and an LED lighting system; it is also fully accessible to disabled people. Finally, the tenant, Mazars, is known for its ESG commitment.
The building is located in an office district in the southwest of the city of Utrecht, in the immediate vicinity of a residential area of 1,500 houses with the necessary amenities that is currently being built.
As of now, MNK Partners plans to further green the building and is considering installing photovoltaic panels on the roof to further improve the sustainability of the building.