The CapMan Nordic Real Estate fund has acquired a 50% stake in the Ringsted Outlet centre and forms a partnership with the Danish real estate company TK Development. Ringsted Outlet is the first and leading outlet centre in Denmark. The aim of the investment is to further develop the centre and its services to correspond to the increasing demand.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this retail niche that has truly been on the rise in recent years. The growth prospects for the outlet centre are steady and there are several value creation opportunities through improving occupancy and brand offering, among others,” comments Torsten Bjerregaard, Senior Partner at CapMan Real Estate.
“We have previous experience with TK Development working on BROEN Shopping in Esbjerg and we are looking forward to realising the full potential of the Ringsted Outlet with them,” Bjerregaard adds.
The Ringsted Outlet, awarded Denmark’s best outlet centre in 2015, covers 12,500 square meters and is the only architect-designed outlet city in Denmark following the concept of successful international outlet villages. The centre has a unique location along the E20 motorway in Sealand, a 45-minute drive from Copenhagen, with a direct rail link to Copenhagen city centre.
Ringsted Outlet has 44 Danish and some of the world’s largest international brands, including Nike, Hugo Boss, Calving Klein and many more. Currently the outlet is 85% occupied and is expected to be fully let in one year’s time. The centre had 1.5 million visitors in 2015 and has experienced double-digit growth in recent years, both in terms of visitors and turnover.
The focus of the €273 million CapMan Nordic Real Estate fund is to acquire mainly office, retail and residential properties located in established submarkets of major Nordic cities. The fund was established in 2013 and has made 17 investments of which eight are located in Denmark.