Investment

a.s.r. Real Estate

a.s.r. Real Estate invests for its clients in retail properties, residential units, offices, agricultural land and country estates.

a.s.r. Real Estate seeks to make the assets in its portofolio ever more sustainable, in terms of both energy efficiency and ecological impact. Wherever possible, a.s.r. strives to achieve this at residential and commercial properties at a natural time, i.e. when major repairs are scheduled and when it is finacially expedient. Within the portfolios green solutions are used as far as possible, such as LED lightning, hig-efficiency boilers, water-saving plumbing and sedum roofs.

Residential properties

All residential properties of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund have an average of energy efficiency rating C. Improvements were made in 2015 with the renovation of a residential complex in Rosmalen (from F to B) and the addition of a large numer of new residences with energy efficiency rating A. In addition, the Futura apartment complex in Zoetermeer is the first residential building in the Netherlands that has been awarded the BREEAM 'Very Good' rating.

Rural real estate

Investments in rural real estate continued to grow in 2015 thanks to a portfolio expansion by 920 hectates to a total of 34,000 hectares and value appreciation. Over the past 125 years, a.s.r. has built up a portfolio of more than 34,000 hectares, making it the largest private owner of agricultural land in the Netherlands. The value of the assets is € 1,117 million. 

a.s.r. REIM's forestry management complies with the principles of sustainable forestry. a.s.r. REIM endorses and manages its forest land and natural areas in accordance with the codes of conduct for nature and forestry management. These codes are written by Bosschap, the product board of land and nature owners in the Netherlands, in partnership with Federatie Particulier Grondbezit, the federation of private land owners, SBNL, an organization for private and agricultural nature management, the Society for the Preservation of Nature in the Netherlands, 12 Landschappen, an organization for landscape mangement and others. 

Investments

Every year, CSR performance is measured and made transparent in the GRESB, GRESB is an independent, scientifically-based benchmark which assesses sustainability policies and their execution of real estate funds and portfolios worldwide.

ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund (DPRF)
In 2016, ASR DPRF was awarded Green Star status with three stars. Our aim is to maintain this position and improve upon it.

GRESB 3 star

 

ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund (DCRF)
In the past year the Fund’s efforts have been rewarded with the high distinction of Green Star (two stars). Since 2014, its score has improved by 40%.

GRESB 2 star