On 10 December, the first tree was planted in Arsenal district. A former top place for civil and military industry, the 17-hectare Eco-district is part of Greater Paris. Icade will carry out the Naturessence programme, which will include 191 housing units, 44 of which will be intermediate and 21 social rental units.
On 5 November, Icade, Vinci Immobilier and Covivio inaugurated the Quai 8.2 property complex in the heart of the Bordeaux Euratlantique business district, thus participating in a Project of National Signifiance (French acronym : OIN) to create new urban centrality and ensure Bordeaux’s place among Europe’s most appealing cities.
On 6 November, CDC Habitat announced its acquisition of a 40% stake in the capital of Société d'économie mixte immobilière de Vichy (Semiv). This new partnership will enable Semiv to invest €70mn to increase the supply of social housing units in Vichy and revitalise its city centre by 2030.
The energy transition in favour of social housing: this is at the heart of the partnership signed on 29 October between CDC Habitat and Enedis. France's leading landlord and the public service company involved in the energy transition have decided to take concrete action together in favour of social housing in particular.
Icade Santé, a 56.8%-owned subsidiary of Icade, has successfully completed its first €500mn bond issue maturing in 2029 at a fixed rate of 0.875%. This benchmark operation will enable Icade Santé to fund its expansion plan, which has set the goal of investing €1nn in France by 2022.
Icade has just made a new investment in Italy, with the acquisition of seven nursing homes. This transaction is part of Icade's ongoing international diversification of its investments in healthcare real estate.
On 15 October, Foncière Habitat Humanisme (FHH) and Banque des Territoires renewed the three-year agreement that had bound them since 2016. Banque des Territoires thus supports an actor that works, on a national scale, to buy, build and renovate housing for destituted people.
Altarea Cogedim Entreprise and CDC Investissement Immobilier* completed the sale of the 3 office buildings in the Issy-Cœur de Ville eco-neighbourhood to CNP Assurances in a state of future completion. The insurer will set up its future headquarters there by 2022. The two partners also completed the acquisition of CNP Assurances' current headquarters in Montparnasse (Paris 15e).