Mid-priced rental apartments for seniors
The facilities in and around Lapis Lazuli make the apartments very attractive for seniors. The apartments are located centrally on the town square with a range of facilities within walking distance, such as the Middenwaard shopping centre, restaurants, a theatre, a cinema, the town hall and a library. The apartments are also spacious. Most have two bedrooms and all have outdoor space. In the heart of Lapis Lazuli is a large, green courtyard garden where residents can meet.
A study recently published by a.s.r. real estate reveals a major shortage of affordable rental housing for seniors. Due to the scarcity of suitable houses and high rents, elderly people often continue living in their existing, unsuitable house and/or home environment, impeding the necessary and highly desirable momentum in the housing market.
“Seniors are an important target group for the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund,” says Robbert van Dijk, fund director of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund. “The provision of suitable houses for seniors in the mid-priced rental segment frees up more spacious single-family homes for young households. With this acquisition we are therefore not only delivering on our impact strategy focused on mid-priced rental segment, but at the same time fulfilling our ambition of making more houses available for seniors and hence creating better mobility in the residential market.”