Reinvigorating the office

Is the health crisis signalling the end of the office sector? In this video, Julien Ganier, Deputy Head Third-Party Portfolio Management at Swiss Life Asset Managers France, discusses the impact of the coronavirus health crisis on the office sector.

The health situation and the significant number of people teleworking have accelerated trends that were already in place, including digitalisation, service offerings and multi-space offices. Julien Ganier says that the management teams had already identified these trends and incorporated them in their portfolios, noting the acquisition of Engie’s future carbon-free headquarters, the rue St Georges project and rue Monsieur project,
which are representative of these new expectations. It underlines the ESG commitment of Swiss Life Asset Managers, whose “best in progress” strategy aims to put every building in an increasingly virtuous circle. Core office properties continue to find interest, but location, possible uses and service offerings will be decisive to maintaining their attractiveness.

Offices at Swiss Life Asset Managers France
Swiss Life Asset Managers France invests in all types of real estate assets and has, since its founding, accumulated considerable expertise in the office sector, which now accounts for 55% of its assets (as at 31 December 2021). It manages nearly 160 office assets in France with a very strong prime positioning in central Paris as well as in Europe. The company completed a major market acquisition in 2019, integrating a portfolio of offices in Paris’s central business district for EUR 1.7 billion.

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