BNP Paribas in Belgium News & press
October 16, 2004 - ,

Swiss Life has entrusted the management of its real estate portfolio in Belgium and Luxembourg to Atisreal APM.

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SwissLife Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary of the Swiss Life group, one of the leading providers of life insurance and long-term savings and protection in Europe, has selected Atisreal APM to manage its real estate portfolio in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The mandate covers ten or so buildings with a total value in excess of € 115 million.

Atisreal APM Belgium will handle for the Swiss Life Group the rental, administrative and technical management of its portfolio; it will also be responsible for the strategic management of the real estate portfolio with a view to increasing its rental value and performance.

“Real estate asset management is an increasingly important subject in Belgium, especially among foreign investors. The enlargement and diversity of our range of services in this area reflects our ambition to offer a complete range of services calling on our comprehensive real estate expertise” emphasises Herman Du Bois, Managing Director of Atisreal APM.

“Providing asset management services is a strategy developed by the Atisreal group as a whole in order to respond to the increasingly frequent wish of our clients to entrust the whole of the management of their real estate portfolio to professionals” stresses Philip Coates, Managing Director of Atisreal Benelux.

“For Swiss Life, real estate occupies an increasingly important place in its global asset management” explains Johan Bertrands, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life for Belgium and Luxembourg; “ the collaboration which we have initiated with Atisreal APM will enable us to benefit from the expertise and services of professionals in the management of real estate assets”.

Atisreal Benelux, created in 2002, provides global corporate real estate solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Atisreal Benelux currently employs 52 people.

Atisreal A.P.M. Belgium is one of the most important real estate management specialists in Belgium, with more than 12 years experience in the manage ment of office buildings, companies and projects (Workplace solutions and space management). The use of interactive software enables the Atisreal A.P.M. team to offer a complete range of high added value services to both owners and tenants.

In addition to real estate asset management which continues to be the core business of Atisreal A.P.M., the Project Management team also provides support to both owners and tenants for development and renovation work.

Atisreal is a member of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Group.
With 2 200 employees, BNP PARIBAS immobilier is one of the leading real estate players in Europe and n° 1 in corporate real estate services in Continental Europe.

Swiss Life
Swiss Life intends to become the benchmark par excellence in terms of pension, long -term savings and protection plans on the European markets where it operates. On its home market, namely Switzerland, it is a leading player and on certain selected European markets, including Belgium, Swiss Life offers individuals and companies comprehensive advice and a broad range of products via its own network of agents, brokers and banks.

Multinational companies can enjoy tailor-made services, provided by a network of partners in over 50 countries: the Swiss Life network is considered as a pioneer in the area of international pooling.
The Swiss Life group which is headquartered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 and currently employs around 10 000
Its Belgian subsidiary was set up in 1955 and currently employees 419 people. In 2003, Swiss Life in Belgium generated gross income of 342.2 million euros, including 157.7 million euros for the group’s insurance activities alone.

Shares of Swiss Life Holding are listed on the Zurich SWX stock market (ticker symbol SLHN).

Atisreal APM Belgium

Mr. Herman du Bois - Administrateur Délégué
Tél. +32 (0)2 775 01 81
Fax +32 (0)2 772 54 17

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Origami PR Consultant
Fabienne Smets
Tél. : +32 (0)2 539 07 04
Fax : +32 (0)2 539 11 31

Atisreal Benelux
Anne-France Simon
Marketing & Communication
Tél. +32 (0)2 775 68 95
Fax +32 (0)2 772 54 17

Swiss Life
Nadine Lints
Corporate Communications
Tél : + 32 (0)2 238 86 12
Fax : + 32 (0)2 238 86 52