REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
businesswire | December 15, 2020
KKR, a main worldwide speculation firm, today declared the obtaining of a 600,000 square foot mechanical dispersion property in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The property is the principal procurement by KKR's land business in the Lehigh Valley market.
The resource is a best in class satisfaction focus finished in 2020, which is found only minutes from Allentown and offers superb network to New York and the more extensive Tri-State zone inside a two hour drive. The property was 100% rented at procurement to excellent occupant on a drawn out premise. KKR procured the resource from the engineer, the Keith Corporation.
“We are excited to expand our broader industrial footprint with our first acquisition in the Lehigh Valley market,” said Roger Morales, KKR Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions in the Americas.
KKR is making the speculation through its center in addition to land system. Across its assets, KKR now possesses more than 31 million square feet of mechanical property in essential areas across significant metropolitan regions in the U.S. Since dispatching a devoted land stage in 2011, KKR has developed land AUM to roughly $14 billion across the U.S., Europe and Asia as of September 30, 2020. The worldwide land group comprises of more than 90 devoted venture experts, spreading over both the value and credit organizations.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, credit and real assets, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR
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businesswire | November 18, 2020
Parque Arauco S.A. announces that for the fifth consecutive year, it is the only Chilean real estate company in the Emerging Markets Dow Jones Sustainability Index ,Dow Jones Sustainability Chile Index and Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is one of the most rigorous and well respected indices in the world. Its methodology independently evaluates more than 7,300 companies, from 60 industries in more than 40 countries. The focus of the evaluation analyzes the information of over 100 industry-specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to the companies’ success. In the real estate sector some of the most important factors reviewed are corporate governance, risk and crisis management, as well as customer relationship practices. Additionally, climate change, operational eco-efficiency, conservation and environmental efficiency strategy is evaluated. Social factors evaluated include human capital, labor practices, integration and stakeholder engagement.
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global commented: “We congratulate Parque Arauco for being included in the DJSI Emerging Markets, Chile and MILA Indexes. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and planet."
Parque Arauco and sustainability management
Parque Arauco has defined its strategic pillars as growth, profitability and sustainability. The Company has a sustainability agenda that is periodically reviewed by a corporate committee made up of top level executives. Additionally, the Board of Directors receives status updates at least three times a year.
In this context, it is possible to mention a few of the recent advancements made in sustainability.
Regarding environmental matters, in 2019, Parque Arauco tripled its use of renewable energy and reduced its carbon footprint by 60%. Also, more than 16,300 cubic meters of water were recycled for garden irrigation and cleaning purposes, and more than 3,700 tons of waste were recycled, which was an increase of 20% from 2018. In social integration matters, the company developed more than 220 fairs, supporting 1,500 entrepreneurs in its shopping centers in 2019. Additionally, Parque Arauco has been recognized for its good labor practices and works with strategic suppliers to promote sustainability practices.
Currently, Parque Arauco has 1,075,500 m2 of total GLA in Chile, Peru, and Colombia. The Company inaugurated its first shopping center in Chile in 1982, entered Peru in 2006 and Colombia in 2008. The company’s assets include 8 regional shopping centers, 1 neighborhood center, 4 premium outlet malls and 17 strip centers in Chile; 6 regional shopping centers, 9 neighborhood centers, 2 premium outlet malls and 3 strip centers in Peru; 3 regional shopping centers and 1 premium outlet mall in Colombia, as well as a land bank to contribute to the company’s future growth plans.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
KKR | March 24, 2022
KKR, a premier global investment firm, announced on March 23rd that it has expanded its self-storage real estate portfolio.The acquisition was made through KKR Real EstateParntersAmericas III. The acquisition was made through KKR Real Estate Parnters Americas III.
Denver and Nashville are important destinations for our self-storage investing strategy, and we are excited to grow our footprint in both markets with the purchase of three modern, well-located properties. We are continuing our focus on acquiring high-quality assets in growth markets and working with our team of experienced operators to deliver a best-in-class user experience for self-storage customers.”
Ben Brudney, a Director in the real estate group at KKR
The two properties in Denver were complete in 2017 and 2018 while the property in Nashville was completed in 2018. With the purchase, KKR has added a total of 2,000 units to its self-storage portfolio. The firm has expanded its footprint in two of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan regions.
The announcement follows KKR’s launch of Alpha Storage Properties (ASP) in December 2021. ASP will acquire and manage the organization’s portfolio of self-storage properties in high-growth markets across the country.