Cyril Widdershoven

  • DNB steps up scrutiny on Philips real estate scandal

    DNB steps up scrutiny on Philips real estate scandal


    NETHERLANDS – DNB, the supervisor of the Dutch pension sector, saidit is increasing its review of real estate transactions done by withDutch pension funds, on the back of fraud uncovered at the Philipspension fund, as well as increased volatility on the international realestate markets.

  • Vervoer invests in RaboBouw infrastructure

    Vervoer invests in RaboBouw infrastructure


    NETHERLANDS –Vervoer, the €6.4bn industry-wide pension fund for the private transport sector, has been cited as one of the main investors for a new infrastructure investment fund created by Rabobank’s subsidiary Rabo Bouwfonds.

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    Dutch Homburg acquires Alexis Nihon after beating off Cominar


    REAL ESTATE - Dutch real estate company Homburg has acquired Canadian real estate fund Alexis Nihon after a long-drawn bidding battle with competitor Cominar. Homburg increased its bid for Alexis Nihon after a friendly take-over bid offer from ...

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    Kardan targets China in major expansion drive


    REAL ESTATE – Dutch real estate group Kardan will invest $55m (€42.4m) has reported that its subsidiary GTC RE Real Estate will be developing a housing project in Shenyang, a city in the north of China. This will be the fourth real esta...

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    Dutch real estate funds target for foreign investors


    REAL ESTATE - International bank Merrill Lynch expects that Dutch real estate funds will be a main target for foreign investors. Several possible take-over candidates have been stated by Merrill Lynch in its report on the European real estate sec...

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    BPF Bouwinvest caught up in Strasbourg row


    REAL ESTATE - BPF Bouwinvest, the real estate arm of Dutch pension fund BPF Bouw, has become embroiled in a row between the European Parliament and its host city Strasbourg. Dutch MEP Edith Mastenbroek has been quoted as saying the “current...

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    Dutch SPF sets €150m in real estate target


    REAL ESTATE - SPF Beheer, manager of the Dutch rail and public transport pension funds, has changed its investment strategy seriously. After the rather cautious investment approach towards real estate until 2005, the last year a more aggressive a...

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    Philips scheme buys into new project


    REAL ESTATE – The €11.4bn Philips Pension Fund has acquired Amsterdam Symphony, a real estate project in Amsterdam’s main new real estate project called Zuid As. According to unnamed sources, the acquisition will have cost betwe...

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    Dutch schemes in deal with Altera Vastgoed


    NETHERLANDS – The Stork and PNO Media pension funds are to transfer their €90m Dutch real estate portfolio to, and become shareholders in, real estate group Altera Vastgoed. The funds will become shareholders in Altera and its four sec...

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    Bouwfonds AM sets up car park fund


    NETHERLANDS – ABN Amro’s Bouwfonds Asset Management has set up a €300m fund focusing on European car parks. The European Real Estate Parking Fund has been successfully place with Dutch and German international institutional inves...

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    MN delivers real estate project for pension fund


    NETHERLANDS – MN Services says it is set to deliver a major real estate development project in the Netherlands for the Pension Fund for Metalworking and Mechanical Engineering. The four-and-a-half-year project in the town of Berkel entailed ...