About Bouwfonds IM
Bouwfonds Investment Management (Bouwfonds IM) is the real asset investment management division of Rabo Real Estate Group, one of Europe’s leading real estate companies.
We seek to deliver sustainable value to society by investing our clients’ capital in real assets through our investment funds and by actively managing these assets. Delivering sustainable value means we invest in quality rather than quantity, aim for sustainable results rather than short-term profit and operate transparently and to society’s benefit in both good and bad times. We want to be a respected investor and manager of institutional and private capital and we are keenly aware that our clients’ trust in us depends on our professional conduct and decision making.
Society should fulfill the basic needs of all people now and in the future. Therefore, society requires more than short-term vision; sustainable value for the future is essential. Thinking on the basis of sustainable value for the future means opting for quality over quantity, for sustainable results over quick wins, for transparency over secrecy and for long-term involvement in good and bad times for the benefit of all stakeholders in society.
We aim to deliver sustainable value to society by investing capital raised from our clients in real assets through our investment funds and by actively managing the assets our funds invest in. We aim to be a respected investor and manager of institutional and private money who inspires the highest degree of confidence in our clients thanks to our sense of corporate social responsibility, which steers all our decisions.
As part of the Rabo Real Estate Group, Bouwfonds IM’s underlying core values are:
In respecting our environment we focus on satisfying all stakeholders by anticipating people’s needs and by not engaging in anything that is not beneficial to society.
Sustainability adds value for all our stakeholders. In this respect, Bouwfonds IM wants to lead the way in the real estate and infrastructure markets and treat the environment and natural resources responsibly. This means that we constantly look for sustainable methods for our business operations.
Corporate social responsibility serves as the basis for all our decisions. We are transparent towards all stakeholders in our business operations. Our communication about products, cost structure, risks and opportunities is clear. The decision-making process, revenues and underlying assumptions are communicated openly and clearly.
Our clients experience our professionalism in our ambitious and expert working method, based on standardised investment processes, in which we take responsibility for assignments and agreements. This working method includes advising on the right investment product during the process of raising equity capital, the policy of providing information to the several investment committees during the investment process, the investment approvals as well as the continuous reporting on the funds and asset management for our investment clients.
We aim to be a leading force in providing innovative and distinctive products with strong, long-term commitment to the sectors we carefully select. By investing in thorough research and dedicated teams, we amass authoritative sector and asset expertise and knowledge.
Our investment products generally have a long-term investment horizon for which our clients entrust their money to us. We are committed to do our utmost to serve our clients’ interests in each phase of the investment process, in good and bad times alike. Where possible we aim to align our interests with those of our clients (e.g. through co-investing).