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  • Kickersvoet in Hellevoetsluis

    #development

    Fakton is assisting Kickersvoet BV with its Kickersvoet3 business park in Hellevoetsluis in the west of the Netherlands, looking after the business case and supporting the negotiations with the local council. We also approached market parties for the sale and allocation of land and have in the mean time secured the allotment of land and the first allocations will soon start. Fakton will of course remain enthusiastically involved in this project to the very end.

    Kickersvoet in Hellevoetsluis

    #development

    Fakton Development is assisting Kickersvoet BV with its Kickersvoet3 business park in Hellevoetsluis in the west of the Netherlands, looking after the business case and supporting the negotiations with the local council. We also approached market parties for the sale and allocation of land and have in the mean time secured the allotment of land and the first allocations will soon start. Fakton will of course remain enthusiastically involved in this project to the very end.

  • Philadelphia & Havana in Rotterdam

    #capital

    Fakton Capital assisted in the sale of Philadelphia and Havana, two joint projects by area developer BPD and project developer Synchroon. These prestigious construction projects in the Kop van Zuid quarter in Rotterdam, which will include panoramic lifts affording beautiful views over the city, will consist of apartments, a hotel (at 70 and 150 m), commercial spaces and public underground parking. Investor consultations will be organised and structured by Fakton Capital who will also approach parties from its own extensive national and international network.

    Philadelphia & Havana in Rotterdam

    #capital

    Fakton Capital assisted in the sale of Philadelphia and Havana, two joint projects by area developer BPD and project developer Synchroon. These prestigious construction projects in the Kop van Zuid quarter in Rotterdam, which will include panoramic lifts affording beautiful views over the city, will consist of apartments, a hotel (at 70 and 150 m), commercial spaces and public underground parking. Investor consultations will be organised and structured by Fakton Capital who will also approach parties from its own extensive national and international network.

  • Amsterdam CS IJ-side

    #consultancy

    Ten years ago, the IJ-side of Amsterdam central station was a desolate spot. But the station’s refurbishment and the introduction of the North-South line provided the opportunity to build the IJ-hall, transforming the back of the building into an appealing place to be for travellers, tourists and passers-by. Fakton advised Amsterdam city council with regard to valuing the land under the IJ-hall shops and facilities and assisted the municipal team in negotiating with Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

    Amsterdam CS IJ-side

    #consultancy

    Ten years ago, the IJ-side of Amsterdam central station was a desolate spot. But the station’s refurbishment and the introduction of the North-South line provided the opportunity to build the IJ-hall, transforming the back of the building into an appealing place to be for travellers, tourists and passers-by. Fakton advised Amsterdam city council with regard to valuing the land under the IJ-hall shops and facilities and assisted the municipal team in negotiating with Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

  • Valkenburgerstraat in Amsterdam

    #development

    Property developing company Blauwhoed commissioned Fakton to negotiate with the appropriate stakeholders about the construction of two hotels in Amsterdam city centre. To make this case a success, a total of seven contracts needed to be streamlined commercially as well as financially. Fakton was able to secure a great result for all parties by paying attention to all relevant areas and keeping an eagle eye on the interests, financial opportunities and risks the project would involve, the construction of which started at the end of 2015.

    Valkenburgerstraat in Amsterdam

    #development

    Property developing company Blauwhoed commissioned Fakton Development to negotiate with the appropriate stakeholders about the construction of two hotels in Amsterdam city centre. To make this case a success, a total of seven contracts needed to be streamlined commercially as well as financially. Fakton was able to secure a great result for all parties by paying attention to all relevant areas and keeping an eagle eye on the interests, financial opportunities and risks the project would involve, the construction of which started at the end of 2015.

  • Wijnhavenkwartier in The Hague

    #valuation

    Lots of work has been done in the Wijnhavenkwartier in The Hague to transform what were once the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs. Indeed, a high-end housing development with facilities and a multifunctional education and culture cluster will take their place.
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    Wijnhavenkwartier in The Hague

    #valuation

    Lots of work has been done in the Wijnhavenkwartier in The Hague to transform what were once the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs. Indeed, a high-end housing development with facilities and a multifunctional education and culture cluster will take their place.


    Fakton supported The Hague city council in setting up a collaboration for phase I of the project by subjecting the entire deal to a market conformity test in co-operation with construction firm Heijmans (phase I). That done, Fakton also assisted the council with the preparations for the tender and the assessment of market parties’ bids for area development, culminating in the set-up of the multifunctional education and culture cluster in phase II of the project.

  • Official principal for Gouda city council

    #executives

    Fakton Executives provided Gouda city council with an official principal for the development of the brand new Westergouwe quarter, overseeing the everyday management of the Westergouwe cost partnership between Gouda city council and construction firms VolkerWessels and Heijmans. In his role, he directed the council’s decision-making process and successfully saw Westergouwe through the financial crisis. The first plots have now been assigned and development started recently.

    Official principal for Gouda city council

    #executives

     

    Fakton Executives provided Gouda city council with an official principal for the development of the brand new Westergouwe quarter, overseeing the everyday management of the Westergouwe cost partnership between Gouda city council and construction firms VolkerWessels and Heijmans. In his role, he directed the council’s decision-making process and successfully saw Westergouwe through the financial crisis. The first plots have now been assigned and development started recently.

     

     

  • Analysis of Breda's regional housing market

    #consultancy #springco

    The communities in Breda’s sub-region, eight municipalities from the border with Belgium to the river Meuse, envisage a housing market with enough to offer, both in terms of numbers and variation. Fakton and Springco duly examined the existing situation and current demand for newly built housing based on strong (data) analysis and a wide range of validation sessions.
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    Analysis of Breda's regional housing market

    #consultancy #springco

    The communities in Breda’s sub-region, eight municipalities from the border with Belgium to the river Meuse, envisage a housing market with enough to offer, both in terms of numbers and variation. Fakton and Springco duly examined the existing situation and current demand for newly built housing based on strong (data) analysis and a wide range of validation sessions. Existing housing stocks have relatively good value for the future, partly because the number of households in the region is set to grow. So the sub-region around Breda has a strong housing market. But there are some areas where vigilance is warranted. We came up with a number of proposals based on the market’s value for the future, current market values and our knowledge of housing consumers. It goes without saying that newly built properties will play a pivotal role, but where will new housing make for added value for the community and where where will it make existing housing stock vulnerable? The municipalities and Dutch province of North Brabant are discussing collaboration on the regional housing market based on our study.

  • The Veluwse Poort project in Ede

    #consultancy

    On the east side of the Dutch municipality of Ede (with more than 100,000 residents) is the Veluwse Poort. This unique housing estate incorporating many monumental buildings is located at the edge of the Veluwe nature area and can be accessed by train via its intercity railway station.
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    The Veluwse Poort project in Ede

    #consultancy

    On the east side of the Dutch municipality of Ede (with more than 100,000 residents) is the Veluwse Poort. This unique housing estate incorporating many monumental buildings is located at the edge of the Veluwe nature area and can be accessed by train via its intercity railway station. Between 2009 and 2013, Fakton managed the financial side of the Veluwse Poort, primarily in terms of the business case, making sure the whole project as well as its individual components (railway area, 100ha old army barracks, the new access road off the A12, the former Enka rayon factory site and a number of smaller subprojects) had proper financial direction. In 2013 we finally passed the baton to the internal organisation, meaning that Fakton is now involved on more of a consultancy basis in certain areas of the project.

  • G-STAR head office in Amsterdam

    #development

    G-Star asked Fakton Development to work out the project’s tender strategy based on the final design, to prepare the tender in close collaboration with law firm Houthoff Buruma and the design team, and to oversee and carry through the tender process. The strategy proposed by Fakton resulted in a successful tender.
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    G-STAR head office in Amsterdam

    #development

    G-Star asked Fakton Development to work out the project’s tender strategy based on the final design, to prepare the tender in close collaboration with law firm Houthoff Buruma and the design team, and to oversee and carry through the tender process. The strategy proposed by Fakton resulted in a successful tender.

    Pharell Williams (photo) is co-owner of the Dutch brand G-Star Raw since 2016.

     

  • Strategy development and innovation for international real estate investors

    #consultancy

    Determining on a strategy has become a matter of looking outwards from the inside due to the scores of disruptive technological developments in the sector in recent years.
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    Strategy development and innovation for international real estate investors

    #consultancy

    Determining on a strategy has become a matter of looking outwards from the inside due to the scores of disruptive technological developments in the sector in recent years.

    Fakton assists managers in challenging current strategies in a pressure cooker setting: experts share their insights in intense interactive sessions, which managers then use to enhance their vision on matters and adapt the current business model. To do this, Fakton uses the Business Model Canvas as a visualisation tool to get to the core of the subject.

    The approach has not only resulted in a sharper and shared image of current business models, but also in actionable objectives for business model innovation.

  • Utrecht city council

    #consultancy

    The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing the area and buildings around the railway station on a grand scale, a small part of which are the construction of the new public transport terminal, the redevelopment of the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre, the new council offices and the Noord- and Zuidgebouw. Fakton has been supporting Utrecht city council strategically as well as financially for more than 10 years in various projects.
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    Utrecht city council

    #consultancy

     

    The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing the area and buildings around the railway station on a grand scale, a small part of which are the construction of the new public transport terminal, the redevelopment of the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre, the new council offices and the Noord- and Zuidgebouw. Fakton has been supporting Utrecht city council strategically as well as financially for more than 10 years in various projects to do with this truly gigantic transformation: we have secured contractual agreements between the city council and a number of its partners in the area, such as real estate investor Klépierre, Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail and the company of Dutch railway stations NS Stations, though we have also selected and hired market parties for a number of development projects on municipal land.

     

    The spot where these photos were made (the Smakkelaarsveld), for example, will also be a major part of this area in the future, as it is hallmarked to become a wonderful green space where residents and passers-by will love to come and stay. Though at the moment the Smakkelaarsveld is still in its planning phase, in broad consultation with the city as well as the market, we at Fakton are really proud to be part of this innovative approach for this truly special location.

     

     

  • Feasibility study for Feyenoord

    #development

    Fakton Development was commissioned by Feyenoord to conduct the feasibility study for the renovation plans of De Kuip. In collaboration with BOAG Advice and Management we have assessed the business case of both BAM and a consortium 'Red de Kuip'. Based on this study Feyenoord made a decision.

    Feasibility study for Feyenoord

    #development

    Fakton Development was commissioned by Feyenoord to conduct the feasibility study for the renovation plans of De Kuip. In collaboration with BOAG Advice and Management we have assessed the business case of both BAM and a consortium 'Red de Kuip'. Based on this study Feyenoord made a decision.

  • Financial supervision for the railway quarter in Leiden

    #consultancy

    The area around the railway station in the Dutch city of Leiden is an inner city transformation project on a grand scale, comprising about 250,000m² GFA in total with the main emphasis on housing. In essence, the quarter connects Leiden’s historic centre to the city’s high-tech Bioscience Park at the other side of the railway tracks, which means the transformation of the area will in fact provide the city with an inviting gateway.
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    Financial supervision for the railway quarter in Leiden

    #consultancy

    The area around the railway station in the Dutch city of Leiden is an inner city transformation project on a grand scale, comprising about 250,000m² GFA in total with the main emphasis on housing. In essence, the quarter connects Leiden’s historic centre to the city’s high-tech Bioscience Park at the other side of the railway tracks, which means the transformation of the area will in fact provide the city with an inviting gateway.

    Though the city council would oversee the project, Fakton was called upon as financial supervisor to advise the council and any parties involved, and to ensure success, a process that has led to the redevelopment of a number of subareas so far.

    The place where this photograph was taken shows the area hub where people coming from the railway station, the city, the offices and shops will meet.

  • Project director for the Vroondaal Project

    #executives

    Fakton Executives provided GEM Vroondaal, a partnership of The Hague city council and real estate company Bouwfonds, with a director who until now has primarily been focusing on the successful set-up of area development and the sale of land, working very closely with a team of professionals and shareholders.

    Project director for the Vroondaal Project

    #executives

    Fakton Executives provided GEM Vroondaal, a partnership of The Hague city council and real estate company Bouwfonds, with a director who until now has primarily been focusing on the successful set-up of area development and the sale of land, working very closely with a team of professionals and shareholders.

  • Office for infrastructure & logistics, European Commission Brussels

    #belux

    Expert Real Estate Services relates to valuation, analysis and other consultancy assignments regarding the European Commission's real estate.

    Office for infrastructure & logistics, European Commission Brussels

    #belux

    Expert Real Estate Services relates to valuation, analysis and other consultancy assignments regarding the European Commission's real estate.

  • Sale of 450 homes in Rotterdam Katendrecht for Stebru

    #capital

    Fakton Capital privately tendered the plan for the developer at first design level among multiple investors in the Netherlands and abroad and managed the construction agreement and contract of sale process with the party who came out on top.
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    Sale of 450 homes in Rotterdam Katendrecht for Stebru

    #capital

    Fakton Capital privately tendered the plan for the developer at first design level among multiple investors in the Netherlands and abroad and managed the construction agreement and contract of sale process with the party who came out on top.

    The deal will involve approximately 450 homes (private-sector rentals and sales), underground parking and shops on the ground floor. Fakton Capital acted on behalf of Stebru in this single asset deal (> €100m) which is scheduled for completion in 2020/2021. The investor selected for all rental homes in the project was Altera.

  • Westergouwe Gouda, financial management

    #consultancy

    During an iterative design and calculating process, Fakton assessed the feasibility of Gouda city council & construction firms VolkerWessels/Heijmans’ joint development of a housing estate encompassing 4,000 homes with parking, 30,000m² of shops/facilities and 65ha of nature and recreation with complex water landscaping. As part of this process we advised to redistribute (swap) some of the land between owners to more coincide with the original ownership situation and the parties’ interests.
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    Westergouwe Gouda, financial management

    #consultancy

    During an iterative design and calculating process, Fakton assessed the feasibility of Gouda city council & construction firms VolkerWessels/Heijmans’ joint development of a housing estate encompassing 4,000 homes with parking, 30,000m² of shops/facilities and 65ha of nature and recreation with complex water landscaping. As part of this process we advised to redistribute (swap) some of the land between owners to more coincide with the original ownership situation and the parties’ interests.

    Beside directing the financial side of things, Fakton also served as sparring partner (CFO) for the project director, construction firm, civil managers and land owners (firmly looking to optimise the plan) as well as project manager for temporary facilities and the vision for a housing and care facility within the development.

  • Equity raising for Amvest Residential Core Fund

    #capital

    Fakton Capital took care of investor relations for real estate developer Amvest’s Residential Core Fund. An envisaged fund increase of €1.2 to 2 billion could be secured through equity raising. Various medium-sized and large (company) pension funds were involved in the transaction. The transactions were completed with various subscribers to the fund in the fourth quarter of 2014.

    Equity raising for Amvest Residential Core Fund

    #capital

    Fakton Capital took care of investor relations for real estate developer Amvest’s Residential Core Fund. An envisaged fund increase of €1.2 to 2 billion could be secured through equity raising. Various medium-sized and large (company) pension funds were involved in the transaction. The transactions were completed with various subscribers to the fund in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Purchase of the Holendrecht healthcare centre in Amsterdam for Greystar

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal captain on behalf of Greystar and managed relations with the parties involved in the project: property developing company Blauwhoed, LSI Project Investment, Amsterdam city council and property investor Propertize.
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    Purchase of the Holendrecht healthcare centre in Amsterdam for Greystar

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal captain on behalf of Greystar and managed relations with the parties involved in the project: property developing company Blauwhoed, LSI Project Investment, Amsterdam city council and property investor Propertize.


    The deal included two old office buildings for demolishing and the acquisition of adjacent land for the construction of around 1,500 brand new student and starters’ homes. The purchase of the office buildings was concluded in December 2015, while the plans will be finalised between 2016 and 2019.


    This is her largest new-built development for Greystar in Netherlands. Fakton Capital kicked off the entire project in collaboration with Fakton Re-development Services.

  • Affordability insights and embedding - Portal

    #consultancy

    Affordability touches upon the core of the corporation, it’s about the target group: tenants (families) in relation to living itself; it’s about matching a home and the costs this entails with what a family can actually afford. Having a better insight in the situation as a corporation means after all being able to solve many potential affordability problems early or preventing them altogether.
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    Affordability insights and embedding - Portal

    #consultancy

     

    Affordability touches upon the core of the corporation, it’s about the target group: tenants (families) in relation to living itself; it’s about matching a home and the costs this entails with what a family can actually afford. Having a better insight in the situation as a corporation means after all being able to solve many potential affordability problems early or preventing them altogether.

    Through conducting big data analyses together with Parteon, Fakton gained insight into tenants’ affordability in relation to the home they live in, which instantly provided new, very useful and previously unseen insights that increased the enthusiasm to look into different applications and the effects of debt recovery, rental processes, policy and asset management.

    Quote from the principal

    “Fakton has lots of experience with big data, with other organisations and corporations. And they are also good at translating analyses into visions and concrete plans, and getting them implemented within organisations as well.”

  • Westewagenstraat in Rotterdam

    #development

    Fakton Development advises its client (Vervat Vastgoed real estate company) regarding the development of this demolishing/new construction project involving 230 units of student accommodation from a vision on the location in Rotterdam inner city.

    Westewagenstraat in Rotterdam

    #development

    Fakton Development advises its client (Vervat Vastgoed real estate company) regarding the development of this demolishing/new construction project involving 230 units of student accommodation from a vision on the location in Rotterdam inner city.

  • Housing needs study for the Rivierenland area’s Vision for Living

    #consultancy

    For this task, eleven local councils, eight corporations and the Dutch province of Gelderland asked Fakton to map out the characteristics of the housing market in the Rivierenland. To do this, we conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis on our own databases, public sources of data and information provided by the region itself.
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    Housing needs study for the Rivierenland area’s Vision for Living

    #consultancy

    For this task, eleven local councils, eight corporations and the Dutch province of Gelderland asked Fakton to map out the characteristics of the housing market in the Rivierenland. To do this, we conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis on our own databases, public sources of data and information provided by the region itself. The study drew an image of housing consumers in various submarkets, their lifestyle, housing orientation, income and ageing issues.

    Based on moving behaviour between 2005 and 2013, Fakton subsequently mapped out effective demand for newly built properties, and confronted this with submarket characteristics and (planned) stock, leading to relevant building blocks for the 2025 Housing Agenda. To carry out the project, we put together a workgroup with representatives of all parties and interviewed all relevant (market) parties in the area, with feedback in market consultations. Governmental institutions were given the opportunity to set out their actions during two such consultations.

  • Vroondaal Project in The Hague

    #development

    Fakton Development advises its client (The Hague city council, area developer BPD and project developer Synchroon) in developing and positioning this grand-scale housing project in the city of The Hague, departing from an integral vision for the area.

    Vroondaal Project in The Hague

    #development

    Fakton Development advises its client (The Hague city council, area developer BPD and project developer Synchroon) in developing and positioning this grand-scale housing project in the city of The Hague, departing from an integral vision for the area.

  • Interim manager for the Bangert en Oosterpolder area, Hoorn council

    #executives

    Hoorn council asked Fakton Executives to provide an interim manager for the Bangert en Oosterpolder project of 3,600 new homes. Fakton’s interim manager directed the project team, took charge of negotiations with housing and facility developers, steered the political debate around the project, advised the official and administrative principals and shaped the internal organisation.
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    Interim manager for the Bangert en Oosterpolder area, Hoorn council

    #executives

    Hoorn council asked Fakton Executives to provide an interim manager for the Bangert en Oosterpolder project of 3,600 new homes. Fakton’s interim manager directed the project team, took charge of negotiations with housing and facility developers, steered the political debate around the project, advised the official and administrative principals and shaped the internal organisation.

    They started off by putting together a vision for the plan, consisting of, among other things, a demand-based market analysis, an urban planning analysis, a whole new image of the internal organisation and more effective relationships with business partners in the area. Implementation of their plans has given the council more of a grip on the project, has made sure business relationships have found a new balance, has enabled the council to do its work properly and re-energised the members of the project team.

  • Further development of the municipal real estate organisation

    #consultancy

    Municipal real estate should optimally contribute to the goals of the municipality as such. Fakton’s principal needed further professionalising of their real estate organisation to enable them to direct matters in this area in a way that was targeted specifically at achieving the council’s aims.
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    Further development of the municipal real estate organisation

    #consultancy

    Municipal real estate should optimally contribute to the goals of the municipality as such. Fakton’s principal needed further professionalising of their real estate organisation to enable them to direct matters in this area in a way that was targeted specifically at achieving the council’s aims.

    By conducting intensive interactive sessions with the organisation, Fakton made clear what was needed, how best to organise it and what rules should apply.

    We set out from an overview of activities based on our knowledge and experience with municipal real estate organisations, added to and enriched by the workforce of both departments. This way, we reached an all-encompassing image of the activities necessary for a professional real estate organisation to work, logically clustering the various processes which formed the basis for the new organisation’s make-up and eventually setting out the rules for the various parties to collaborate together. Lastly, implementation was done through gaming and simulation.

  • Blaak 8 in Rotterdam

    #redevelopment

    Property developing company Blauwhoed developed the Blaak 8 office complex in Rotterdam in collaboration with real estate company Kroonenberg Groep. Fakton was asked to provide support and oversee the entire project, from development, over construction to rental to tenants.

    Blaak 8 in Rotterdam

    #redevelopment

    Property developing company Blauwhoed developed the Blaak 8 office complex in Rotterdam in collaboration with real estate company Kroonenberg Groep. Fakton was asked to provide support and oversee the entire project, from development, over construction to rental to tenants.

  • Sale of 75 multi-family homes in Breda for AlleeWonen

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal arranger on behalf of a corporation (as part of a public tender) and managed relations with the parties involved: AlleeWonen and real estate firm Vesteda. The project was completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. A special aspect to it was the fact that properties were sold during construction (hybrid between development and standing investment).

    Sale of 75 multi-family homes in Breda for AlleeWonen

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal arranger on behalf of a corporation (as part of a public tender) and managed relations with the parties involved: AlleeWonen and real estate firm Vesteda. The project was completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. A special aspect to it was the fact that properties were sold during construction (hybrid between development and standing investment).

     

  • Vision for regional living and performance agreement in Land van Heusden and Altena

    #consultancy

    Together with our principals, the municipalities of Werkendam, Woudrichem and Aalburg, and the Woonlinie, Woonservice Meander and Woonstichting Land van Altena housing corporations, Fakton worked on the Vision for Regional Living for the Land van Heusden and Altena in 2015, which was based on thorough (data) analysis and various validation sessions, including external stakeholders in this extended area.
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    Vision for regional living and performance agreement in Land van Heusden and Altena

    #consultancy

    Together with our principals, the municipalities of Werkendam, Woudrichem and Aalburg, and the Woonlinie, Woonservice Meander and Woonstichting Land van Altena housing corporations, Fakton worked on the Vision for Regional Living for the Land van Heusden and Altena in 2015, which was based on thorough (data) analysis and various validation sessions, including external stakeholders in this extended area. This vision identified ten decisive principles and eight action perspectives to achieve housing stocks fit for the future and in 2016 became the basis for the new performance agreements against the backdrop of the new Dutch Housing Act (Woningwet). In these agreements, signed in June 2016, the executives stated in the preamble that they were “very pleased with the result. The more so because the agreements [were] made among ten parties (three councils, three corporations and four tenants’ organisations), a result that has rarely been achieved, even in the [Netherlands] as a whole. Therefore, [they were] convinced that the enclosed agreements [would] offer the parties ample opportunity to bring [their] ambitions closer together when it comes to housing the population [of the Netherlands].”

  • Asset management planner for Parteon

    #executives

    Fakton Executives provided an asset management planner to housing corporation Parteon to lead the multidisciplinary team made up of employees in the finance & control, ICT, strategy and line departments. The task at hand was to fully integrate asset management into the organisation.
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    Asset management planner for Parteon

    #executives

    Fakton Executives provided an asset management planner to housing corporation Parteon to lead the multidisciplinary team made up of employees in the finance & control, ICT, strategy and line departments. The task at hand was to fully integrate asset management into the organisation. First, criteria were set for the assessment of complexes and product-market combinations in order to ensure more focus on combinations and complexes that performed poorly but could still be turned around. In addition, Parteon’s long-term investment plans were reviewed and its investment framework and sales programme fine-tuned, eventually making asset management the chief focus of their real estate portfolio. “Asset management used to be an ugly word. But now everyone working with us wants to be an asset manager,” explains Cees van Boven who first introduced asset management to Parteon with Fakton’s support.

  • Sale in consultation of the Zuidgebouw in Utrecht

    #consultancy

    Utrecht city council also asked Fakton to shape and assist in the sales process of the Zuidgebouw development, to be located on a ‘platform’ above the new bus and tram station by Utrecht Central. The largest part of the building (about 18,500m² worth) will be reserved for housing, but the development will also include a number of supporting functions such as working, sports and hotel and catering facilities.
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    Sale in consultation of the Zuidgebouw in Utrecht

    #consultancy

    Utrecht city council also asked Fakton to shape and assist in the sales process of the Zuidgebouw development, to be located on a ‘platform’ above the new bus and tram station by Utrecht Central. The largest part of the building (about 18,500m² worth) will be reserved for housing, but the development will also include a number of supporting functions such as working, sports and hotel and catering facilities. Beside a consultation phase among the participating market parties and the council itself aimed at value creation, the way the surrounding communities would fit into the project was also an integral part of the tender process. So Fakton challenged the parties to include in their plans as many of the surrounding communities’ pre-identified wishes and worries as was reasonably possible. The parties were also given the opportunity to present and discuss an intermediate version of their plans. One of the criteria for the final assessment, then, was how well the surrounding communities’ wishes and worries were dealt with in the plan.

  • Urban transition in Rotterdam and The Hague

    #consultancy

    The building of new homes is increasingly focused on inner city areas and asks for existing real estate transformation and restructuring. That is certainly also the case for Rotterdam and The Hague. For both cities, Fakton mapped out what yields and costs can be associated with such transitions and what unprofitable top remains. In addition, we also decided on six effective priority-based measures to improve the business case and ensure the city’s transition would really take off.
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    Urban transition in Rotterdam and The Hague

    #consultancy

    The building of new homes is increasingly focused on inner city areas and asks for existing real estate transformation and restructuring. That is certainly also the case for Rotterdam and The Hague. For both cities, Fakton mapped out what yields and costs can be associated with such transitions and what unprofitable top remains. In addition, we also decided on six effective priority-based measures to improve the business case and ensure the city’s transition would really take off.

    As co-principals of our analysis, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Dutch Province of South Holland and the municipalities took our analysis on board in Agenda Stad’s City Deal Inner City Construction and Transformation.

  • Sale in consultation of the Noordgebouw in Utrecht

    #consultancy

    Utrecht city council asked Fakton to shape and assist in the sales process of the Noordgebouw development. On this complex location right next to the new Utrecht Central public transport terminal, Fakton duly challenged market parties to design a building of about 20,000m² GFA for mixed use, including living, working, hotel and retail.
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    Sale in consultation of the Noordgebouw in Utrecht

    #consultancy

    Utrecht city council asked Fakton to shape and assist in the sales process of the Noordgebouw development. On this complex location right next to the new Utrecht Central public transport terminal, Fakton duly challenged market parties to design a building of about 20,000m² GFA for mixed use, including living, working, hotel and retail. The council was in fact looking for a partner to collaborate with in the long term, a consortium of market parties who could guarantee the development itself, execution, ownership and commercial management of the building. The tender process essentially focused on the market parties’ answer to the council’s ambitions, offered a lot of flexibility and room for creativity and included detailed consultations. From start to finish (contract signed), the whole process took less than one year. 

  • Speeding up home construction in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam

    #consultancy

    The Dutch capital Amsterdam is very popular among home buyers and tenants in all segments, meaning the communities around the city attract increasing numbers of potential new residents. But how can we, as an urban region, optimally profit from this market segment, stimulate urban planning developments and add all those much-needed new homes to existing housing stocks? This was precisely the question the portfolio holders of the metropolitan region Plus Amsterdam (between Haarlem and Lelystad and Purmerend and Haarlemmermeer) asked Fakton.
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    Speeding up home construction in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam

    #consultancy

    The Dutch capital Amsterdam is very popular among home buyers and tenants in all segments, meaning the communities around the city attract increasing numbers of potential new residents. But how can we, as an urban region, optimally profit from this market segment, stimulate urban planning developments and add all those much-needed new homes to existing housing stocks? This was precisely the question the portfolio holders of the metropolitan region Plus Amsterdam (between Haarlem and Lelystad and Purmerend and Haarlemmermeer) asked Fakton.

    Together with all the local councils, we conducted a quantitative and qualitative study into planned stock to determine if there is in fact sufficient stock for the coming years and if it could be brought onto the market a little sooner. We analysed what projects could be sped up, what potential issues there would be and what was necessary to solve them.

  • Sale of 130 multiple-family homes in Delft for ERA Contour

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal arranger on behalf of ERA Contour (multiple private investor selection). Once selection was completed, Fakton managed the agreement with Amvest’s Core Fund in 2015-2016. The project is the first large-scale investment deal in Delft railway area (to be completed in 2019).

    Sale of 130 multiple-family homes in Delft for ERA Contour

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal arranger on behalf of ERA Contour (multiple private investor selection). Once selection was completed, Fakton managed the agreement with Amvest’s Core Fund in 2015-2016. The project is the first large-scale investment deal in Delft railway area (to be completed in 2019).

  • Complex development of Haga in The Hague with Patrizia

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal manager in the complex development of the Haga hospital in the Hague consisting of about 650 homes (private and public sector), public underground parking and commercial facilities. As deal manager, Fakton Capital worked closely with all parties concerned, including The Hague city council, construction firm Heijmans and real estate company Patrizia. It is the largest new-built development for the latter in the Netherlands. The letter of intent was signed in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the framework agreement in the second quarter of 2016.

    Complex development of Haga in The Hague with Patrizia

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal manager in the complex development of the Haga hospital in the Hague consisting of about 650 homes (private and public sector), public underground parking and commercial facilities. As deal manager, Fakton Capital worked closely with all parties concerned, including The Hague city council, construction firm Heijmans and real estate company Patrizia. It is the largest new-built development for the latter in the Netherlands. The letter of intent was signed in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the framework agreement in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Sale of 612 starters’ homes/student accommodation in Rotterdam for Stebru

    #capital

    Fakton Capital brought Stebru and Greystar together and assisted in the agreement with DCMA. The deal involved a small-scale, though complex, location next to the Markthal building and includes 612 housing units.

    Sale of 612 starters’ homes/student accommodation in Rotterdam for Stebru

    #capital

    Fakton Capital brought Stebru and Greystar together and assisted in the agreement with DCMA. The deal involved a small-scale, though complex, location next to the Markthal building and includes 612 housing units.

  • Sale in consultation of Coulissen West in Breda

    #consultancy

    The Coulissen West development in the railway station quarter of the Dutch city of Breda (Via Breda) is located between the public transport terminal and the new law courts building. The area offers room for a multifunctional real estate programme of around 40,000m² GFA.
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    Sale in consultation of Coulissen West in Breda

    #consultancy

    The Coulissen West development in the railway station quarter of the Dutch city of Breda (Via Breda) is located between the public transport terminal and the new law courts building. The area offers room for a multifunctional real estate programme of around 40,000m² GFA. Our client (Breda city council) found it important to ensure the area would have a good mix of business and preferably international allure, meaning that, apart from housing, any plans also needed to include a substantial part with places to work and stay (both short- and long-term accommodation). A major design requirement for the market parties was also to integrate all of it into a park-like green area by the railway lines (with parking beneath). Fakton took care of the tender process and assisted Breda council from start to finish. In consultation with three consortiums, the market parties then developed their individual plans further and improved them quality-wise. The council’s tender committee ultimately chose to award the tender to the integrated concept 5TRACKS as this best reflected the council’s urban planning and programme ambitions.

  • Haagse Warmte, integrated energy management

    #executives

    At the moment, The Hague city council is considering how to realise its ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2040. So Fakton helped them by structuring an appealing sustainable heat offer for residents and developing a clear business case for insulation and solar panels for local housing corporations and their tenants.

    Haagse Warmte, integrated energy management

    #executives

    At the moment, The Hague city council is considering how to realise its ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2040. So Fakton helped them by structuring an appealing sustainable heat offer for residents and developing a clear business case for insulation and solar panels for local housing corporations and their tenants.

  • Purchase of 955 homes in the Netherlands for LaSalle Investment Management

    #capital

    Through exclusive purchasing authorisation, Fakton Capital advised LaSalle Investment Management in its first acquisition of housing in the Netherlands. In 2014 and 2015, LaSalle acquired 955 homes in three transactions managed by Fakton Capital.
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    Purchase of 955 homes in the Netherlands for LaSalle Investment Management

    #capital

    Through exclusive purchasing authorisation, Fakton Capital advised LaSalle Investment Management in its first acquisition of housing in the Netherlands. In 2014 and 2015, LaSalle acquired 955 homes in three transactions managed by Fakton Capital:

    1. Servatius (corporation) portfolio: 350 single-family homes in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht
    2. Stuworld portfolio I: 460 multiple-family homes in the southern Dutch cities of Breda and Tilburg
    3. Stuworld portfolio II: 105 multiple-family homes in the Dutch city of Utrecht
  • Deal Captain in M&A transaction: ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling and MRP

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal captain on behalf of MRP Development. MRP Development acquired 100% of shares in ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling. The acquisition also included a significant number of locations for development, such as the former Norfolk site in The Hague, the Kruisvaartkade in Utrecht and the Osdorpplein in Amsterdam. In addition, around 12 ASR employees moved to MRP. The deal was completed in the first quarter of 2016.

    Deal Captain in M&A transaction: ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling and MRP

    #capital

    Fakton Capital acted as deal captain on behalf of MRP Development. MRP Development acquired 100% of shares in ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling. The acquisition also included a significant number of locations for development, such as the former Norfolk site in The Hague, the Kruisvaartkade in Utrecht and the Osdorpplein in Amsterdam. In addition, around 12 ASR employees moved to MRP. The deal was completed in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Aviolanda Business Park in Woensdrecht

    #development

    We advise our client Business Park Aviolanda BV with regard to various developments involving offices and industrial properties from a financially well-supported vision for the area.

    Aviolanda Business Park in Woensdrecht

    #development

    Fakton Development advises our client Business Park Aviolanda BV with regard to various developments involving offices and industrial properties from a financially well-supported vision for the area.

  • Weena Boulevard in Rotterdam

    #development

    LSI Project Investment asked Fakton Development to take care of development and project management for area development 010. This means we put together the development strategy for the area, conducted the negotiations with the council, secured financing for the construction firm and steered the development and design process during the first phase starting back in 2015 which consisted of approximately 15,000m² office space and hotel accommodation.

    Weena Boulevard in Rotterdam

    #development

    LSI Project Investment asked Fakton Development to take care of development and project management for area development 010. This means we put together the development strategy for the area, conducted the negotiations with the council, secured financing for the construction firm and steered the development and design process during the first phase starting back in 2015 which consisted of approximately 15,000m² office space and hotel accommodation.

  • Defining and implementing a portfolio – Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the disabled

    #consultancy

    Together with Ipse de Bruggen, Fakton developed an integrated real estate steering model which will enable Ipse to anticipate actual or expected service changes due to policy, the Dutch General Act Special Healthcare Costs (Algemene Wet Bijzondere Ziektekosten - AWBZ) and the Dutch Act Social Support (Wet Maatschappelijke Ondersteuning - WMO). The model also provides useful information for (dis)investment, maintenance expenditure, contractual obligations and the value of the organisation’s real estate portfolio.

    Defining and implementing a portfolio – Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the disabled

    #consultancy

    Together with Ipse de Bruggen, Fakton developed an integrated real estate steering model which will enable Ipse to anticipate actual or expected service changes due to policy, the Dutch General Act Special Healthcare Costs (Algemene Wet Bijzondere Ziektekosten - AWBZ) and the Dutch Act Social Support (Wet Maatschappelijke Ondersteuning - WMO). The model also provides useful information for (dis)investment, maintenance expenditure, contractual obligations and the value of the organisation’s real estate portfolio.

  • NEO project on the Brussels Heysel, Master plan

    #belux

    Commissioned by the City of Brussels Fakton designed the Masterplan and drew up all the financial plans for the (re)development of the Heysel site in Brussels. In co-operation with KCAP architects. The mixed use (re)development plan includes a new shopping centre, conference facilities, offices, hotels and leisure.

    NEO project on the Brussels Heysel, Master plan

    #belux

    Commissioned by the City of Brussels Fakton designed the Masterplan and drew up all the financial plans for the (re)development of the Heysel site in Brussels. In co-operation with KCAP architects. The mixed use (re)development plan includes a new shopping centre, conference facilities, offices, hotels and leisure.

  • Fredericia Denmark, Development Strategy

    #consultancy

    Fakton realized a new development strategy for this region through the creation of new waterfronts by creating a system of new canals, which increase the quality of the living environment notably and which result in higher real estate values and thus a better business case.

    Fredericia Denmark, Development Strategy

    #consultancy

     

    Fakton put together a new development strategy for this region through the creation of new waterfronts with a system of new canals, notably increasing the quality of the living environment and resulting in higher real estate values and a better business case.

  • Collateral & Real Estate Valuations team for Deutsche Bank Netherlands

    #executives

    Fakton Executives set up a Collateral & Real Estate Valuations (CREV) team for Deutsche Bank Netherlands, responsible for valuing collateral securities for real estate financing. In collaboration with Deutsche Bank AG, Fakton Executives also developed and implemented an entirely new vision on securities and new valuation standards. From the bank, the team now co-ordinates and controls the real estate valuations.
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    Collateral & Real Estate Valuations team for Deutsche Bank Netherlands

    #executives

    Fakton Executives set up a Collateral & Real Estate Valuations (CREV) team for Deutsche Bank Netherlands, responsible for valuing collateral securities for real estate financing. In collaboration with Deutsche Bank AG, Fakton Executives also developed and implemented an entirely new vision on securities and new valuation standards. From the bank, the team now co-ordinates and controls the real estate valuations.

     “Fakton Executives did everything in a qualified way and to our complete satisfaction. Fakton Executives employees exceeded our expectations on every front and in the best possible way,” said Roger Zorn, head of CREV at Deutsche Bank AG.

  • Fintecna Immobiliare Rome, Development Strategy

    #redevelopment

    The creation of a development strategy for the Torre Spaccata area in the south-east of Rome. The terrain amounts to 69 ha. The recently updated land-use plan of the city of Rome allows the realization of 187.500 m² of mixed functions, with an emphasis on functions that are significant on an appropriate urban scale for this area.

    Fintecna Immobiliare Rome, Development Strategy

    #redevelopment

     

    The creation of a development strategy for the Torre Spaccata area in the south-east of Rome. The terrain amounts to 69 ha. The recently updated land-use plan of the city of Rome allows the realization of 187.500 m² of mixed functions, with an emphasis on functions that are significant on an appropriate urban scale for this area.

     

  • Promising projects for the investment market, Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area

    #consultancy

    The Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area asked Fakton to map out how promising some 50 projects in the five municipalities in the area would be for the investment market (institutional and private equity sector) with the aim of starting some of them more quickly.
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    Promising projects for the investment market, Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area

    #consultancy

    The Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area asked Fakton to map out how promising some 50 projects in the five municipalities in the area would be for the investment market (institutional and private equity sector) with the aim of starting some of them more quickly. Fakton accordingly did so based on desk research and classified all locations quickly and transparently by characteristics such as geographical location, environment, product-market combination, investment volume and time to market. We also steered an intense process that involved the province, metropolitan area, local councils, housing corporations, estate agents, developers and investors. And to gain broad support for our study, we talked to all the various (market) parties involved. Fakton also validated its findings in an official meeting with the councils and the province as well as in a broad market party meeting attended by the local councils. Our advice was lastly embedded in institutional consultations with the councillors and the member of the provincial council.

  • Interparking, Investment Strategy

    #belux

    Creation of a Parking Investment Strategy in the Netherlands. Assesment of multiple business cases in several major Dutch cities.

    Interparking, Investment Strategy

    #belux

    Creation of a Parking Investment Strategy in the Netherlands. Assesment of multiple business cases in several major Dutch cities.