On 1 March 2019, a.s.r. real estate launched the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund. The fund will invest in real estate on science parks in the Netherlands. Through the deployment of this strategy a.s.r. real estate will make an active contribution to the development of the Dutch knowledge sector. The ASR Dutch Science Park Fund is the fourth sector fund of the real estate manager and focuses on institutional investors. As with the retail, residential and office fund, ASR Nederland N.V. acts as anchor investor.
The ASR Dutch Science Park Fund (ASR DSPF) focuses on the most developed science parks of the Netherlands. These locations offer a stable and attractive investment climate thanks to strong local eco systems, with education by Dutch top universities, research programmes and commercial activities. ASR DSPF invests in real estate that supports these eco systems. This will mainly consists of office space, and production and research space, but also for example short stay apartments, retail and catering. ASR DSPF will enter into preferred partnerships with universities, acting as a long-term partner. In addition to the ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund, the ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund) and the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, this is the fourth sector fund introduced by a.s.r. real estate.