Avignon Capital to invest in Australia


Avignon Capital, the European property investment firm and asset manager, has received a new mandate to invest in Australia, where it will focus on office real estate and hotels. Having previously invested exclusively and successfully in Europe, Avignon Capital will target Sydney and Melbourne, and will be looking to deploy capital over several assets, lot sizes between $20-$50m.

Australia’s stable macroeconomic and investment climate makes it an ideal destination for Avignon Capital to continue with its business expansion. The Australian investment market experienced a buoyant 2016 and 2017, which looks set to continue: there has been a 94% increase in direct commercial real estate investment in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the previous quarter.

Avignon has identified that Sydney and Melbourne’s office real estate market is particularly attractive and the best performing in Australia, and similarly the hotel real estate market provides strong opportunities for investment.

Patrick Flaton, CFOO of Avignon Capital, said“We are excited to announce our expansion into Australia, a market that we have identified as a prime investment opportunity. Australia’s vibrant, modern economy provides a perfect platform for us to invest during this growth phase.

Our talent lies in our ability to identify long-term trends and tailor our approach to clients’ specific needs. This is the key to our impressive returns, and we look forward to striking up good relationships with brokers whilst acquiring a portfolio of prime, cutting-edge commercial real estate.”   

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