Building Tomorrow Today

Family-Owned, Listed & Pan-European. 

We are a leading, pan-European developer, manager and owner of high-quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate. We operate a fully integrated business model with capabilities and long-standing expertise across the value chain, from land acquisition to development and asset and property management. With origins as a construction company, today our strategic focus is on the development of large multi-tenant business parks. We are a family-owned business operating in 12 European countries. 

We build to create value

As a family-owned business we think across generations. We operate in a responsible and sustainable manner, striking the right balance between results, tradition and innovation.  Our business is driven by prosperous, long-term relationships. We strive to create value and be a trusted partner to our customers and the communities in which we operate.  

 

 

In our efforts to serve our customers and communities best, we are guided by three principles: local presence, respect and responsiveness. That means we have a deep and thorough understanding of markets and regional specifics and respect the individual needs of both our customers and our communities. By being on-the-ground and close to our customers as well as to the communities in which we operate, we ensure that we can react quickly to serve their needs. We listen to them and respond to their individual needs through creative solutions and a collaborative spirit. We do this by challenging ourselves and adapting to the changing demands of our industry every day. 

We focus on prime locations

The logistics sector is undergoing rapid changes. As E-commerce continues to reshape consumption patterns, businesses and third-party logistics providers are prioritizing the delivery process within their business model.  

With a careful and sophisticated selection process for our land bank, we are uniquely positioned to serve our customers who are looking for a location in the vicinity of major European cities with direct access to main traffic lines, offering easy public access as well as 24/7 operations. 

 

VGP - Building Tomorrow Today

VGP - Building Tomorrow Today

Our History

Successful track record of geographic expansion and continued delivery across markets

 

 

  • 1998

    VGP Founded in Czech Republic as a family-owned real estate developer

  • 2007

    Listing on Euronext Brussels and Prague Stock Exchange

  • 2011

    Sale of Czech assets to fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners

  • 2015

    Expansion to Spain

  • 2017

    Fully marketed secondary equity offering (reaching 37% free float)

  • 2019

    Expansion of Allianz partnership – launch of second joint venture (50/50) with Allianz Real Estate

  • 2002

    Start-up of the development of a proprietary portfolio

  • 2007-2009

    Expansion throughout the Middle-European region (Slovakia, Hungary) and Baltics (Estonia and Latvia)

  • 2013

    Expansion to Germany

  • 2016

    Launch of first joint venture (50/50) with Allianz Real Estate

  • 2018-2019

    Further expansion throughout Western Europe (Benelux, Austria) and Southern Europe (Italy, Portugal)

Our Offer

We provide attractive and functional premises in prime locations.

High-quality Building Standards

VGP’s logistics assets offer high technical standards and great modularity for potential customers with a particular focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. High-quality projects are developed on the basis of our building standards while always allowing for individual adaptations to meet to specific requirements of future customers.  

VGP BULDING STANDARDS

Turnkey Solutions

We either offer our customers premises that are already realised, with minimal need for further adjustments, or realise premises according to their specific requirements. Universally adopted top standard building parameters for all our parks allow for both logistic services and semi-industrial usage of our properties. 

Build-to-suit

We offer a full-suite of tailor-made solutions for build-to-suit projects. 

"Build-to-suit" solutions by VGP offer the possibility of full adaptation of the property to the requirements and specifics of the future customer – from layout to technological solutions – from as early as the preparatory stages: 

  • Search for an ideal location within our own land bank and beyond together with the customer
  • In-house design and layout of buildings tailored to customer specifications (within minimum building standards protocol)  
  • Versatile and innovative solutions, developed in partnership with the customer
  • Benefit from our strategic alliances with architecture firms 

Property and Facility Management

Our Property and Facility Management services are designed to help optimise our customers buildings’ performance, enabling a productive and efficient usage and a content workforce to deliver great business results. 

Our team of dedicated property and facility management experts ensures our buildings and assets are maintained at the highest standards, mitigate risks, improve safety and reduce costs through an efficient, streamlined process. 

 

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Our Markets

Active sustainable
management

As a family-owned business we aim to use our know-how to ensure that we contribute to a bright and sustainable future for the coming generations.

We are focused on continuously optimizing our buildings in accordance with the demands of the market and the latest technical innovations. Energy efficiency and sustainability are among our top priorities. We know that it is possible to build, redevelop, renovate and transform logistics properties in a sustainable and technologically advanced way. This is both beneficial for the environment and the wellbeing of the people who work at our locations.  

We are undertaking several initiatives to further enhance the sustainability of our buildings, including: 

Renewable Energy

Onsite renewable energy generation facilities which include solar, wind and geothermal energy projects. 

As of year-end 2018, VGP has enabled the development of 165,000 m² of rooftop solar panels with a generation capacity of 12,500 kWp. Various other developments for solar panel roofs are in advanced discussions including the analysis of a pan-European roll-out of solar panels on our property portfolio. 

 

Green Buildings

A high quality and sustainable building standard is included in our building protocol, which also applies to our joint ventures with our partner Allianz Real Estate. As from 1 January 2020, we have set ourselves the goal to obtain a certificate for all our newly developed property on at least a BREEAM “Very Good” or equivalent building standard rating level (DGNB/LEED). 

In addition, in cases where this is desired by our customer, we will continue to look for ways to go beyond the “Very Good”-certificate and achieve higher BREEAM or equivalent building standard rating improvements where feasible. 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency

We take energy efficiency measures in our new buildings but also in existing (logistics) buildings, warehouses and installations, including insulation, dock shelters and LED lighting. By using LED lighting solutions with intelligent light management systems (LMS), including through the usage of motion detectors, energy consumption can be significantly reduced to the benefit of the tenant. Other measures which can be considered are infrared heaters, heat pump air conditioning and optimizing use of natural light and air flow.

Waste Management

Our parks facilitate waste management and recycling, taking into account the diversity of waste categories. Our parks offer multiple collection systems adapted to the local requirements and customer needs. Waste resulting from selective collection of non-hazardous industrial and commercial waste is separated to improve recovery rates. And organic waste from catering or the food processing industry is where possible recovered by specialist firms to achieve controlled composting.

Clean Transportation

We aim to promote the usage of clean energy both through the selection of our locations as well as through the services we offer. We select our locations based on good public transport access and for our new parks, where needed, we work together with municipalities in order to achieve local access with optimal inclusion in the local public transport network. In cooperation with our tenants we aim to promote clean transportation and facilitate the usage by offering electric vehicle charging stations, electric truck vehicle charging, bike parking facilities, etc. 

Sustainable Water Management

We promote projects which reduce freshwater consumption, capturing and recycling rainwater, green roofing etc. 

 

 

VGP Park Munich - Sustainability

VGP Park Munich - Sustainability

Joint ventures

Allianz Real Estate and VGP

On 31 May 2016, VGP and Allianz established their first 50:50 partnership, a joint venture VGP European Logistics S.à r.l. focusing on the acquisition of prime logistic assets in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with a target gross asset value of €1.7 billion. 

On 1 July 2019, VGP and Allianz announced an expanded strategic partnership with a new joint venture VGP European Logistics 2, also for a target gross asset value of €1.7 billion and targeting core logistics assets in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

 

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VGP Foundation

Our mission is to encourage nature conservation, have impact on local communities through social projects and conserve and protect Europe’s cultural heritage.

Through the VGP Foundation, we are helping to improve quality of life across European communities, not just in the ones in which VGP operates its logistics and industrial parks.

 

Read here the interview with our CEO