Milan, 15 September 2022 DeA Capital Real Estate SGR announces that it has established its first pan-European fund reserved for institutional investors: DeA Capital Real Estate Investment Fund I, with a fund raising target of up to €500 million. The Luxembourg-based Fund (RAIF) will invest across the main European markets in office properties and, to a smaller extent, in hospitality and retail assets. DeA Capital Real Estate SGR’s investment strategy is built to core, which, seizing the opportunities offered by current market trends, offers investors the chance to protect themselves from rising inflation while optimising the value of their real estate investments. The asset allocation strategy is centred around transforming and redeveloping the Fund’s assets into core products with profitable lease positions, high-standing tenants and a focus on the environmental, social and energy sustainability characteristics of the buildings, which have now become a priority for asset managers and investors. DeA Capital Real Estate SGR is part of the DeA Capital Platform, the top Italian independent provider of alternative asset management solutions by AUM, with Combined Assets Under Management of roughly €26.7 billion in the Real Estate, Credit, Private Equity and Multi Asset/Multi Manager Solutions sectors. With DeA Capital Platform’s European footprint, the new DeA Capital Real Estate Investment Fund I can rely on the group’s in-house investment management teams operating throughout the continent with an in-depth understanding of real estate markets in Spain, France, Poland and Germany. “This pan-European ESG fund with a built to core strategy is perfectly aligned with risk diversification on different markets,” remarked Emanuele Caniggia, Head of Real Estate of DeA Capital. “It successfully combines a medium/long-term real estate investment development objective with steady returns and improved energy and social sustainability. We are immensely proud of the high-calibre teams we have in every country and how they serve our investors within a shared project.”