Pan-European real estate investment company and Portuguese investor Bedrock Capital Partners have launched the Ecologis sustainable logistics platform.
Ecologis disposes of ten last mile and big box warehouses in Portugal totalling 152,000 m2, primarily in the greater Lisbon metropolitan area.
Current tenants include top-tier Portuguese and international logistics companies, food distributors and e-commerce players.
Jonathan Willén, CEO of Europi, commented: ‘We are very excited to formally launch our logistics platform, Ecologis. The company is a representation of Europi’s investment philosophy, focusing on a geography with attractive fundamentals in a segment supported by strong secular trends and built with a clear sustainability angle. The partnership with Bedrock is at the core of this and we look forward to expanding the platform further.’
João Tenreiro Gonçalves, executive partner of Bedrock Capital, said: ‘We are proud to announce the launch of Ecologis, the first sustainability focused logistics platform of scale in Portugal. Ecologis offers occupiers prime logistics space in the most attractive strategic locations with direct proximity to the largest metropolitan centres in Portugal. We strive to be the company of choice for conscious businesses seeking space to optimise their operations and their environmental impact.’
Sustainability represents a core focus for the company and several ESG improvement initiatives are carried out across the portfolio.
These include upgrading the assets’ ESG credentials and installing solar panels, providing renewable green electricity to tenants and the surrounding local communities, and the installation of EV charging stations.
To achieve this, Europi and Bedrock have partnered with global renewable energy specialist Greenvolt.
Ecologis is seeking growth through acquisitions of existing assets with ESG improvement potential as well as selective developments of state-of-the art sustainable logistics facilities.