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Five new lease agreements signed in ‘Quarter Plaza’

21-2, 2018

HighBrook Investors, a New York based real estate private equity firm, has signed five new lease agreements in multi-tenant office building Quarter Plaza at Transformatorweg 74-118 in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. New tenants in this approximately 11,000 sq. m. building are Equity Estate, Realmark OSRE Group, Epex Spot, 24i Media and The Next Ad. Quarter Plaza is part of HighBrooks’ Quarter Offices portfolio, a new, high quality work, live & play concept currently being rolled out in three office locations in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. HighBrook acquired the office building formerly known as De West, in December 2016 and full building renovations were completed last December.

Equity Estate, a boutique practice for asset management and management services acting as overall asset manager for HighBrooks’ Quarter Offices portfolio, signed a lease agreement for approx 400 sq. m. on the ground floor. Realmark OSRE Group, a real estate marketing company, signed for approximately 1,500 sq. m. office space. Epex Spot, a European Energy Exchange company, signed for approximately 900 sq. m. office space. Software company 24i Media signed for approx. 750 sq.m. office space and social advertising company The Next Ad signed for approx. 715 sq. m. office space.

Quarter Plaza has underwent significant full building renovations creating enhanced quality and functionality including work, meet & relax lifespace areas.The renovation covered a new and expanded lobby hospitality area, updated main entry canopy and replacement of installations. The building holds energy label A and is one of the few offices in Sloterdijk area offering large open floors. Other offices in the Quarter Offices portfolio include Quarter Podium (Gatwickstraat 9-39) and Quarter Avenue (Condensatorweg 54) all located in the upcoming work, shop and live area Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Both offices are currently being renovated, full renovations are expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2018.

HighBrook Investors’ approach to Quarter Offices is based on an extensive Asset Management plan that will add value to the properties through revitalisation, modern workplace concepts, integrated hard (technical) and soft (hospitality) property management & facility services managed by D&B The Facility Group and JLL, as well as a pro-active marketing and leasing strategy. HighBrook Investors appointed Equity Estate as overall asset manager for all three Quarter Offices.

Equity Estate and Real estate advisor Savills (in collegial cooperation with Van Gool Elburg) advised HighBrook Investors in the leasing transaction of Epex Spot and Epex Spot was advised by Cushman & Wakefield. Furthermore, Equity Estate advised HighBrook Investors on three leasing transactions with Realmark OSRE Group, 24i Media and The Next Ad.

HighBrook Investors is a New York based real estate private equity firm which manages a diversified portfolio across the US and Europe. The firm is actively seeking additional opportunities to acquire well located assets with value-add potential throughout the Netherlands.

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