Atterbury joins forces with IULIUS


Atterbury Europe has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with IULIUS the joint venture to accelerate the development strategy of IULIUS * a rapid development pace of Openville Timisoara, as well as future projects * strengthening of the IULIUS MALL network on a regional level

Atterbury Europe and IULIUS have established a joint financial fund, with equal participation shares (50/50) for the development of the mixed-use project Openville Timisoara, western Romania, as well as other development projects to be started.

Moreover, the partnership will contribute to supporting the consolidation strategy on the regional level of the mall network created under the IULIUS MALL brand, by the joint holding of 50% each of the shares pertaining to IULIUS MALL IASI, IULIUS MALL TIMISOARA, IULIUS MALL CLUJ and IULIUS MALL SUCEAVA.

The partnership will fundamentally strengthen IULIUS’ dominant position on the Romanian market and accelerate the development pace of the regional projects, both the on-going as well as the future ones.

Atterbury Europe is a European real estate investment company with an emphasis on co-investing with local partners who are leaders in their jurisdictions, with access to a development pipeline that can be accelerated. Romania is Atterbury Europe’s third investment jurisdiction after successful acquisitions in Serbia and Cyprus.  

The agreement between Atterbury Europe and IULIUS marks the start of a strong business relationship which targets new real estate developments in Romania.

“Atterbury Europe’s investment strategy is to invest alongside the “best of breed” in the countries we choose to invest in. We are delighted that our presence in Europe together with our South African ties have led to the joint venture with the IULIUS GROUP in Romania,” said Henk Deist, CEO of Atterbury Europe.

“We share a similar culture and passion for the development of high quality real estate projects, specifically in the mixed use space, and we look forward to working with the IULIUS GROUP to reach new heights together,” comments Louis van der Watt, Atterbury Property Holdings South Africa Chief Executive Officer. 

“During the last 17 years, IULIUS has dedicated its efforts to achieving landmark regional projects for the sustainable development of communities, and the agreement with Atterbury Europe holds a significant role in the acceleration of this strategy. Our joint venture combines the know-how and dominant position we hold in the Romanian market, with the financial strength and experience in property management of this prestigious international group. We share the same business vision and we are confident that together we will strengthen our development strategy, adding value to our portfolio and implementing new landmark projects,” states Iulian Dascalu, IULIUS Company President. 

IULIUS’ portfolio will continue to be managed by the same team of specialists in property management.


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