We believe in the proximity of talent and opportunity that has drawn people into urban centers for centuries. We believe the magic of cities gives birth to ideas, creates culture, and inspires change. We believe in cities, and we act on our beliefs. In the summer and autumn of 2020, during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were out in the market expanding on our commitment to cities and investing in eternal places like Paris. Within just a few months, we closed on each of these unique opportunities.
Odéon is a prime Haussmannian office and retail building in the heart of historical Paris. This magnificent property was an originally small, independent, 19th-century building and possibly the birthplace of poet Charles Baudelaire. Located on Boulevard Saint-Germain, you can feel the history and the opportunity for reinvention in this unique, rare opportunity. We’ll respectfully enhance Odéon through a renovation scheme that responds to the new way of working, showing how reuse fuels a city.
While others hesitated, we held onto our core fundamentals and values. We know that we can be part of the magic that will rebuild cities, like Paris, across the world.