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aik acquires historic building complex from  CBRE Global Investors in Brussels’ Quartier Léopold

​Brussels, 30th June 2015 –  JLL Capital Markets team announces that aik, the German investment house, has acquired the office building "Science 14", located Rue de la Science 14 in Brussels, on behalf of one of its real estate funds launched for a German occupation pension fund. The vendor was CBRE Global Investors, acting on behalf of one of its funds.

The three interconnected buildings comprise a total letting surface of 12,000 sq m. They are nearly 100% occupied and are let to 15 different tenants. The building ensemble is located in the European District in Brussels between the prestigious "Square Frère Orban" and the well-known "Rue Belliard". The building "Belliard" and "Atrium" were  constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, whereas the prestigious "Mansion"- house, situated right next to the "Place Frère Orban", dates from the 19th century. The entire ensemble was refurbished in 2008/2010. Due to the different years of construction a remarkable contrast of historic architecture and modern façade elements was created. With its sophisticated elegance, the ensemble is a real eye-catcher in Brussels' CBD.

Dr.Stephan Hinsche, spokesman of the aik management board, comments: "Our newest investment complements our portfolio in Brussels currently containing 9 properties.

This remarkable building ensemble in a central location of the Belgian capital with its multitenant structure meets exactly our security-orientated investment criteria."

The vendor was advised by Cushman & Wakefield, the buyer was advised by JLL.