Balzac REIM is an independent real estate fund manager regulated by the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers)

Balzac REIM builds bespoke investment strategies for its clients.
We offer a full range of services from sourcing buildings located in and close to Paris, to structuring acquisitions and applying our high-grade asset management know-how to complex real estate transactions.

Value creation is at the core of our corporate philosophy

History

Key Dates

2021

>€ 1bn AUM
1st dedicated office OPPCI

2020

Awarded Alternative Investment
Fund Management status by the AMF

2019

€ 700 million AUM

2018

€ 500 million AUM

2015

€ 200 million AUM

2009

Redevelopment of 26,000 sq m
flagship office building

2007

Launch Balzac REIM

Values

5 guiding values

01Proactive

We listen
Our clients appreciate the way we listen to their concerns and treat every situation on its merits.

02Agile

We are agile
We strive to anticipate and adapt to the demands of a changing world.

03Professionnal

We act professionnaly
We apply, develop and hone skills that ensure we retain our position as the « go to » player in our market.

04Experienced

We apply our experience
We apply our team’s long-term and diverse professional experience to everything we do.

05Independent

We are independent
Balzac REIM is an independently owned and managed business which gives us freedom to make the right decisions for our investors.

Commitments

Our approach to responsible investment

Managing our clients’ capital to deliver a positive impact on society and on the environment.

OUR ESG CRITERIA

Balzac REIM believes that a positive environment is a fundamental driver of growth.

E

Environmental

To reduce our carbon footprint, Balzac REIM occupies a building with exceptional environmental and sustainability labels.
We recycle our waste and our office furniture is made of natural wood.
We encourage our staff to ride bicycles to work and use electric vehicles.
S

Social

Balzac REIM seeks to transmit its knowledge.

We offer internships to students and regularly teach classes in France’s leading business schools.

We gifted our previous office furniture to a charity.
G

Governance

Balzac REIM values its independence highly as it guarantees our ability to
provide objective advice free of conflicts of interest.

When possible we co-invest our own equity alongside our clients.

AFFILIATIONS

Guided by responsible investment criteria Balzac REIM has signed The United Nations Principles for Investment (UN PRI).
The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into our investment
practices.

OUR ESG APPROACH

We apply ESG considerations to real estate investment opportunities that we consider for our clients whenever possible. All our properties under management have best-in-class environmental and sustainability labels.

Logo PRI

Our concrete ESG commitments

In 2017 the first Café Joyeux was set up in Rennes, employing and training people, mainly with Down's syndrome or cognitive disorders such as autism.
Sensitive to the subject of social inclusion and solidarity, Balzac REIM has chosen to participate in the development of Café Joyeux, which contributes to the inclusion of people with mental and cognitive disabilities.
By 2022, 1000 companies directly or indirectly participate in the Café Joyeux project as clients or consuming their products.

Created in 2017, Cycles de l'Immobilier is an association whose aim is to promote cycling among European real estate professionals, while at the same time donating funds collected to charities within the real estate, construction and education sectors.
Convinced by the benefits of sport for an individual's health and well-being (a large part of our team has been cycling on electric bikes for the past three years), Balzac REIM has taken the initiative of becoming a bronze sponsor of the association for the next 3 years.
Amongst the 70 cyclists who will ride from Paris to the Mipim in Cannes (1,000 kms in 5 days), Balzac REIM employee will take part to support the three associations "Vaincre la Mucovisidose "Se Tendre la Main", and "Les Architectes de l'Urgence". The aim of this event is to raise €100.000.
These initiatives are an opportunity to put the business considerations aside in order to carry out a concrete action in support of causes that are close to our hearts.

Projets en cours

Balzac REIM measures its carbon footprint which it intends off-setting by planting trees in France later this year.

Balzac REIM is studying the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof of storage building on a farm in the French countryside.

Organisation

Our team